Along with our videos, here's a list of 5 other driven youngsters that shows the potential of what youngsters can do when properly guided. They are inspirational stories of some incredibly successful young entrepreneurs, who all started their empires in their teens. Do you know a kid that could be the next success story?
1. Farrah Gray
Farrah Gray was a successful businessman before he reached his teens, and his success story is so bizarre that it's almost impossible to believe. When he was 10 Gray formed a club that raised $15,000 for financing a lemonade stand, by 12 he had started a venture capital firm that raised $1 million from investors to help teenagers start their own business. Before he was 16 he had started business ventures that include pre-paid phone cards, One Stop Mailboxes & More franchises and The Teenscope "Youth AM/FM" interactive talk show. He became executive producer of a comedy show on the Las Vegas Strip, and was the owner of a food company that had orders exceeding $1.5 million.
Gray has since become a best-selling author. In 2005 his book Reallionaire was an international bestseller, and was even endorsed by Bill Clinton. Gray has written many books since then, including co-authoring Chicken Soup for the African-American Soul. But aside from all his success, Gray started his own non-profit Farrah Gray Foundation, which gives grants and scholarships to inner-city and students with at-risk backgrounds. And he's done all this well before his thirtieth birthday.
2. Romero Bryan
Romero Bryan started designing clothes at the age of 12, and his own clothing line has taken off like a rocket. He's dressed some of the most popular people on the planet including Beyonce, Victoria Beckham, Cameron Diaz, and Alicia Keys. Romero's empire is expected to earn him over 30 million pounds by 2020.
3. Anand Lal Shimpi
Anand Lal Shimpi started AnandTech in 1997, when he was only 14 years old. The original AnandTech web site was hosted on a GeoCities platform. What started as a simple hobby grew into one of the world's largest Web sites covering computer hardware. The AnandTech forums is one of the best places to get computer advice and find tech bargains.