1. Taylor Moxley
Taylor Moxley is a native of Miami, Florida who began selling her cupcakes because she wanted $40 to buy a doll she really liked. Taylor decided to sell her cupcakes at her church and was able to make $175 in one day. This planted a seed for Taylor, who not only bought her doll but took the rest of her profits and started a real business. At 9 years old, Taylor The Chef is poised to have a successful career in the world of business. Taylor has also published a book titled The Adventures of Taylor The Chef.
2. Mikaila Ulmer
Mikaila of Austin, Texas was only four years old when she took her great-grandmother’s lemonade recipe and used it to open her lemonade stand. Mikaila called it Bee Sweet lemonade and by the time she was 10, she managed to get her lemonade on store shelves in Texas. Her lemonade is also sold in three other states, which are Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Mikaila hit it big when she landed a deal with Daymond John on Shark Tank. Sweet!
3. Jeremiah & Joshua West
Jeremiah who is 8, and his little brother Joshua, age 6, of Rochester, New York wanted to improve reading among children. So the two brothers started a movement called “Champions of Change – Little Deeds. Huge Impact.” They began by helping other kids in their community to read. In addition, the two brothers taught other children how to give, save and spend money wisely. Their idea sparked the growth of similar efforts around the globe, through people like Jeremiah and Joshua, who make lasting and positive changes in their communities.
4. Moziah Bridges
Moziah of Memphis, Tennessee learned how to sew from his grandmother when he was 9 years old. He then began to design, sew and sell his own creative bowties on Etsy. Mo’s bowties are now sold in shops and boutiques in 6 states. Asked what was the inspiration for starting his company, he said, “designing a colorful bowtie is just part of my vision to make the world a fun and happier place.” Moziah also hopes to start a children’s clothing company.
5. Maya Penn
Maya from Atlanta, Georgia, started her eco-friendly clothing and accessories company in 2008 when she was just 8 years of age. Maya is the CEO of her company, Maya’s Ideas, which sells her designs across the globe. She also operates a non-profit organization called Maya’s Ideas 4 The Planet, which creates products for girls in developing countries. Up to 20% of her company’s profits go to local and national charities, and also to environmental organizations.
6. Asia Newson
Asia, who’s from Detroit, Michigan was 5 years old when her dad taught her how to make candles. By age 11, Asia’s company, Super Business Girl makes and sells, her candles and merchandise through her online store. Asia is recognized as Detroit’s youngest ever entrepreneur.