Selfgrowth.com featured five Australians who have overcome the challenges of being in a foreign environment to become hugely successful in the US. At the head of the list, naturally, is media tycoon Rupert Murdoch. He began with a few newspapers in his home country and New Zealand and then hit the road, first conquering the UK and then capturing the American media market.
Cameron Poetzscher left Australia to attend Harvard Business School and stayed on in the US. He worked his way up the ladder at Goldman Sachs, finally becoming MD of the company's M&A Group, and now serves as VP of Corporate Development at Uber. Celebrity chef Curtis Stone has participated in many TV shows, published several cooking and lifestyle books and opened a number of restaurants, two of which are in the US. Rounding out the list are molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn, and professional surfer Rob Machado.