These teen entrepreneurs serve as inspiration for people of all ages, showing that hard work and ingenuity can lead to great things. Here are 20 teens who have gained serious notice in the business world.
Nick D'Aloisio, Summly
Like many other young entrepreneurs, D'Aloisio taught himself to code at a young age, then created Summly, which was acquired by Yahoo! after being named one of Apple's Best Apps of 2012.
Lizzie Marie Likness, Lizzie Marie Cuisine
This high school senior began her culinary business at the age of six by selling baked goods at a local farmer's market. Today she helps kids eat healthy by teaching cooking classes, appearing on national talk shows, and producing a new video series called Food on Film.
Erik Finman, Botangle
After a successful investment in Bitcoin using a gift from his grandmother, Finman used his earnings to found Botangle, a site that matches students with educators.
Isabella Rose Taylor, Designer
Having her clothing featured in Nordstrom was only the beginning for this 13-year-old. She went on to have her 2015 spring collection included in New York Fashion Week.
Bella Weems, Origami Owl
When Weems asked her parents for a car, they told her to earn it. The 15-year-old did that and more, founding a multimillion-dollar direct sales business.
Suman Mulumudi, Steth IO
Seeing the need for an update to the stethoscope, Seattle teen created a Bluetooth-enabled version that interacts with a doctor's smartphone.
Max Fata, The Erase Case
Max was only 15 when he founded The Erase Case, an iPhone case that emulates a white board. He's putting the money earned toward his college education.
Matthew Bridger, Whisper Media
A small startup dedicated to helping neighbors fix gadgets led to Whisper Media, a full-fledged branding, digital marketing, and web firm.
Madison Robinson, Fish Flops
Who better to design fashions for kids than someone who was recently a child herself? Robinson founded Fish Flops, a company that earned $100 million in sales by the time she was 15.
Ollie Forsyth, Ollie's Shop
Once bullied for being different, Forsyth turned his adversity into inspiration, founding a business called Ollie's Shop, an online shop that sells gifts for teens.
Alex Parker, Brand Strategix
Parker parlayed an internship into a position as head of internet marketing at a multimillion-dollar private jet management firm. He then founded his own internet marketing and web design firm, Brand Strategix.
Jordan Casey, Eventzy
This Irish teen launched his third company at the age of 14. Eventzy is still in its early stages but once it goes live, it will provide tools for event planners.
Shubham Banerjee, Braigo Labs
After reading a fundraising flyer about the blind, Banerjee was inspired to create an open-source braille printer. This led to the creation of Braigo Labs, which works on innovative alternatives to expensive products.
Moziah Bridges, Mo's Bows
This young bow tie innovator has shown off his fashions at the 2015 NBA draft, on NBC's Shark Tank, and at other events around the country.
Harvey Millington, Tax Disc Reminder
After hearing that British drivers were being fined for missing their car tax, this teen came up with a device that fits in the windshield of a car to remind residents when taxes are due.
Taylor Rosenthal, RecMed
With his first aid vending machines, Rosenthal hopes to make it easier for families to get access to first aid kits when they need them.
Rachel Zietz, Gladiator Lacrosse
Lacrosse has exploded in popularity in recent years and this teen athlete has created a way for players to practice in their own backyards.
Noa Mintz, Nannies by Noa
Finding babysitters is always a challenge for families. This New York teen founded a site that pairs families with highly-engaged nannies.
Zandra Azariah Cunningham, Zandra Beauty
When her father told her she couldn't buy more makeup because she used it too quickly, this young entrepreneur was inspired to create her own beauty and skincare.
Sarina Khemchandani, ReachAStudent
Khemchandani's mentorship site inspired Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak so much, he agreed to let her interview him recently.