9 CEOs Who Started Companies as Kids

Jennifer Barclay, Blue Fish Clothing
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Jennifer Barclay, Blue Fish Clothing

Growing up on a farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Barclay kept herself busy making “thumbies,” animal figures she created by dipping her thumb in ink and pressing it onto card stock. She sold them for a quarter each, and she built on that creativity as a teenager, piecing together fabrics that expressed her personal style. What evolved was Blue Fish Clothing, an artisan, organic clothing company, with retail stores in New Mexico and New Jersey, and projected revenue of $2 million for 2009.