Firer (Source: LinkedIn)

Inc. Magazine released their annual Inc. 5000 list, which ranks the fastest-growing U.S-based private companies. Former Brighton Beach resident Oleg Firer tops the list.

Firer co-founded Unified Payments in 2007 at the tender age of 29. His company has since seen a 23,646 percent growth and processes $10 billion worth of transactions for over 100,000 merchants a year.

Firer, who is now 35, arrived in Brighton Beach as a young boy. He says that his family’s financial struggles made him want to succeed in business.

He started his first company,  a cellphone retailer, at 17.

“I got where I am because I wouldn’t take no for an answer,” Firer told Inc., noting that he has since moved to Miami with his family. “I always remember where I came from and that I could end up back there with nothing.”

The 2012 Inc. 500 and Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, among other attributes, a company’s minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000 and $2 million for 2011.

 Not bad Firer, way to live the American dream.

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  • ShadowLock

    what type of company ?

    • Thatguy

      Firer co-founded Unified Payments in 2007 at the tender age of 29. His company has since seen a 23,646 percent growth and processes $10 billion worth of transactions for over 100,000 merchants a year.

      • ShadowLock

         What Type of company?, stupid troll.

        Unified Payments doesn’t tell me jack squat.

        • Kevin L

          They collect and process payments for merchants…. so a credit card processor. Pretty simple.

          • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

            Perhaps it is simple. But I assume almost nothing. However, I shall assume that Shadowlock also assumes almost nothing as well. So the question is a valid one, and should be asked.

  • OccupyWallStreet

    He’s now the enemy.

  • EndofDaze

    Most people, and there are many, who grew up in southern Brooklyn, and went on to do very well (and doing well, is subjective, at times), are in most cases very proud of their roots, and wear, where they come from, on their sleeves! Obviously, not this guy, who grew up, at another time. Generation Me! 

  • Mehhh

    He owes me 8 bucks from JHS

  • http://www.facebook.com/seetizen.trublood Seetizen Trublood

    I’m sure this Russian is scamming the system in one way or the other. It’s just a matter of time before we start seeing a multitude of indictments associated with his company. Remember his name and this article.

    • Jon

       I agree, most Russians just scam the system.
      even the “honest” ones have Delaware plates, or some other way of gaming the system.

  • Blonco

    All of you are such haters holy crap