10 Best Young Entrepreneurs

The 10 best young entrepreneurs are young, fearless and smart. Young entrepreneurs are the genius minds behind such hits as Facebook and Digg. It seems a lot of the new generations of entrepreneurs are paving their own way to success. They did something simple and turned it into cold, hard cash.

  1. Mark Zuckerberg, age 26 – Mark is one of the best young entrepreneurs. He is the founded of the popular social networking site, Facebook. He was attending Harvard when he and some friends came up with the idea for Facebook. He is currently the youngest billionaire in the world with a net worth of $4 billion.
  2. Stacey Bendet, age 30 – Stacey is the founder of the contemporary women’s clothing line, alice + olivia. She is a designer who also creates a shoe collection for Payless Shoes. Alice + olivia was launched in 2002 and is sold in over 800 stores including Barney’s, Scoop and Neiman Marcus.
  3. Aaron Patzer, age 29 – Aaron is the founder of mint.com. His first job out of college was working for getawebsite.com and miadora.com. He founded mint.com in 2006 after being frustrated with the difficulty in using Intuit Quicken. He is one of the best young entrepreneurs because of his vision and creativity.
  4. Andrew Mason, age 29 – Andrew is the founder of Groupon.com. He founded the internet venture in 2008. Groupon is a high traffic website that features a daily deal on things to do, eating, and buying in several cities throughout the United States, Europe and Canada.
  5. David Chang, age 33 – David is one of the best young entrepreneurs because he is the owner of three restauarants: Momofuku Noodle Bar, Momofuku Ko and Momofuku Ssan Bar in New York City. He is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in Soho, NY. In 2010, he was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People.
  6. Kevin Rose, age 33 – Kevin is definitely one of the best young entrepreneurs. Many of you techies will remember Kevin as the co-host of Tech TV’s “The Screen Savers.” He left the show in 2005 and co-founded the social bookmarking site, Digg. He is also the co-founder of Revision3, Pownce and WeFollow.
  7. Chad Hurley, age 33 – As one of the best young entrepreneurs, Chad is the founder and CEO of the popular video sharing site, YouTube. In 2006, he was ranked #28 on Business 2.0’s “50 People Who Matter Now” list. He and his YouTube co-founder, Steve Chen, sold YouTube to Google for 1.65 billion.
  8. Andrew Gower, age 31 – Andrew is a British video game developer. He is the co-founder of Jagex Ltd which produces online computer games. He is the writer for the MMORPG computer game, RuneScape. He is also the lead developer for the game.
  9. Peter Cashmore, age 25 – Pete is one of the best young entrepreneurs who was born in 9-18-85 in Great Britain. He is the CEO and co-founder of Mashable.com. Mashable is a Technorati Top 10 blog. In 2009, Pete was voted one of Inc magazine’s 30 Under 30 as well as Forbes Top 25 Web Celebes and Huffington Posts’ Top 10 Game Changer 2009.
  10. Ashley Qualls, age 20 – Ashley started her website, whateverlife.com, as a hobby in her bedroom. The website was designed to make free MySpace layouts and HTML tutorials. She now has her mom and several friends as employees. The site receives more traffic than circulation of Seventeen, Teen Vogue and Cosmo Girl combined.
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