9 CEOs Who Started Companies as Kids

 Jenny Craig, Jenny Craig Weight Loss program
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Jenny Craig, Jenny Craig Weight Loss program

As a seven-year-old girl, Jenny Craig received a penny for every hard-shell crab she could catch in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, where her family spent the summer. She could catch up to three-dozen crabs in a single day, which her mother then stuffed and sold to local restaurants. Today, Jenny Craig is a household name, known for creating a comprehensive weight-loss program that she turned into an empire. In June 2006, she sold her company to Nestlé for $600 million.