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It takes a great idea to make a business, and some of the world’s most successful people actually started their companies at young ages. From websites to online content creators, all of them made their first million dollars before turning 30 years old. You probably know about Mark Zuckerberg and Justin Bieber, but what about Madison Robinson, who originally sold flip-flops? Think you can make your own million? Let’s discover more people that made their fortunes at an early age!
Sartorius started uploading videos to “Musical.ly” in 2014 when he was just 12 years old. He soon became one of the most followed creators on the app. In 2016, the singer released an original song called ‘Sweatshirt’ and has earned an estimated net worth of $3 million as a social media celebrity.
Qualls is the creator of “WhateverLife.com”, which developed from an idea she had in 2004 at the young age of 14. She originally just wanted to show her design work, but eventually, started giving away MySpace layouts for free. She also got lucrative offers for the site, but she refused to sell it. It’s estimated that her net worth is $8 million.
Brindak was just a character sketch artist at the age of 10, but her ideas eventually became her own social media platform by the time she turned 16. As the founder of “Miss O & Friends”, Juliette has an estimated net worth of $15 million. However, most of her money comes from ads.
You might be familiar with Siwa, as she started her career in entertainment on ‘Dance Moms’. Afterward, she became one of the most popular creators on Youtube and has released many songs. Jojo also has several brand partnerships with major brands as well as a deal with Nickelodeon. This has amounted to an estimated net worth of $14 million at just 17 years old.
Horwitz is the creator and developer of Mobile Monopoly, which is a course that teaches people about mobile marketing. It was launched when he was 18 years old and made $1.5 million in just the first few days. His total net worth has not been disclosed, but he apparently earns a six-figure salary.
At the age of 16, Koon started “Extreme Performance Motorsports”, an auto parts company. He got a deal with MTV to get parts for their reality shows, but Jon eventually moved to fashion. The entrepreneur partnered with Young Jeezy and has accumulated a net worth of $80 million.
Morse is the creator of Zollipops, a company that sells healthy lollipops. She came up with the idea at the age of 7 and eventually secured deals with Amazon, Whole Foods, and Kroger. It’s estimated that Alina has a net worth of $6 million, and she has appeared on several talk shows. Additionally, she is the CEO of the business and still attends high-school.
At the age of 11, Johnson was creating greeting cards and started to earn thousands of dollars with his company called Cheers and Tears. He eventually developed “SurfingPrizes.com”, a toolbar service that gave a place to advertisers. He had apparently earned more than a million dollars by the time he graduated high school.
The siblings started making their own bath bombs when they were just 11 and 10 years old. They started selling them at an art show and sold out. They expanded their business from their own home and created the brand called Da Bomb Bath Fizzers. They also released a book. It’s estimated that the company brought in $20 million in 2018.
At the age of 16, Belnick started selling several things on his own e-tail shop. He eventually founded “BizChair.com” to sell furniture. He had a net worth of $24 million at just 20 years old. Reports state that he is currently worth around $42 million, and Sean is just 22 years old.
This is another set of siblings that turned an idea into a lucrative career. They created “MyYearbook.com”, a social media platform which is now called “Meet Me”. Their older brother was an investor and became the CEO of the company. They eventually sold it for $100 million.
D’Aloisio was just 17 years old when he created Summly. At just 25 years old, Nick has an estimated net worth of $30 million. He is still known as one of the youngest self-made millionaires, and he was one of the most influential teens in the Time 100 list. Nick currently works as a product manager of Yahoo News Digest.
Doherty was just 14 years old when he decided to start selling homemade jams using his grandma’s recipe. By the age of 16, his business had grown exponentially. Doherty got a deal with a big supermarket, and after taking out a loan, his SuperJam boomed. His net worth is estimated at $10 million. You can also find his recipe books online.
Everyone knows about the billionaire creator of Facebook, but many people don’t remember that his idea developed when he was just a college student. Well, his idea became one of the biggest businesses in the world, and Zuckerberg is now the third richest person in the world with a net worth of $100.3 billion.
Dikman is another entrepreneur on this list that knew the value of his work. He was just a kid in eighth grade and charging $15 an hour to fix computers. Malcolm Taaffe hired him when Tyler turned 15 years old. Eventually, the savvy teen founded his company called Cooltronics, which made millions. Later on, Dikman founded LoungeBuddy.
Bugha is one of the best examples of why you should let your kids play video games. In 2019, Giersdorf became the World champion of Fortnite and earned the $3 million prize. He also has a bunch of endorsement deals and more, which has earned him a net worth of $4 million.
Andrew created rocket launchers from pencils as a kid. He managed to turn that idea into a huge business that was eventually worth around $2.5 million when Fashion was just 20 years old. Unfortunately, due to his illegal substance abuse and bad decisions, he apparently lost all that money.
Sykes is known around the world as a great stock investor. He made his first investment using his Bar Mitzvah money. Originally, Timothy focused on penny stocks, but his assets grew to $1.5 million by the time he was 21. Currently, the entrepreneur teaches how to invest in penny stocks and also works as a motivational speaker.
If you’re a fan of 'Shark Tank', you might remember Maddie, her mom, and her little sister from one episode. They pitched a locker decoration business, which used soda caps. Bradshaw earned $1.6 million on her first year of business and eventually brought in more investors and partners to the company.
MattyB is another Youtube creator on our list. You might also know him as MattyBRaps. He would post remix videos and covers on Youtube when he was just a kid. By 2014, Matty had billions of views. At the age of 17, he has an estimated net worth of $3 million from his ad revenue, songs, and appearances.
She is another ‘Shark Tank’ participant and also the youngest person to appear on the show. Kavovit pitched her idea “Boo Boo Goo”, which is a paint-on bandage that would replace the regular, non-recyclable one. The young girl got $100,000, and it’s estimated that she made her first million by 2014.
