Teen Entrepreneurs

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Teen Entrepreneurs

Teen Entrepreneurs, Business's teen titans, Idle texting, shopping and channel surfing are not on the itineraries of these driven teenagers. From a 15-year-old style star launching a high-profile website in September to a top game designer who's only 14, these high school-age entrepreneurs are changing the face of business. Tavi Gevinson + Rookie Magazine, Robert Nay + Bubble Ball,

Farrhad Acidwalla age 17, What he did: This India-based mogul heads up a 42-person branding and marketing firm with the business motto "Creating awesomeness." Maharashtra, India, Rockstah Media, $10 from his parents + Farrhad Acidwalla, Farrhad Acidwalla + CNN, Farrhad Acidwalla + Hindi language entertainment,

Leanna Archer at 15, What she did: Archer started her own line of natural hair care products at age 9 and has branched out into philanthropy as well. Leanna's Inc., Leanna Archer Education Foundation, Leanna Archer + $100,000 a year, Leanna Archer + youngest to open NASDAQ,

Ava Anderson at 15, What she did: This Rhode Island teen founded a nontoxic beauty line and has been embraced by the fashion press as well as the business world. Ava Anderson Non Toxic, Teen Vogue + Ava Anderson, Entrepreneur of 2011 Awards finalist + Ava Anderson, Ava Anderson shampoo and conditioner, Ava Anderson + home party,

Mark Bao's at 18, What he did: This college student has been dubbed "The Startup Machine," thanks to such creations as his viral social media app, his customer support project and his latest venture. U.S. Universities, threewords.me, Support breeze, Mark Bao + Onswipe, Mark Bao + The Genevine Foundation, Mark Bao + posts video of dancing thief,

Tavi Gevinson at age 15, What she did: In September 2011, the young fashion icon and muse launched her own online style magazine, Rookie, gaining praise from the likes of The New York Times and Lady Gaga. Tavi Gevinson + fashion icon, Tavi Gevinson + Rodarte + Target, Rookie Magazine, Rookie Magazine + New York Times + September 6, 2011, Lady Gaga + Tavi + "future of journalism", Tavi Gevinson + Glamour Women of the Year Award, Tavi Gevinson + Anna Wintour, Tavi Gevinson L'Officiel Paris, Style Rookie blog,

Diane Keng at 19, What she did: Before graduating from high school, this Silicon Valley native had already co-founded a popular social network site with her brother. Cupertino, CA, MyWeboo.com, Diane and Steven Keng, Diane Keng + $100,000 investment + venture capitalist father, Diane Keng + T-shirt screen-printing, Santa Clara University,

Lizzie Marie Likness at age 11. What she did: Likness went from selling baked goods at a hometown farmers market to sharing healthy eating habits with kids via her cooking website. Woodstock, GA, Lizzie Marie Cuisine, Lizzie Marie Likness + Del Monte "Do Something Good for You!" grant, WebMD + Lizzie Marie Likness, Lizzie Marie Likness + The Rachael Ray Show, Lizzie Marie cooking, Lizzie Marie Likness at age 11,

Robert Nay at 14. What he did: Nay started an iPhone games company, which sprang from the popularity of an addictive game he designed in his hometown library. Nay Games, Robert Nay + Bubble Ball, Spanish Fork, Utah, Bubble Ball + iTunes most popular free app, Bubble Ball + downloaded more than two million times,

Charles Orgbon at 15, What he did: In 2008, Orgbon launched his own green movement, which promotes environmental awareness and action in schools. Charles Orgbon + PARADE All-America Service Team, Recycling Education + Charles Orgbon, Charles Orgbon + getting 6,000 students to recycle 10 tons of waste, Charles Orgbon at 15,

Adora Svitak at age 12, What she did: Hailed as a child prodigy, Svitak was a published writer by age 7, the subject of a documentary by 11 and a teacher by 12. Flying Fingers + Adora Svitak, The World's Cleverest Child and Me + Adora Svitak, Adora Svitak + The NEA Foundation's Award for Outstanding Service to Public Education, Adora Svitak + TED Conference, Adora Svitak + TED Talks, Adora Svitak + "tiny literary giant",


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