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Subject: Teenager business success stories
Category: Business and Money > Small Businesses
Asked by: zazzyx-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 06 Oct 2006 10:41 PDT
Expires: 05 Nov 2006 09:41 PST
Question ID: 771324
Hello,

Could you please find for me 10 long articles published by well known
sources (for example magazines) on the internet describing success
stories of teenagers who had a good idea, found a way to implement it
and as a result became rich before being 20 years old.

Thank you!
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Subject: Re: Teenager business success stories
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 06 Oct 2006 17:22 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
 
Dear Zazzyx,

Below you will find the results of my research for 10 teenage business
success stories.


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Tyler Dikman

He owns a company that expects to gross a million this year - but
first he needs to graduate from high school.

Articles:

Teenage Tycoon
http://www.sptimes.com/2002/05/24/Citytimes/Teenage_tycoon.shtml 

At just 17, this boy is tech tycoon
http://www.stpetersburgtimes.com/2002/05/24/TampaBay/At_just_17__this_boy_.shtml

Most Likely to Succeed Tyler Dikman runs the kind of profitable small
business most entrepreneurs dream of. Now if he could just get to
class on time http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fsb/fsb_archive/2002/11/01/331992/index.htm


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Cameron Johnson 

?To say the least, Cameron Johnson was not your typical teenager.
Beginning at the tender age of nine, Cameron started his first
business and before graduating high school, he was recognized as one
of the most successful teenage entrepreneurs in the world. At the age
of fifteen, Cameron was the youngest person to become an Advisory
Board Member to a Japan-based company. That same year, a best-selling
Japanese author wrote a biography book on his life. Over the last six
years, Cameron has given more than one-hundred speeches worldwide and
at the age of 17, he was the Keynote Speaker with Michael Dell at the
Youth International Technology Summit in Austin, Texas?
http://www.cameronjohnson.com/

His Companies
http://www.cameronjohnson.com/his_companies.htm

His Life
http://www.cameronjohnson.com/his_life.htm

In the News
http://www.cameronjohnson.com/in_the_news.htm

 
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Anna and Sarah Levinson

?Anna and Sarah Levinson were just 14 and 18 when they brewed their
first batch of homemade nail polish and began peddling it into local
boutiques. Today, their ripe brand of cosmetics is carried by
retailers from Nordstrom to Urban Outfitters.?
Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/How-Teenage-Millionaire-T-R-Adams/

Articles

Homemade Nail Polish Makes Sisters Rich!
http://www.4-small-businesses.com/small-businesses-ideas-005.html

Slathering on acid rain is oh so hot: young women make a mark in
makeup - Los Angeles cosmetic companies
http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m5072/is_n11_v19/ai_19388459


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John Magennis 

John Magennis was only 14 when he started his Web design company
Internet Exposer. In just three years his after-school hobby grew into
a 500,000 a year business
Amazon 
http://www.amazon.com/How-Teenage-Millionaire-T-R-Adams/

Article

16-year-old cuts corporate teeth with World Wide Web site design firm
Boston Business Journal
http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/stories/1998/06/01/smallb2.html


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Farrah Gray 

?Gray at 10, got together with friends in the neighborhood, and raised
over $12,000 in his business club. By, 12 Gray raised over 1 million
dollars from private investors to start his own venture capital firm.
He then started a food company while still a teenager, then sold
Farr-Out Foods to an Israeli company that was seeking an entry into
the U.S. market.
 
This all while without a college degree or MBA, he has transformed
himself into a successful entrepreneur and millionaire seemingly
overnight.?
http://72.14.205.104/search?q=cache:MzbybBgV8OQJ:www.gnextinc.com/news/011020054.html+%22Teen+business+success+stories%22&hl=en&gl=cl&ct=clnk&cd=1


Articles

A youngster's entrepreneurship yields him millions
http://www.gnextinc.com/news/010722053.html

Moguls in the Making
http://www.gnextinc.com/news/010816051.html


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Michael Furdyk

?Michael Furdyk is the Co-founder and Director of Technology for
TakingITGlobal.org, a global online community for young people,
engaging members in over 200 countries and territories. In the past,
he has turned his interest in technology into a series of successful
online companies, co-founding MyDesktop.com in 1997 (later sold to
Internet.com in 1999) and BuyBuddy.com in 1999. Over the last few
years, Michael has consulted for many Fortune 500 companies, including
a 6-month engagement with Microsoft in Seattle, Washington.?
 
Articles:

Web-savvy kids are turning their fun and games into million-dollar businesses 
http://www.gnextinc.com/news/010722054.html 

Background
http://furdyk.com/background.html

Bio
http://furdyk.com/bio.html

Profile
http://www.thelavinagency.com/usa/michaelfurdyk.html


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Carl Churchill 

The company he founded is currently making a turnover of one million pounds.?


