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The leader of the "You didn't built that" country would take issue with the Ukrainian immigrant who built a company processing $10 billion worth of transactions annually:
Oleg Firer co-founded Unified Payments in 2007 at age 29. The company now processes $10 billion worth of transactions for 100,000 merchants a year, and it's growing quickly.
Unified Payments isn't alone, though. Despite the tough economy, the median three-year growth of 2012 Inc. 500 companies was 1,436 percent - the highest rate in the list's 31-year history, according to Inc. (More From CNBC: Secrets of Venture Capitalists)
When the list debuted, Firer, 35, was a boy living in Ukraine. He arrived in Brooklyn, New York, at age 12 and grew up in the borough's Brighton Beach neighborhood. He started his first business, a cell phone retailer, at age 17. His immigrant family didn't have much money when he was growing up; as a result, Firer focused on working hard.
"I got where I am because I wouldn't take no for an answer," said Firer, who now lives in Miami with his family and drives a Bentley to work. "I always remember where I came from and that I could end up back there with nothing." [source]Yes, if it were not for the government Obama built, there would be no shovel-ready roads on which those transactions could travel.