All of us depend on progress and innovation. Whether we are talking about the economy, your wages at work, or the technology that you use every day, we all rely on progress and innovation to push our society forward. Often, this creative spark comes from entrepreneurs. The best entrepreneurs have groundbreaking ideas and the resources to bring them into reality. Here are the top three visionary entrepreneurs working in Silicon Valley today. Whether you know it or not, you are benefiting from the work that they do.

Elon Musk

The world’s most famous CEO is also its most influential on many fronts. Whether it is the electric vehicles that he is pushing through Tesla, the off-world technology that he has introduced through SpaceX, or the human/computer brain interface of Neuralink, Elon Musk is on the cutting edge of just about everything. There are many other creative entrepreneurs out there, but Elon Musk is the king of visionary Silicon Valley entrepreneurs in 2019.

Nick Woodman

The GoPro CEO was inspired to create his head-mounted camera when he could not find a way to get high-quality footage while surfing. Today, GoPro cameras have become so affordable and ubiquitous that they have entirely transformed the consumer photography market. Now, nearly everyone has a high-quality camera in some device or other, and Woodman is as much to thank for this social transformation as anyone. Even more, it all got started on a surfing trip!

Natalia Karayaneva

Propy CEO Natalia Karayaneva is revolutionizing the real estate industry by making house-buying as simple as buying a product on Amazon. By bringing all sorts of real estate agency tasks into a single application, Karayaneva’s company has brought the real estate transaction process time down from weeks to hours. Millions of dollars in real estate have already been transacted through Propy in the Southern California market, and the company is expanding rapidly into other regions.

Innovation and entrepreneurship drive most of the positive changes that we see in our lives from year to year. No matter your politics or personal preferences, all of us can be thankful for the efforts of bright people on this planet.