This age of the Internet and technology has brought a new meaning to entrepreneurship. One example is that people today can showcase their ideas, portfolios, and look for colleagues with the same business interest way easier than in the 90s. Platforms like LinkedIn, Meetup, and Opportunity make such conduct possible.
With unlimited access to knowledge and inspiration, businesspeople who are worth billions of dollars are getting younger and younger. We’ve picked three most inspiring stories of entrepreneurs who achieved greatness in no later than their 20s.
Although he was recently audited by many authorities for the Facebook data leak, Zuckerberg’s exploit still deserves to be told. When he was 19 years old, he decided to abandon his study at Harvard to develop Facebook. Today, according to Forbes, Zuckerberg’s net worth is $74.2 billion.
Evan Carmichael, a consultant, entrepreneur, and international speaker analyzed Zuckerberg’s interviews on the Internet and came up with supposedly his 10 tenets of success:
- You Get What You Spend Your Time Doing
- Get Feedback
- Make Mistakes
- Only Hire People That You Would Work for
- Make a Change in the World
- Learn from People Around You
- Build a Really Good Team
- Give the Very Best Experience
- Care the Most About It
- Social Bonds Are Critical
Benjamin “Kickz” Kapelushnik
Who would have thought that you can make as much as $1 million per year just by selling secondhand sneakers? Well, this 16-year-old kid had that idea and established his resale marketplace online called Sneakerdon.com. Kickz’s specialty, though. is not to sell just any sneakers, but the rarest ones like air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Powder Blue”, Under Armour The Steph Curry, and big baller brand.
If you’ve noticed the pattern here, being successful is about thinking like no one else does and materialize it into something real.
If you dedicate yourself to a simple dream, the result may get big. And this statement wraps up the story of our subject here, Alina Morse. She’s still 13 years old, yet she has founded Zollipops, a company that produces sugar-free candies. The idea is to make sweets enjoyable by kids around the world without the fear of teeth cavities or obesity.
And if you think she has to abandon her formal education for her $2 million business, then you’re wrong. She still goes to school, joins a dance class like other girls in her age, and prepares for examinations. The key to her success is her determination and support from her family. Another interesting fact to note is that Alina Morse came up with the sugar-free candy idea when she was 7 years old.