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Top 18 Youngest Internet Millionaires [Under 25]

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  1. themagician

    themagician Regular Member

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    1) Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook - $700 Million ? 23 years old
    2) Blake Ross and David Hyatt - Mozilla - $120 Million ? 22 years old
    3) Alexander Levin - WordPress & Image Shack ? $113 Million ? 23
    4) Sean Belnick - Biz Chair - $42 Million ? 20 years old
    5) Robert Small - MiniClips - $23 Million ? 24 years old
    6) Aodhan Cullen - Stat Counter - $18 Million ? 24 years old
    7) Rishi Kacker and Matt Pauker - Voltage - $12 Million ? 24
    8) Catherine and David Cook - My Year Book - $10 Million ? 17 & 19
    9) David Hauser & Siamak Taghaddos - GotvMail - $8 Million ? 24
    10) Jermaine Griggs - Hear and Play - $5 Million ? 23 years old
    11) Ashley Qualls - What Ever Life - $3 Million ? 17 years old
    12) Alex Tew - Million Dollar Homepage - $1.6 Million ? 22 years old
    13) Rob Benwell - Blogging to the Bank - $1.2 Million ? 23 years old
    14) Matt Wegrzyn - Bodis - $1 Million ? 19 years old

    Some of the sites are owned by two people so there are in fact 18 people named here.

    If you want to put faces to these people and would like to know the top 50 Entrepreneurs under 30-years-old, just visit this website.

    BE ADVISED: God divides! They may be young and rich but there's some ugly-butts there. At least now you know who your competition is.

    themagician
     
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  2. popcrdom29

    popcrdom29 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thanks for the list. I remember Jermaine Griggs years ago when he first got started. He was a student of Corey Rudl (when he was alive of course) and making about 150k a year. His income has grown quite a bit since then. Congrats to them all.
     
  3. YoungGuns

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    Hmm, I wonder if I can beat 1.2 million by 23. I'll only need to average about $500 a day.

    Yep, I think I can do it, especially since I'm an ugly-butt. But I sure ain't gonna be found on no list and tell how I did it!
     
  4. nowhere666

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    The difference between what we do and what they do is very evident.
    We try a bunch of short term techniques, blackhat methods, and
    traditional "internet marketing" to convince people to join and buy our
    products. What they do is provide something that a large market wants,
    so much in fact that they don't need to know that much marketing, if
    any at all. Everything explodes virally because they fit a need.

    Just my .02
     
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  5. Nick Flame

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    They were the right person at the right moment building the right website. You can't predict such outcomes, because mostly rely on luck.

    That's why they are exceptions. You can not copy their success. They are not superstars. They do not know more about marketing than some of people here. They simply had a lot of luck.
     
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  6. TheInternetHustler

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    "12) Alex Tew - Million Dollar Homepage - $1.6 Million ? 22 years old
    13) Rob Benwell - Blogging to the Bank - $1.2 Million ? 23 years old
    14) Matt Wegrzyn - Bodis - $1 Million ? 19 years old"

    I bet I will make more than those people by the time I am their age... seriously

    Good to see people succeeding:) young people will soon dominate the internets
     
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    I made 2.5 before I was 25. I sold registry repair software at the right time. :) It's still bringing in a couple hundred a day from old serps and backlinks..
     
  8. TheInternetHustler

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    (sorry for being off topic)I do registry repair to, there is still a ton of money there. You should see my site on a certain cpa network soon (when I am done). Registry converts great because everyone has a computer so all traffic is at least a little targeted.
     
  9. bhnoobz

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    Yeah, I haven't been pushing it. Working on other projects. Too many registry offers..
     
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    Im only 21, and launching a very new product very very shortly which I hope will take me a few places up that list... :p

    Lol, kidding, to be honest its all about being the first into the market and taking the market by storm. Some of it is luck, some of it is being innovative, one of my friends was friends with alex tew and was actually approached to bankroll the idea but turned it down.