Articles:

Carl Churchill, 19  Internet entrepreneur 

"Carl Churchill started working as a web designer at 12 and founded
DMC Internet in Dunstable after leaving school early without bothering
to pick up his GCSE results. The company is growing so fast that Rich
List guru Philip Beresford predicted that Churchill will be worth 100
million by 2020. It's stretching things to suggest he'll be a British
Bill Gates - but maybe not by all that much."
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,,1248007,00.html

Future's bright 
http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,3604,1033764,00.html


Profile
http://westmidlands.ideasfactory.com/business/features/feature6.htm

Boy Wonder
http://www.gnextinc.com/news/010722052.html


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Adam Hildreth 

"Established youth marketing company Dubit; predicted value by 2020 - 40m. 
Adam Hildreth, 19, left school three years ago to run Dubit, a youth
insight marketing company he started in 2000 with a board of directors
made up entirely of teenagers. This year Dubit launched the first-ever
loyalty card for teenagers. The company now has over 20 members of
staff and a turnover of more than 1 million."
http://www.starttalkingideas.org/media/eyb_shortlist.php


Young Entrepreneur Turns Attention to Online Child Protection
http://www.crispthinking.com/files/press-release-01.pdf


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Brett Klasko

?Brett Klasko, 17,  is an editor, publisher and president of his own
financial dot-com company.  In a few short years, he built his
Internet business, Investors Alley Corp. (www.investorsalley.com) into
an award-winning Web site.  In 2004, Investors Alley could show a $50
million.?
http://www.gnextinc.com/capitalist/feature/toptycoons.html


Brett Klasko Bio 
http://www.investorsalley.com/info/contact/klasko_bio.shtml

Article
http://www.newageinvestor.com/info/team_klasko.asp
http://www.brasscu.com/articles/stry_temp.asp?aid=11


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Anand Lal Shimpi 

?The 17-year-old high school senior who is the CEO and creator of an
Internet company (www.anandtech.com) that reviews hardware, juggles
school and 60-hour workweeks, a steady girlfriend, time with friends
and, as their only child, a close relationship with his parents.  He's
site averages over 1.5 million readers a day and over 1 million in ad
revenue.?
http://www.gnextinc.com/capitalist/feature/toptycoons.html


?Anand Lal Shimpi has turned a fledgling personal page on
GeoCities.com into the world's most visited PC hardware Web site.
Anand started his site when he was just 14 years old, and in just five
years has become one of the industry's leading authorities on PC
hardware. He has been featured in USA Today, 48 Hours, and Fortune
Magazine. He also has appeared on ZDTV (now TechTV) and CBS. His site,
www.anandtech.com, receives more than 50 million page views per
month.?
http://www.samspublishing.com/authors/bio.asp?a=36e80b52-f05b-4566-a57d-d19b2ce90cb8&rl=1

Articles:

Amazing success story of a teen techie
http://www.rediff.com/us/2000/mar/24us3.htm

Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anand_Shimpi
http://www.samspublishing.com/authors/bio.asp?a=36e80b52-f05b-4566-a57d-d19b2ce90cb8&rl=1


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Search terms:
Teenager millionaires
Teen success stories
Teenageers million before
I hope the information provided is helpful!


Best regards,
Bobbie7
zazzyx-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $10.00
Perfect answer! Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!

Comments  
Subject: Re: Teenager business success stories
From: bobbie7-ga on 06 Oct 2006 20:44 PDT
 
Thank you very much for the five stars and nice tip!
Bobbie7
Subject: Re: Teenager business success stories
From: usrhlp2-ga on 08 Oct 2006 06:43 PDT
 
Half of those websites don't even work! :(

usrhlp
Subject: Re: Teenager business success stories
From: bobbie7-ga on 08 Oct 2006 07:30 PDT
 
usrhlp2-ga,

All the links work for me!
Subject: Re: Teenager business success stories
From: usrhlp2-ga on 08 Oct 2006 12:32 PDT
 
Even this one?

http://www.amazon.com/How-Teenage-Millionaire-T-R-Adams/

All I get is the dreaded 404.

usrhlp
Subject: Re: Teenager business success stories
From: bobbie7-ga on 08 Oct 2006 12:38 PDT
 
The correct Amazon link is:

http://www.amazon.com/How-Teenage-Millionaire-T-R-Adams/dp/1891984179

You stated "half of those websites don't even work!"

Any others?
Subject: Re: Teenager business success stories
From: myoarin-ga on 08 Oct 2006 13:05 PDT
 
I didn't even look; it is so depressing:  my misspent youth, promising
but unfulfilled young adulthood, middle-aged slough  - or should that
be slouth? - ...


I think I'll take up learning to play the bagpipes  - tuned to a minor key.

;-)

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