Who ever said age was a barrier to success has obviously never meet these 10 inspiring individuals who have all built up phenomenal businesses before they were even old enough to vote…
1. Fraser Doherty
This young Scottish lad learnt to make jam with his grandmother when he was just 14 years old. By the age of 16 he had left school and was well on his way to creating his company Super Jam. This humble Scotsman’s jam empire is now stocked in over 2000 supermarkets worldwide and commands an impressive 10 per cent of the UK jam market. By the time he was 19 years old, this teenager was making over 10 million
dollars per annum.
2. Juliette Brindak Blake
This social networking queen is the cofounder and CEO of Miss O And Friends. By the age of 16 Brindak had created a specialised social media platform specifically for tweens and teens that generates 10 million visits a month and has a net worth of
around $15 million dollars.
3. Romero Bryan
At the age of just 12, Romero Bryan started designing clothes and had created his own clothing label. By the age of 13 he was dressing celebrities and now boasts Beyonce, Victoria Beckham and Cameron Diaz as some of his most loyal clients. Bryan’s fashion empire is expected to earn him over 30 million pounds by 2020.
4. Jason O’Neill
Jason O’Neill did not wait until he was a teenager to become a successful businessman. At the age of nine, O’Neill started making Pencil Bugs, colourful pencil toppers in the shape of bugs. By the time he was 13, O’Neill had created a fully-fledged business and by the time he was 16 he was an award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, philanthropist and author.
5. Noa Mintz
Noa Mintz started her first business in 2008 running art classes for kids in the holidays for a small fee. By the age of 16 she was running a full service child care agency in New York City called Nannies by Noa and was featured in Fortune’s list of the 18 most innovative and ambitious teens under 18
6. Kristopher Tate
Whilst at the age of four most kids are learning to read Kristopher Tate was already dabbling in computer programming. By 17 he had created Zooomr – one of the most successful photo sharing services on the
7. Brian Wong
Brian Wong is a Canadian Internet entrepreneur who in 2010 co-founded Klip, a mobile app rewards platform that lets brands and companies give real-world rewards for in-game achievements. By 2017 Klip was generating more than $20 million in revenue per annum.
8. Mikaila Ulmer
By her thirteenth birthday Mikailia Ulmer had turned her fear of bee’s into a successful company and was CEO of Me & the Bees Lemonade. After successfully securing a $60 000 investment from the TV show “Shark Tank” and a contract with Whole Foods this Texan dynamo has proved herself to be one savvy businesswoman.
9. Mark Zuckerberg
Whilst studying at Harvard Mark Zuckerberg created the software that would eventually become Facebook – one of the world’s most successful social networking sites. With now over 400 million users Facebook is considered one of the most successful websites ever built and has made this college drop out a multi billionaire.
10. Fred De Luca
Perhaps one of the most successful teenage entrepreneurs of all time was Fred De Luca, who back in 1965 at the age of just 17 used a $1000 loan from a friend to found Subway. From a simple sandwich shop, De Luca created a franchise empire that now boasts over 45 000 locations in 112 countries. At the time of his death in 2015 De Luca had an estimated net worth of US$3.5billion.