Cory's all-natural sweet treats have gone from being a local favourite to a nation-wide success, with a cookie delivery service that guarantees freshly baked biscuits straight to your door. They also received the back of a $100,000 (£77k) investment as part of the entrepreneur pitching show The Profit. The young baker isn't planning to stick with cookies however, and he's looking to put his company to the side before college so that he can pursue his interests in fashion.
Moziah started Mo’s Bows when the dapper nine-year-old couldn’t find any bow ties he liked in the stores. His grandma taught him to make ties and Mo started selling them on Etsy. The teenager does all his own designs and also makes pocket squares. After Mo’s Bows started to take off he went on US reality TV show Shark Tank looking for an investment in 2014.
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Mo left with Shark Daymond John as a mentor and his business has gone from strength to strength. By the time he was 16, he’d made over $600,000 (£462k) profit from Mo's Bows. In 2017, he signed a rumored seven-figure deal with the NBA, which gives him the right to use their logo on his products. Now aged 18, Mo is still the CEO of Mo’s Bows and hopes to study fashion design when he graduates later this year.
The 14-year-old Evan (pictured with his dad in a recent video) still posts several videos a week, and while his earlier videos were toy unwrappings and reviews, the content is shifting as the teen gets older. One of the most recent videos features Evan's first gym workout with tips for beginners looking to get fit, and he also posts gaming videos. But it's not just Evan making his millions from the platform: his whole family, including younger sister Jilian, is on YouTube, including a joint channel called The Tube Family.
Toddlers & Tiaras star Isabella Barrett was able to boast her first million by the age of six. Barrett appeared on the popular TLC reality show as a child but her millions come from her solo ventures. Soon after leaving the show in 2013 Barrett launched her own jewelry line, Glitzy Girl. She also has her own adult and child couture clothing company, Bound by the Crown Couture.
Barrett’s businesses are estimated to have made her a multimillionaire. The 13-year-old continues to model and help with designs for her fashion line while still continuing to attend school with the hope of becoming a nurse. She also has a YouTube channel with nearly 20,000 subscribers and videos ranging from make-up tutorials to toothbrush reviews.
Matthew David Morris – better known as MattyB or MattyBRaps – found fame when he started posting remix music videos on YouTube. His first cover was of Justin Bieber’s Eenie Meenie aged seven in 2010. By 2014, his YouTube channel had surpassed a billion views.
Now aged 17, MattyB continues to record song covers and original music and now has over 13 million subscribers on his YouTube channel. The teenager is estimated to be worth over $3 million (£2.3m) made through ad revenue, song purchases and personal appearances.
Jacob Sartorius always loved acting in musicals. But it wasn’t until 2014, aged just 12, that he started filming lip-sync videos on the app musical.ly. Sartorius soon became one of the app’s top-performing stars and in 2016 released his own single, Sweatshirt, which reached number 90 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
For anyone who has thought that teenagers' love of video games is a waste of time, you may be surprised to learn that it can actually be a pretty lucrative hobby if you're good at it. In July 2019, Pennsylvania-born then 16-year-old Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf beat 99 other competitors to win the World Cup of the online survival game Fortnite, scooping up $3 million (£2.3m) in prize money in the process.
But professional gamers spend hours practising to get to the top of their game. Giersdorf has had to put in the effort to make so much money: the teen admits to playing six hours of Fornite every day, even on school days, and enlisted a coach to help him game his way to victory and nab the top spot.
In 2015 the business took a leap when Ulmer started supplying Whole Foods with Me & The Bees Lemonade in an $11 million (£8.5m) deal. Later that year she appeared on US TV show Shark Tank and picked up a $60,000 (£46k) investment from Shark Daymond John. Now aged 15 and in high school, Ulmer’s business has branched out into lip balms and she’s even served lemonade to former US president Barack Obama. Ulmer continues to invest 10% of her profits in bee conservation projects.
Zollipops had estimated retail sales of $6 million (£4.6m) in 2018. Now aged 14, Morse has appeared on Good Morning America and juggles high school with her role as CEO. As much as 10% of her profits go to supporting oral hygiene charities.
JoJo started her career appearing on the popular US reality TV show Dance Moms. Since leaving the show she’s become a YouTube star and has released several singles. At just 16 years old she has 10.7 million YouTube subscribers and a dedicated fan following. Siwa partnered with Claire’s Accessories in 2016 to sell her trademark hair bows and in 2018 made a deal with JC Penney’s to sell her merchandise in store.
Siwa has an ongoing deal with Nickelodeon and often stars in its TV specials. It has been estimated that her earnings have reached $10 million (£7.7m) and that looks set to grow as she's currently on a world tour that's set to last until October 2020.
Controversial character Danielle Bregoli, better known as Bhad Bhabie or ‘Cash me outside girl’, rose to fame after appearing on US TV show Dr Phil with her mother. After the video of Bregoli’s catchphrase ‘Cash me outside, how bout dah?’ went viral, Bregoli launched her rap career under the name Bhad Bhabie (pronounced 'bad baby') and in 2017 became the youngest female rapper to land on the Billboard Hot 100 with her debut single. She was also arrested in the same year and sentenced to five years' probation based on a range of offences she had committed.
Bregoli went on a world tour in 2018, released more music and signed a lucrative $900,000 (£692k) deal with CopyCat Beauty. She’s also now starring in her own reality show, Bringing up Bhabie, which was released on Snapchat. Reports suggest that she made $10 million (£7.7m) during 2019 and the show has been renewed for a second season, much to the delight of those who enjoyed her initial appearance on Dr Phil.
Aged 10 and 11, Isabel and Caroline Bercaw were bored of their bathtime routines, and so they started to play around with creating their own bath bombs. The sisters put surprise toys in the middle of their homemade bombs and took their wares to a local art show in 2013, where they sold out on the first day. From that first day of success, the sisters knew they were onto something.
The business moved from the family basement to a warehouse and expanded into the brand Da Bomb, which can be found in retailers all over the US. The sisters have also branched out from their originally fizzers, with their own book helping them to make $20 million (£15.4m) each year since 2018. Not bad for a pair of girls who just wanted to make their baths a bit more colourful.
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