    It's all a gamble, however to be honest the biggest gamble that you can make is with your time as spending 6+ months working on something and it flopping has cost you more then spending £500,000 developing something as you can never get time back but you could always earn that money another way.
     
  11. cokely

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    Very true, you might even say that finding that need is a part of their marketing.. hmm what do people need now?
     
  12. themagician

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    '...While I appreciate what you are saying Nick Flame, I don't believe it is luck for one minute.

    Being the right person at the right moment isn't luck, it's knowing exactly what you're doing by predicting what the next 'biggy' is going to be or by coming up with something new and unique and promoting it to the point that everyone wants it. (The fashionable phrase is going viral, as you well know).

    I agree they may not be Superstars and I further agree that there are people here quite capable of doing the same. Some may already have done so but prefer to keep quiet.

    Sorry to have a bee in my Black Hat about this but I had a huge success in my early teens from sheer hard work, doing the right thing at the right time and having some very cunning marketing and it p*ssed me off to hear everyone say, "He's lucky!" Luck had nothing to do with it. Cleverness and hard work is all the 'luck' you need.

    There - I feel better now!'

    themagician
     
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  13. MR.blackhat

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    One day i might be on that list, i hope....
     
  14. cokely

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    Yeah I believe that there is a bit more to it than luck

    magician do you mind sharing what your big success was if you aren't doing it anymore?
     
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    Hey Nick,

    I think they just took the right steps to make there company successful (yes the right company, at the right time, but I dont think thats luck). Luck may have played a part, but to say there success was based on luck, I can't agree with.

    Either way, its good to see young people become so successful because of the internet. I'd have to give them credit for knowing how to create a profitable business at such a young age. Maybe in 10-20 years we'll see 10-15 year old millionaires , lol...
     
  16. small_town_boy

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    Heh, I have 4 years left to get into this list :D imo I actually have some very potential ideas but sadly they all require investment which I don't yet have. Hopefully stuff on bhw will help me fix this situation :)
     
  17. The Scarlet Pimp

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    I don't believe that luck played a very significant role in their success. They knew what the public wanted, at least on a small scale, and they gave it to them. They built a better mousetrap... :D

    In my case, I happened to be in the right place at the right time. Someone asked me about a service and I saw there was an opportunity. IE, if one person wanted this then maybe other people also wanted it. So I researched, studied, emailed, and I made good on my investment. :D

    I got lucky, but luck isn't a substitute for effort...

    tsp
     
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    My opinion too; luck alone wont help with no sweat involved; but passion and persistence hits it better. Lucky, if you do something what you like to anyway, so it just don't appear as work and sweat. Just taking the chance after seeing one; seeing alone isn't enough.

    By the way, if someone misses the million-dollar-mark under 20, even 30, no reason to be sad:
    Entrepreneur Net Worth Age:
    Michael Dell of Dell Computers $21.49 Billion Age: 34!
    Jeff Bezos of Amazon $5.74 Billion Age: 35!
    Pierry Omidyar of Ebay $3.69 Billion Age: 32!
    David Filo of Yahoo! $3.12 Billion Age: 33!

    (That was more for calming me down; rarely anybody here shows his age here, I suppose I'm the oldest - call me granpa' :eek: )
     
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  19. muslickzz

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    Meh, you and me both cookie I'm mid 30's and well on my way to some list.. lol

    In less than a year I have seen my online income go from $10 a day to over $200 a day. I am teaching my wife to do it as well, so you can double that number by next month. I hope to retire from "Regular Working Life" in the next 5 yrs or so..

    I will get a boat, a little house on the beach and my wife and I as well as my two boys will enjoy our life the way it was meant to be.

    I don't need to be on a list, I just need to be happy. Thanks to this spot I spend more time with my boys than any other father I know and I am free from the hectic crazy life of just making it....

    "ANYONE CAN DO IT!!" "NEVER GIVE UP!!" Those two phrases got me here!!

    -Mus
     
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  20. invisibleme

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    Most if you notice started off as understanding programming and they hit off their idea and put up their code to a hosting server, rest is history