This 12-year-old girl is probably more successful than you. Hopes, dreams and hard work which started at a lemonade stand have propelled Mikaila Ulmer to incredible success.
Couple of months ago, Mikaila landed a multi-million dollar deal with Whole Foods to sell her ‘Bee Sweet’ lemonade in 55 of their US stores.
Now her lemonade business has caught the eye of some NFL players looking to invest!
According to Sports Illustrated, former and current NFL players have invested $810,000 in Mikaila’s business, believing that she has even greater things ahead for herself.
Former Houston Texans running back Arian Foster, Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin and other former Texans Duane Brown, Jonathan Grimes and Sherrick McManis, among others, have all contributed to Mikaila’s booming business.
At a recent Entrepreneur day event, Foster had nothing but praise for this budding entrepreneur. “She’s so humble,” he said. “You always have to be open and willing to learn, and she is. I’m learning from her, too. It’s a cycle. You have to keep an open mind and continue to grow.”
With this great support, Me & The Bees Lemonade continues to grow and reach higher heights. Even with her great success at such a young age, though, Mikaila also uses the business to give back. A portion of the lemonade profits goes to organizations working to save honey bees, which are essential to our ecosystem.
Mikaila is literally a millionaire at 12! Plus, in addition to her deal with Whole Foods, her lemonade can be found in Wegmans and other stores across the country. Mikaila even impressed President Barack Obama with her ventures, and had the opportunity to introduce him at the 2016 United State of Women Summit.
It’s clear that this girl is very special and has a great team backing her too. Can’t wait to see what she’s doing when she gets older. Kudos to these NFLers for supporting Mikaila’s passion and business!