The youngest millionaires in the world sold eggs and cooked, painted and squeezed oil.… In this review, examples from the lives of students and schoolchildren who were not afraid to take a risk, and now they are on top of the world.
Like almost all young millionaires, simple student from Harvard, who comes from the average American family once and did not think about billions. Mark Zuckerberg was just fond of programming and periodically launched in the Internet entertaining programs. One of his creations was Winamp – simple and convenient media player, analyzing the musical preferences of the user.
One day, mark Zuckerberg, sitting in his room in the University dormitory, has launched a modest project - a social network Facebook. Today his creation is the most popular "social" in the world and among other sites for various purposes occupies the sixth place ranking. Thanks to Facebook one day simple student woke up famous, and today his fortune is estimated at several billion dollars.
One day, Joshua Zaback have created their own website to sell hosting services - Mediacatch. To promote the service, he managed to sell it for $ 1 million. At that time the guy was only 18 years old. The proceeds he took on a new prestige car and LCD TV.
But the story of a millionaire is just beginning! Part of the proceeds invested Joshua in their new projects, among which was service ShowClix. The project helps various organizations such as concert halls to sell tickets. For each purchase in the system ShowClix website, there is a Commission of a few cents. Thanks to these minimum fees Joshua Zaback every year earns about $ 10 million.
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How to become a millionaire without any to the premises, knows firsthand Katherine cook, a 15-year-old girl from the United States. One day she decided to bring regular high-school yearbooks in the world of virtual reality. Convincing older brother to confide in her idea, with it, Katherine has launched its own project – an online version of the Yearbook. It was in 2005, and at that time the Internet was not a single such ideas.
By 2006, brother and sister were able to attract to its business investors, even later on there are some flash games and online chats. By 2008, the service began to be interested in the largest us advertisers, including Disney himself. The number of users of social networks can't beat Facebook, but Katherine doesn't need to. Her project became the third most popular in the United States, and then MyYearbook.com bought social network Quepasa. Now brother and sister cook are millionaires. To 25 years they managed to make a fortune, which is estimated seven-digit number.
14-year-old Fraser Doherty, an ordinary boy from the UK, was very attached to his grandmother often helped her in the kitchen and he loved her author's jam. Once Fraser have decided to treat neighbors and friends favorite treat.
Soon the news about delicious jam went around, and the boy began to receive orders for large volumes. At the age of 16, Fraser had already rented a small plant and converted it for the production of jams and preserves. By age 19, the young man made his first million.
Extraordinary taste treats, the simple story of a guy and his love for grandma and her recipes did the trick. Jam today and jam brand Superjam – is the largest supplier of such products in the UK, firmly holding positions in the market.
Brilliant ideas always are on the palm or are born in the most unexpected places. All the young millionaires can attest to this rule. No exception and Michael Furdyk, who one day decided to launch a website directly from my parents ' basement in their home in Canada. 16-year-old Michael had the idea to publish tips on the work computers, which he found in various chat rooms on the Network.
By 1999, his project MyDesktop brought more than $60 thousand per month. Later, Michael still sold. Internet.com.
Ryan Ross – the youngest millionaire in the world. He started his business in 3 years, selling eggs of domestic chickens which are bred for the boy's parents. He offered to buy the neighbors a dozen eggs for $3, the day the boy was rescued by up to $60.
Later, he began taking orders for mowing and watering lawns, but as themselves could not keep any hose or a lawn mower, paid for the work the older children, giving them half of their revenue. So he began to earn from 5 to 100 dollars an hour, doing absolutely nothing.
The Accumulated money Ryan Ross decided – of course, not without the participation of parents – to invest in real estate by purchasing several buildings in Canada and Colombia. Later in the list of his acquisitions were basketball and hockey. Today the boy's condition is estimated at $9 000 000, with 8-year-old Ryan's still no cell phone-mom and dad are not allowed.
Daniel gómez Iñiguezhas developed the technology to obtain fuel from bagasse plants. Means of production the guy was not available, so he did what many young millionaires – was engaged in search of investors. The first client at the same time became the first investor – half of the funds from the order, the boy realized the project of the press and produced the initial batch of goods.
A year of its existence the company for the production of fuel, which the boy gave the name of Solben, has attracted investments worth about $1 million Today, the company is thriving, and 20-year-old Daniel recently only managed to go to College.
Juliette Brindak start your way to success at the age of 10 years. It was then that the girl had drawn my Miss On the character of future projects. Juliette was surprised to learn that Miss On like, not only to herself but also to her friends. Then she came up with the idea to make a virtual character, by placing it in the center of an online community for girls on the Internet.
Today, Miss O and Friends – this is one of the most popular projects for girls aged 8 years. The site has lots of games for girls, questionnaires, chat and, of course, Miss O Creator of the project to the moment of success barely managed to enter the University. Work on the website and study has to combine.
Ashley Quals, 14-year-old girl from America, was fond of drawing and design. During the formative era of social networks, she noticed that her friends would be interested to decorate personal profiles on the MySpace site. Ashley could help the girls, so she created several design options page and put your work on its website.
Soon Yahoo drew attention to the high level of popularity of the site Ashley. The total number of visits to its pages with backgrounds for MySpace more than a million unique users! Most of them belonged to the category of "teenage girls". From the point of view of most advertisers, this category is very active online, so the website Whateverlife, as he called it, Ashley quickly found their partners for cooperation.
