Most teenagers struggle to find their purpose in life. However, some of them are already making millions and starting their empire before finishing high school. Unsurprisingly, most of them find the Internet to be the perfect way to launch their endeavors.
They show that a brilliant idea can come at any age. However, that is not enough to make it a successful business. Those children and teenagers have something in common: they all have a supportive family, who helped them along the way and also manage their business. Let's check out ten people who became millionaires when they were still teenagers... or even before!
10 Moziah Bridges - $1 million
Moziah Bridges became famous when he appeared on Shark Tank, when he was 11 years old. During the TV show, he explained that he always loved fashion and that his grandmother taught him to sew. He decided to create Mo's Bows, with hand-made products and it was a success. He already has a net worth estimated at $1 million.
In 2017, Moziah signed a deal with the NBA and designed 30 ties for the players. He wants to attend Parsons School of Design in New York City and intends to develop a complete fashion line before he turns 20.
9 Evan of EvanTube - $15 Million
Evan was 8-years-old when he decided to create a Youtube channel. The idea was to have fun and show off his toys and science experiments. However, Evan could never imagine that he would have millions of followers and create a family business. The boy, who is now 13 years old, has a net worth evaluated at around $15 million.
Besides EvanTube, he has also created the EvanTubeGames, where he shares tips for Minecraft, Disney Infinity, Skylanders and Roblox.
8 Juliette Brindak -$15 million
Juliette Brindak became accustomed to success very early on life. She has loved to draw since she was a child, and when she was 16-years-old, she decided to put her work on social media. That is how Miss O and Friends was born. Now the company is worth $15 million.
Brindak says that not everybody takes her seriously because of her age. "I'm young, so people don't think I know what I'm doing, or that I don't have enough experience," she told Teen Vogue. "There are a lot of things when it comes to running a business that I don't know, but I am either learning or trying something new."
7 Christian Owens - Unknown
Christian Owens was 16 years old when he made his first million. Owens says he always admired Steve Jobs and he was probably his inspiration. When he was in high school, he started to study web design by himself.
Owens founded his design company, Mac Bundle Box, when he was 14 years old. While most people could think he would not take it seriously, he made his first million a couple of years later. He is now 23 years old and is the CEO of Paddle, a software company based inthe U.K. Owens managed to raise $17m to create it.
6 Adam Hildreth - $38 million
Adam Hildreth was 14 years old when he created Dubit, a "digital studio that helps create #1 products for global brands and innovative startups," according to their website.
It became trendy in the United Kingdom, and when Hildreth was 17 years old, he had nearly $4 million in his bank account. For many people his age, the amount would be a great chance to buy a house or travel, but Hildreth wanted more. He also created Crisp, a software company that develops tools to protect children online. Adam is now 33 years old and has a net worth evaluated at $38 million.
5 Nick D'Aloisio - $39 million
Before finishing high school, Nick D'Aloisio has achieved more than most people in a lifetime. When he was 16-year-old, he created Summly, an app that shows news based on algorithmic technology. When he was 17 years old, he sold the app to Yahoo!
D'Aloisio was always curious about technology. "We did IT at school, but it was just PowerPoint and all that stuff – coding wasn't on the curriculum," he told The Guardian. "But once I started downloading iPhone apps, I began to teach myself the Objective-C coding language with the specific goal of building apps. I just saw a massive opportunity and I had lots of ideas. Every app I developed was like a learning exercise and I'd get better through trial and error."
4 Cameron Johnson - Unknown
Cameron Johnson was only a child when he noticed he could make a living with his talents. When he was 9-years-old, he helped his neighbor to create an invitation card. People loved it. Johnson then started selling more crafted cards and he founded Cheers and Tears when he was 14 years old.
During high school, the entrepreneur had an income of around $4.8 million a year! Although there is no information about his current net worth, several websites estimate that Johnson has a multi-million dollar fortune.
3 Jonathan Koon - $80 million
Jonathan Koon is now known as a successful fashion entrepreneur and artist who lives in New York, Paris and Hong Kong. He has a fortune estimated at $80 million and he started to build his wealth when he was a teenager.
When Koon was 16 years old, he created Extreme Performance Motorsports, dealers in important parts for cars from Asia. He and his partner got a contract with MTV, going on to supply Pimp My Ride. After some years, he wanted something new and started to invest in fashion and became even more successful.
2 David and Catherine Cook - $100 million
In 2011 Catherine Cook made the headlines after selling the website MyYearBook to QuePasa for $100 million. She created the website when she was 14 years old. "My brother Dave and I were new in Montgomery High School," she told Business Insider. "We looked through the yearbook and realized it was a terrible tool for meeting new people. We thought we could make a better yearbook if we put it online and made it a tool for meeting new people."
The siblings worked on the website after school, and in the first week, there were 400 subscribers. In nine months, they reached one million. They were still in high school when they raised $17 million to invest in the company.
1 Mikaila Ulmer - Unknown
What were you doing when you were 4-years-old? Mikaila Ulmer was making lemonade and selling it in front of her house. The neighbors loved it, and with the support of her parents, she made it more professional. They created the Me & Bees lemonade and she got an $11 million deal with Whole Food.
Ulmer became a celebrity after appearing on Shark Tank. She also served Barack Obama some of her lemonade and now she struggles to find a balance between school and business.