Kidpreneurs: Young People Who Are Running Successful Businesses

January 15, 2016  |  
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BeeSweet Lemonade

It’s not easy running a company, and yet these inspiring kidpreneurs are following their passion and running successful, profitable businesses that provide quality and specialty services.

Image: Leanna Archer

Image: Leanna Archer

Leanna Archer

At the tender age of 9, Leanna Archer utilized her grandmother’s secret pomade recipe as the inspiration for her all-natural hair care products.  Today, at 19, Leanna Inc. makes over $100,000 in annual profits.



Maya Penn

At 15, Maya Penn has already given a TEDTalk.  Creator and CEO of Maya’s Ideas, the 14-year-old fashions eco-friendly clothing, jewelry and accessories.



Neha Gupta

Just like Leanna Archer, Neha Gupta conceived her company, Empower Orphans, at just 9 years old.  Now 19, Gupta’s company provides food and clothing to orphaned children in India and aids them in living self-sufficient, sustainable lives.

Image: Mo's Bows

Image: Mo’s Bows

Moziah Bridges

Moziah’s grandmother taught him how to sew his own bow ties. With that talent, he formed Mo’s Bows, a business that earns six figures and has been featured on Shark Tank. The teen created his company back in 2011 to make the world “a fun and happier place.”


Jaden Wheeler And Amaya Selmon

Before they were even teenagers, this Memphis-based brother and sister team started their own food truck: Kool Kidz Sno Konez.  They plan to one day turn their successful truck into a franchise.



Asia Newson

Super Business Girl is the brainchild of Asia Newson.  Co-founder and CEO of the Detroit-based company that sells homemade candles, her mission is to: “recognize the true potential in every child and develop intrinsic security that makes optimum use of their individualized talent.”  Powerful!

Image: Private Stock

Image: Private Stock

Jon Koon

Koon, who became a millionaire at 16 thanks to his first company, which provided car tuning accessories for the show Pimp My Ride, is the creator of Private Stock, a luxury menswear line that prides itself on simplicity.

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Mikaila Ulmer

You might have seen Mikaila Ulmer on Shark Tank.  The 10-year-old’s fascination with bees began after she was stung twice by a buzzing honeymaker.  She used her great grandmother’s flaxseed lemonade recipe, upgraded it with a little honey, and birthed BeeSweet Lemonade. She received a $60,000 investment on the hit ABC show.



Mark Bao

Technology lover and entrepreneur Mark Bao started his website Support Breeze, a platform that aids businesses with support inquiries, when he was 18 years old.  He has since sold three highly-profitable websites.


Farrhad Acidwalla

Launched in 2009, 22-year-old Farrhad Acidwalla’s Rockstah Media is an award-winning web development, marketing, and branding agency.

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