Global industry doesn't stand still for very long, and there are quite a few disappearing industries — but what is taking their place? What came out of nowhere while people were reading their newspapers, talking on landline phones, and considering baseball a growing, thriving sport? We took a look around the business landscape and found several industries that seemed to appear from nowhere … at least to those who weren't paying attention.
PROFESSIONAL VIDEO GAMING
CORPORATE WELLNESS SERVICES
SOCIAL NETWORK GAMES
LUXURY VINYL TILE FLOORING
There was no Uber until 2009, which means we haven't even had a decade of ride sharing, but now Uber alone has 1.5 million drivers across 83 countries and 40 million people using its app. That's worked out well for the founders, but Glassdoor estimates that Uber and Lyft drivers make roughly $32,000 a year. With expenses, it's often far less.