The bios of entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs and Walt Disney display an unquestionably ambitious spark from an early age, enough to make you wonder what genius could be brewing in the minds of today's youth. Every generation brings a handful of these wunderkinds who see more from their young lives than homework and curfews; they naturally glimpse opportunities and solutions in between learning how to tie their shoes and drive a car—and then actually put those ideas to work.
The point is not to make you feel like a slacker. These impressive stories can also serve as an amazing kick in the butt. Because if they can create a multi-million dollar company before the prom, what can you do next?More
Kavovit dreamed up a liquid bandage that resembles finger paint on the skin, and appeared on Shark Tank to promote her invention at age 6. The bright colors are both fun to apply and environmentally friendly—a half-ounce bottle is the equivalent of 75 sticky band-aids.
The name of this company is appropriate, given that it's tough to believe that a third grader could have designed these adorable, cartoon-printed socks. With his 10-year-old brother Brandon (left) serving as director of sales, the family is even devoted to giving back, with several designs benefitting causes such as autism and ALS.