9 CEOs Who Started Companies as Kids

Devon Rifkin, The Great American Hanger Co.
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Devon Rifkin, The Great American Hanger Co.

From the time he was 10 years old, Devon Rifkin understood the value in the simple things. Growing up in Miami, Rifkin made money buying Blow-Pop lollipops from his local drugstore and then selling them to his classmates at Southwood Elementary School. His business became so popular that he had his parents contact the company so he could sell the lollipops by the box. Later, he found success with hangers. In 1999, he started The Great American Hanger Co., which makes clothes hangers for big companies like Bloomingdale's and Nike.