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bizboy

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Dec 25, 2007
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http://www.retireat21.com/top-young-entrepreneurs/


1 Mark Zuckerberg Facebook 23 $700 MIllion 7
2 Andrew Gower Runescape 28 $650 MIllion 388
3 Blake Ross and David Hyatt Mozilla 22 $120 MIllion 112
4 Chad Hurley Youtube 30 $85 MIllion 3
5 Angelo Sotira Deviant ART 26 $75 MIllion 57
6 John Vechey PopCap Games 28 $60 MIllion 3914
7 Alexander Levin WordPress 23 $57 MIllion 59
8 Alexander Levin Image Shack 23 $56 MIllion 36
9 Jake Nickell Threadless 28 $50 MIllion 4,275
10 Sean Belnick Biz Chair 20 $42 MIllion 72,086
11 Kevin Rose Digg 30 $31 MIllion 117
12 Robert Small MiniClips 24 $23 MIllion 168
13 Ryan Block Engadget 25 $20 MIllion 659
14 Aodhan Cullen Stat Counter 24 $18 MIllion 205
15 Tom Fulp Newgrounds 29 $15 MIllion 422
16 Rishi Kacker and Matt Pauker Voltage 24 $12 MIllion 67,217
17 Markus Frind Plenty Of Fish 29 $10 MIllion 796
18 Catherine and David Cook My Year Book 17 & 19 $10 MIllion 1,432
19 Fredrik Neij The Pirate Bay 28 $10 MIllion 166
20 DAVID LEVICH Iced Out Gear 25 $10 MIllion 51,198
21 David Hauser & Siamak Taghaddos GotvMail 24 $8 MIllion 55,057
22 Jermaine Griggs Hear and Play 23 $5 MIllion 45,805
23 Jay Westerdal Domain Tools 29 $5 MIllion 488
24 Ashley Qualls What Ever Life 17 $3 MIllion 5,697
25 Mario Lavandeira Perez Hilton 29 $3 MIllion 840
26 Ben Way Rain Makers 27 $2.2 MIllion 24,641
27 Lauris Liberts Frype 25 $2 MIllion 35,040
28 Alex Tew Million Dollar Homepage 22 $1.6 MIllion 47,200
29 Rob Benwell Blogging to the Bank 23 $1.2 MIllion 57,123
30 Matt Wegrzyn Bodis 19 $1 MIllion 18,973
 

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Allthingznew

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Aug 26, 2007
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Warning to all: don't click on Blogging to the Bank unless you want to look at the sales letter and have to click through a maze to get off the page.

That said, it looks like one theme is fun. Many game or social type sites.
 

Z5 FILMS

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Aug 13, 2007
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Warning to all: don't click on Blogging to the Bank unless you want to look at the sales letter and have to click through a maze to get off the page.

.

OMG I was just about to say....


It's just a typical spammy e-book website that damn near forced me to reboot my puter to get out of.

Interesting...I did not know the Million Dollar Homepage kid is the one who came up with the EntreCard.
 

klh6686

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Aug 12, 2007
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I'm suprised Andrew Gower is #2, last i saw he was worth about $60m, i'm not sure how accurate 650m is.
 

AndrewG

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Nov 3, 2007
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Interesting...I did not know the Million Dollar Homepage kid is the one who came up with the EntreCard.
Graham Langdon created EntreCard, but before that he created the MillionDollarWiki which was a copy of MillionDollarHomepage, which was created by Alex Tew.

I know too much about these million dollar things.
 

John

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Sep 18, 2007
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Does "annual turnover" mean gross revenue? I'm interested in where they get these numbers. A lot of those sites are privately held and I didn't think they disclosed financial info.
 

AndrewG

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Nov 3, 2007
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Thanks exactly what I was thinking. Where did the $1.6 million for Alex Tew come from and for PerezHilton.com, I think that makes twice as much as stated in this list. Still it's interesting to read through.
 

santiago

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Aug 20, 2007
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It is an interesting list, but I agree the numbers are suspect. The threadless guys throw out various numbers, but I haven't seen them throw out a number that big for annual revenue.
 

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dhuang

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Aug 16, 2007
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Ya. Those are pretty bogus numbers. I'm also not on the list. Shame. ;)
 

Darkside

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Jul 4, 2010
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I just wish I were under 30! Baha!
I remember reading an article recently on TechCrunch which pointed out that the commonly held belief that young entrepreneurs are more likely to succeed than older ones is actually a myth. The article showed that entrepreneurs over the age of 35 actually had a much higher success rate.

We just don't hear about them as often because people aren't impressed when a 42 year old builds a multimillion dollar business, but they are if it's a 23 year old who does the same thing.

The reason why older entrepreneurs are more likely to be successful is because they tend to have more experience and a greater ability to manage their finances as well as better credit scores so they can get bank loans, etc.
 

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