Diane Keng was just 18 years old in 2010 and already had three businesses to her name. Her big one was “MyWEBoo”, a site that helps teens handle their social media accounts and reputation online. She also has a T-shirt company as well as a marketing firm focused on targeting teens.
You might recognize Isabella Barrett from her time on ‘Toddlers & Tiaras’. She actually earned her first million at just 6 years old. After leaving the reality show, she founded Glitzy Girl as well as a clothing company called Bound by Couture. At just 14 years old, it’s estimated that she has a $1.9 million net worth.
Phillips created Dot5Hosting when he was just 17 years old. It served as a hosting web service as well as helped with domain registration. By his 19th birthday, Chris was making $10 million a year, and his business seems to keep growing. The entrepreneur also founded Just Develop It and sold his other company. His estimated net worth is more than $80 million.
Unbelievably, Gray started selling body lotion when he was just 6 years old, but he officially created his company at 13. He is now the owner of Farr-Out Food, which was receiving million-dollar orders when he was just 14 years old. Farrah has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
Naturally, another Youtuber had to appear on this list, and it’s EvanTubeHD. He started the channel when he was just 5 years old with his father. It was originally just a toy review channel, but it expanded over the years. It said that his channels make $1.4 million in ad revenue. Evan is 15 years old and has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million.
Brian Wong became the director of the development strategy at Digg at the age of 19. But he is now at Kiip, a mobile rewards business. Thanks to his savviness, Wong received $15 million in capital investment for Kiip. He became a millionaire by the age of 20.
Robinson created her own business at the age of 15. Fish Flops was originally a flip-flop company with designs orientated toward teens. However, it expanded to more clothes and has an app. She earned her first million in that first year of business.
Everyone is familiar with the singer after all these years, but he was also a Youtube creator. He was later discovered and signed deals with record labels that lead to his amazing success worldwide. The Biebs has also invested money into clothes, perfumes, and more. His estimated net worth is $285 million.
Bridges loved bow ties, but he couldn’t find any he wanted at regular stores. His grandmother taught him how to make his own, and Moziah started his own Etsy business. In 2014, the entrepreneur appeared on ‘Shark Tank’ and received a hefty investment. He also signed a seven-figure NBA deal in 2017, which means he can now use the logo on his bow ties.
While studying at university, Murray Wells decided to make his own online eyeglasses seller. He used his student loans to fund the business and earned $4 million during his first year. He has called his company “recession-proof business”. Originally, it was Glasses Direct but rebranded to MyOptique Group after being sold.
Robert learned how to code at the age of 14 and created the popular Bubble Ball. It was free to download on Apple and in just two weeks, one million people were playing it. Nay made $2 million by then. He also has a website called “Naygames.com” where you can play the games on your browser.
At the age of 6, Nieves just wanted to sell cookies to buy his mother a car. Along with his mother, the young boy perfected their recipe and got a commercial kitchen as well as their brand registered. They received an investment thanks to a show called ‘The Profit’, and he is another teen millionaire on this list.
McVey started importing scooters from the United States to London when he was just 13 years old. They were much cheaper than what could be found in the U.K. He became a millionaire at the age of 15. The entrepreneur has a partnership with Viza and a net worth of $10.5 million.
Wegrzyn started his business at the age of 17 with NamePros, a company that bought and sold domain names. Some of his deals went into six figures. He later founded Bodis.com, a domain parking service, and he also became a millionaire during his teens.
At the age of 4, Ulmer sold her grandmother's flaxseed lemonade with added honey to the recipe as the young girl wanted to help bee populations. She soon started selling to a local pizza place. The entrepreneur created Me & The Bees and eventually secured an $11 million deal with Whole Foods. At 16, she is a millionaire, but a percentage of profits go to bee conservation.
You might know her better as Bhad Bhabie and “Cash me outside girl”. She rose to fame on ‘Dr. Phil’ and thanks to her catchphrase, was able to start a lucrative rap career. Her first single debuted on the Billboard Hot 100. The rapper has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
Furdyk is the founder of TakingITGlobal, and he was just 17 years old at the time. It’s a social media platform where people can talk about important issues around the world and raise awareness. He is currently best known as a public speaker consultant and has appeared on several talk shows over the years.
Abbey Fleck created Makin’ Bacon when she was just 8 in 1993. It was the first device used to cook bacon in a microwave. With the help of her dad, she patented the product and got a deal with Armour. She appeared on infomercials as well as talks show around the U.S. Unfortunately, you can now buy a similar product from all kinds of companies on Amazon.
McDonald started playing online poker at the age of 15 and discovered right away that he didn't want to get a 9 to 5 job just like everyone else. He started to win online games but could not use his winnings until he was 18. At 19, he cashed his winnings, which were more than $100,000, and traveled to Europe for real tournaments. His net worth around $13 million.
Churchill started a web design company at the age of 12 called DMC Internet. He became a millionaire at the age of 19, and he is currently worth an estimated $10 million. Nowadays, Carl focuses on charity work and other investments such as Murphx, which was sold to the Daisy Group.
Gower is the founder of Jagex Game Studio. He started coding and developing when he was just 8 years old and became a millionaire at a pretty young age. Andrew has a current estimated net worth of $680 million and is one of the richest businessmen in the United Kingdom.
At the age of 14, Collison started winning prizes in the field of science. He created Stripe with his brother and moved to California. The Irish entrepreneur became a millionaire at 19 and is worth $3.2 billion, and his brother has around the same net worth.
It’s amazing how they were able to build something from an idea at such an early age. Let us know which one of these millionaires is your inspiration. If you liked this article, share it with your friends that love reading success stories. See you next time!