Today the annual income of the project the young American is more than $1 million dollars. While the initial investment Ashley made $8 she borrowed from mother. Here's how to become millionaires little girls without a penny in his pocket!
Jamie Murray wells once got a prescription for which he had to order and buy glasses. The young man was unpleasantly surprised by the high cost of things needed for it - $300! Then he had to buy the glasses, made by special technology. Wells bought them at an affordable price, and the quality of the optical device so he liked that the guy decided to sell these glasses via the Internet.
In the end, Jamie dropping out of school and invests in the project all funds, $2 000. His Glasses Direct website earning $2 million dollars within the first year after launch, and then begins to actively cooperate with advertisers, attracting investments worth up to $34 million dollars. Impressive, isn't it?
One 15-year-old of USA Ian Purkayastha decided to import the product delicacy-truffles. But the young man had to deal with some things that hinder successful business. In Arkansas, where he lived, Jan, import specialties controlled local authorities, so they had to do difficult work, to carry out delivery in accordance with Federal laws.
The Jana Task was also complicated by the short shelf life of truffles – 7 days. Then 15-year-old teenager, fascinated by the mushroom, decided to organize his own nursery for truffle – the first in the United States. Today the boy is rightly called truffle tycoon. To buy its products the best restaurants in new York city, including those marked with a star "Michelin".
What is the success Tartufi Unlimited? Experts argue that the reason lies in the age of Jan. Most of his peers only think about music, computer games and clubs. And Ian Purkayastha only sells mushrooms. At a price of $4 thousand per kilogram.
As practice shows, many young millionaires did not plan to do business. Milan, Tesovic started his business with entertainment. The teenager liked to collect the texts of favorite songs. Milan have collected them all on one resource, which was created by himself.
In 2004, his hobby gradually turned into a business. The website Metrolyrics has collected more than 2 million songs, and the earnings of Milan, the sale of advertising space is expressed in six digit figures. When the guy got rich, he turned 21.
Platform for microblogging Tumbrl popular today, even among leading politicians, the Barack Obama is your account on the project. The Creator of the platform Tumbrl – David Karp, who at the time was only 19 years old. Before you make a decision on the establishment ofown project, David went through a few training places, graduated from home schooling and a few courses and gained work experience.
In 2006, the young man decided to abandon the ordinary office work and started to work on himself. His project Tumbrl became so well known that the number of unique visits in some months has exceeded 13 million users.
This story from the “great geeks”, which equals all ambitious programmers and IT-specialists. Blake Aaron Ross started programming websites in boyish age. Their first child he created as a 10-year-old child.
And this was a good Internet resource. Then 15-year-old was invited to Netscape where he became friends with a colleague at work – Dave Havatam. So, combining study and work, 19-year-old guy with a couple of Havatam created the second most popular Internet browser-Mozilla Firefox.
Today, Ross does not leave the work on his brainchild. But the guy has plenty of other projects. Meanwhile, the young Prodigy manages to hold a post of the Director for products of the company Zuckerberg.
As you can see, almost all of the above young millionaires world – the residents of the United States or Canada. But in this corner of the Earth light a wedge has not converged. In our country too there are some lucky people. Who are they, the young millionaires of Russia?
Surprisingly, successful guy of Russian origin who appeared in this list have created their own brilliant creation, thanks… laziness! At the age of 9 Anton Volodkin, along with his parents changed his place of residence from Moscow to new York. By age 17, the young man started to work at the company Brainlink. In the words of Anton, the only opportunity for emotional release for him at that time was music.
But to look for new and interesting music was for a guy too tedious, which also took a lot of time. And Anton Volodkin became the Creator of the Hype Machine, which automated the whole process of finding music. Technology has discovered interesting tracks not only in the popular blogs of musicians and the record labels - it can a users Network. The guy was looking for something more original. And succeeded! User interest in the project grew, as the saying goes, by leaps and bounds.
Today the site is visited by over million people per month. The recent merger with SoundCloud opened for the Hype Machine and Anton new prospects.
The Young millionaires of the world sooner or later accepted help from investors or have agreed to sell their idea. Ordinary schoolboy from Moscow, Creator of the acclaimed project ChatRoulette, refused all these opportunities.
Andrey Ternovskiy invented and launched the site just three days. Place of work became his usual computer Desk in the Moscow apartment of the parents. By the end of 2009, 17-year-old Andrew showed the world his creation, and project and its Creator began a hunt. Guy was invited to Europe, he tried to organize meetings, and his website started a real struggle. In the end, Andrew refused even Yuri Milner. At that time, ChatRoulette was estimated at $50 million dollars. However, in his subsequent interview, the guy told me that it stopped working refusal.
I guess many would like to have their fate or the fate of their children has developed in a similar way. This is quite natural: well, who does not wish for themselves or their loved ones well-being and prosperity? How to get to the list of "Forbes"? Young millionaires, in their own words, does not aspire to disrupt the fat jackpot: they started with optimizations that worked poorly, or just doing things you love. Some were looking for ideas that others have implemented other people's thoughts. But, if you believe the words of Jack MA, founder and owner of AliBaba and the richest man in China, it's all about ambitions. If you are rich and you are over 35 years – it means you lived your life in vain.
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