字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント When you are a little kid, you have all of these dreams and aspirations however, you do not rush to achieve them since you are still a little kid, you have to grow up first. You still have to complete your school and then go to college, graduate and then maybe you might consider pursuing them. But some kids decided to take another path and launch their business ideas while they were still teenagers. take an example of Nick D'Aloisio Nick D'Aloisio of Summly He is no longer a teenager but he hit his million-dollar benchmark back when he was still just 16 years old. Nick has developed a couple of really basic apps back when he was much younger but his first truly successful app was Summly. Initially, back in March of 2014, the app was finally ready to be launched, however, it was named Trimit then. The idea behind it was simple, it used an algorithm to condense text such as emails and blog posts into a summary of 1000, 500, or 140-character text. With 100,000 downloads, the app was featured on the App Store. Shortly afterward, Trimit attracted the attention of business magnate Li Ka-Shing, who provided 16-year-old D'Aloisio with US$300,000 in venture capital investment. After gathering some feedback, D'Aloisio re-designed the app and renamed into Summly in December 2011. Summly aimed to solve perceived problems with the way news articles are presented on smartphones, with the initial version of Summly being downloaded by over 200,000 users. He hired a team, including a scientist, who specialized in natural language processing, to improve the app. With corporate support, in November 2012, D'Aloisio received US$1 million in new venture funding from celebrities. In March 2013, D'Aloiso sold Summly to Yahoo for approximately US$30 million and he didn't even hit 18 at that time and joined Yahoo! as a product manager. 2. Robert Nay of the Bubble Ball App The second millionaire on this list is Robert Nay who also has built his way to becoming a millionaire in a very similar way. Back when he was a little teenager, he started working on a simple physics puzzle game - Bubble Ball. It is a 156-level puzzle game with puzzles ranging from very simple to really challenging. In December of 2010, the game was ready so Robert Launched it and he was only 14 back then. the expectations weren't high since it was a really simple game and Robert wasn't an expert in this field. But sometimes that's how the best ideas come to life. In its first two weeks, the game did better than anyone would have expected, it generated 2 million downloads from the app store alone in such a short period which is phenomenal. the app started getting more and more attention quickly surpassing 16 million downloads and at one point displaced Angry Birds from its number one spot on the list of free games in the Apple app store. 3. sean Belnick The third on our list has surpassed everyone else. He started a little bit later, he was 14, when launched bizchair.com. It wasn't the best period to start an online business since the dot com bubble crashed in 2001 and literally, hundreds of companies went out of businesses. However, Sean believed in this idea and was confident it's going to work. at the end of the day, he literally had nothing to lose except the 500 thousand dollars his stepdad decided to invest in his company, he was just 14 and his entire life was still ahead of him, even if it failed miserably, he would still gain the experience at least of loosing 500 thousand dollars. but that's not what happened. The business took off like a rocket, what started as a little business from a bedroom moved to 40,000-square-foot (3,700 m2) facility by 2004, earning millions of dollars along the way and making its founder a multi-millionaire by age of 17. In fact, BizChair.com reported $13.6 million in sales in 2005. In 2006, sales rose to $24 million. In 2007, total revenue was $37.5 million. And next year, he reached $42 million in revenue. 4. Fraser Doherty Our next hero is Fraser Doherty or Jam Boy as he is known. He started making sugar-free Jam based on his Grandmother recipe and began selling them on a tiny scale to his neighbors and local shops. But his ambitions didn't stop there, he wanted to grow and sell his Jam all across the country (Britain). So he convinced his dad to take him to Waitrose and pitched his idea to them. At first, they refused since labeling and pricing were wrong. However he did not give up, after multiple attempts, he eventually got it right and they agreed to put it on their shelves all over the UK. The jam went to become so popular that it stocked in big chains such as Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons and his business was turning over a £1m a year. Making him eventually a teen millionaire. 5. next on our list is Ashley Qualls who started whatever.com as a hobby back when she was just 14. The website was designed to provide free Myspace layouts and HTML tutorials for people in her age demographic and supported entirely by advertising revenue. She used the basement of her home as her office, employing her mother and friends from school. She made 70 thousand dollars in the first months. But that was just the beginning because she had earned over a million dollars by age 17, making her a teenage millionaire. She received multiple offers to acquire her company but Qualls has turned down all of them including an offer for 1.5 million dollars and her choice of any car. That's a weird option, I mean if she would choose ASTON MARTIN VALKRYIE, the car is going to be more expensive than the amount they are offering for her website. Shouldn't you just add that up to your the deal you are making and that's about it? seems like it was a failed attempt to win over a teenager. Gladly she did not accept the deal because the number of visitors kept going through the roof. In 2007 her website had over 7 million unique visitors a month and generated millions of dollars along the way. 6. Catherine and David Cook When Catherine and David moved to New Jersey and were enrolled in their new school. they looked through the yearbook and realized it was a terrible tool for meeting people. Dave showed his sister a picture of a girl he wanted to date but through that yearbook, there was no way to meet that girl and that's when MEET Me was born. They simply decided to make an online yearbook and add a tool through which members could meet each other. However, they didn't have the tools neither they had the skills to turn their idea into a reality so they hired a development team from India. In the first week, 400 people joined and slowly it started taking off once other schools began to join. in just under a year, the number of users grew to a million. The teens were already making millions of dollars but the biggest boom came when they received an offer from Quepasa to purchase MeetMe for a hundred million dollars, 18 million dollars in cash and 82 in stock. The number of people who earned millions of dollars while still being teens is way longer than this video can possibly cover. But you get the idea, it doesn't really matter how young are you. If you have an idea that truly inspires you or it seems like a possible business idea that could work out. It very well might deserve a shot and if you are still a teen, you will have way less to lose than when you grow up and have more responsibilities on your shoulders. I can tell you that from my own experience. But most of you are adults and there is no way to turn the time back, however, the message is it doesn't really matter how old or how young are you! It's more about you and your dedication. 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