There are many successful people in the world, but few of them distinguish themselves as such before they are legally allowed to drink. With that in mind, please enjoy this list of achievers, leaders, and savvy entrepreneurs who gained their success in their childhood years.
The Most Successful Child Entrepreneurs Industry: Hair care products Born: 1996 Succeeded: by age 10 She began selling hair care products that her family developed as a very young child. By the age of 10, her product had grown in popularity, and she was the CEO of her own company, aptly named Leanna, Inc. A spate of media attention in 2008 boosted the success of the then-12-year-old. Her success inspired her to expand her focus to philanthropy and motivational speaking. Industry: Food preparation products Born: 1985 Succeeded: by age 8 Abbey realized two things early in life: people love bacon, but they also crave healthy foods. With this in mind, she created the Makin’ Bacon dish, a cooking vessel that allows bacon to cook in microwaves and shed a great deal more fat than with traditional cooking methods. Abbey went on the talk show circuit to promote her product, and it is still sold today. Industry: Collectible card games Born: 1994 Succeeded: by age 12 Like many boys his age, Anshul had an interest in collectible card games. Seeing the opportunity to teach as well as entertain, he invented Elementeo, a card game that mixes combat and real principles of chemistry. Distributing the game via his company, Alchemist Empire, Inc., itgained popularity all around the U.S. Industry: Internet Born: 1990 Succeeded: by age 14 Spending time online is a popular hobby for kids, but few turn it into a million-dollar vocation. That’s what Ashley Qualls did with whateverlife.com, a site aimed at kids her age and supported by ad revenue. Since starting it, she’s generated millions of dollars, bought her mother a house (paying all at once, in cash), and obtained legal emancipation. Industry: Nonprofit Born: 1997 Succeeded: by age 9 Neha is the youngest person on the list, but her success has not been in amassing wealth. Where others made money for themselves, Neha decided to help others by founding Empowered Orphans, and nonprofit that helps underpriviledged youth in India to educate themselves and improve their station in life. Her organization has helped build libraries, provide medical care, and equipment to learn or work. Industry: Internet Born: 1994 Succeeded: by age 13 Video games were David’s passion as a young child, but he soon channeled that passion into a successful blog. At first he brought in a few dollars with AdSense, but found out early on that affiliate marketing could be far lucrative. Today he is considered an affiliate marketing expert, and has expanded his business substantially. Industry: Internet Born: 1986 Succeeded: by age 14 Born in India, Suhas took his entrepreneurial skill worldwide early in life. At age 14, he launched a website called coolhundustan.com and was soon building his business by selling websites to firms with no web presence. Today he is the CEO of a global IT company, has graduated from Harvard, and received accolades from World Bank, Davos, and numerous other organization. Industry: Multiple Industries Born: 1984 Succeeded: by age 15 He was a businessman by age 9, had made $50,000 dollars selling Beanie Babies online by age 15, and by the time he was 17, he was already a millionaire, thanks in part to numerous successful websites. Since then he’s made numerous television appearances, holds assets and various markets worldwide, and shows no signs of slowing in his wildly successful career. Industry: Multiple Industries Born: 1986 Succeeded: by age 11 Farrah Gray is a born entrepreneur, selling home-made body lotion and painted rocks at age 6. By the time he was 12, he had founded multiple companies, and by 16, several were profitable and Gray was a millionaire. Branching into broadcast and published media, food products, and speaking engagements, there are few industries he hasn’t conquered. Industry: IT/Internet Born: 1987 Succeeded: by age 14 By now, you’ve read of several exceptional individuals with strong entrepreneurial spirits and businesses by age 14 (like Ben, whose IT company Comcate was profitable by the time was 14). What makes Ben different is his unique point of view: his life is entrepreneurship. He has documented his ideas extensively in his blog, and with numerous speaking engagements and professional organizations, and they have influenced many.
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