Success Has No Age Limit [Infographic]

Alexandra Ashton http://www.neomam.com 3m 831 #success

The views, opinions, and positions expressed by the author and those providing comments on this website are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or positions of Confessions of the Professions thereof. By reading the following article, you do not hold responsible Confessions of the Professions or any contributing authors for the content of this confession. Viewer Discretion is Advised.

Read This Confession To Me

8 CEOs Who Made Their Fortune Before Turning 30

Are you a young entrepreneur with innovative ideas that could change the world? Are you driven to succeed? In the new infographic from Essay Experts, we see 8 inspiring CEOs who prove that success has no age limit – winning fame and fortune before they hit the big 30.

For young and ambitious female entrepreneurs, the infographic offers some inspirational examples of girls breaking into the wealth elite. The #GirlBoss herself, Sophia Amoruso, shows that revolutionary women CEOs can hold her in the male-dominated world of business. Her journey to the top has seen her turn from a high school drop-out to an anarchist shoplifter, before from a small-time eBay seller to CEO of with 110 employees.

And of course, no infographic on innovative young CEOs would be complete with tech mogul Elon Musk. Today, Musk makes headlines for cutting-edge developments in aviation and space travel, but it’s easy to forget that long before PayPal, Tesla Motors or Space X, he’d already made a fortune from his first company, Zip-2.

In 1995, Musk dropped out of graduate school after just two days to found the company – an internet software venture – with his brother, Kimbal Musk. In the early days of the internet, they created an online “city guide” for the newspaper publishing industry – attracting the attention of major players like The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune. Zip2 was quickly snapped up by Compaq for of $307m in cash and $34m in stock options.

For more inspiring tales of the young, smart and rich, check out the rest of the infographic below.


Success Has No Age Limit [Infographic]

Click to open / Right-click for save options

PDF Version


Text-Friendly Version

8 CEOS who made their fortune before they were 30

For ambitious young entrepreneurs ready to follow their vision, success has no age limit.

From tech futurists to fashion moguls, here are 8 CEOs who struck gold before hitting the big 30.

1. Michelle Phan
11.04.1987

Source of wealth
YouTube, owner of michellephan.com and CEO of ipsy

Sector
Fashion, Makeup

Net worth
$3 million

Road to Success

2003
Starts a blog detailing her wish for success, and her makeup routine

2007
In response to a query from two readers, posts a makeup tutorial on YouTube

2012
With over 40,000 views a week, begins ipsy – a subscription-based cosmetics company

2015
Annual revenue for ipsy expected to be $120 million

 

2. Nick D’Aloisio
11.01.1995

Source of wealth
Founder of Summly

Sector
Internet

Net worth
$23 million

Road to Success

2011
Creates content condenser Trimit, attracting $300,000 in venture capital funding

2011
Uses lessons learned to overhaul Trimit and re-launches it as Summly

2012
Receives $1 million in new venture funding for Summly from several investors, including Yoko Ono and Ashton Kutcher

2013
Sells Summly to Yahoo! for $30 million

 

3. Pete Cashmere
9.18.1985

Source of wealth
Founder of Mashable

Sector
Internet & Media

Net worth
$95 million

Road to Success

2005
Founds Mashable, working 18-hour days and writing the initial content

2012
Unfounded rumors hint that CNN will buy Mashable for $200 million, but Cashmore remains CEO

2013
Mashable completes its first round of outside funding, raising $14 million

 

4. David Karp
7.6.1986

Source of wealth
Founder of Tumblr

Sector
Social Media

Net worth
$200 million

Road to Success

2007
Founds Tumblr in his mother’s new apartment

2007

Site gains 75,000 users in its first fortnight

2008
Sells 25% of his fledgling company as part of a $4.5 million funding round from Union Square Ventures and Spark Capital

2013
Yahoo buys Tumblr for $1.1 billion, netting Karp around $190 million

 

5. Sophia Amoruso
4.20.1984

Source of wealth
Founder and owner of Nasty gal

Sector
Fashion and E-commerce

Net worth
$250 million

Road to Success

2006
Sets up Nasty Girl – an eBay store selling self-sourced vintage clothing

2007
Moves Nasty Gal’s headquarters to a 1,700 sq ft studio in Berkeley, CA, then eight months later, to a 7,500 sq ft warehouse in Emeryville

2010
Nasty Gal starts generating buzz among investors in Silicon Valley

2012
Quadruples annual revenue to $100 million, and raises $49 million investment to build a 500,000 sq ft hub in Sheperdsville, KY

 

6. Palmer Luckey
9.19.1992

Source of wealth
Founder of Oculus VR

Sector
Internet, Computers, Gaming

Net worth
$500 million+

Road to Success

2009
Develops the initial prototype of Oculus Rift in his parents’ garage

2012
Oculus VR founded – the Kickstarter raises $2.4 million

2013
John Carmack joins Oculus, while Lackey raises $91 million

2014
Oculus is acquired by Facebook for $2 billion

 

7. Evan Spiegel
6.4.1990

Source of wealth
CEO and co-founder of Snapchat

Sector
Web App and Social Media

Net worth
$1.5 billion

Road to Success

2011
Launches photo sharing app Picaboo, from his father’s living room

2011
Picaboo is renamed and re-launched as Snapchat

2013
Turns down a $3 billion acquisition offer from Facebook

2014
Snapchat boasts an estimated 50 million users

 

8. Elon Musk
6.28.1971

Source of wealth
CEO and CTO of SpaceX, CEO and chief product architect of Tesla Motors, and chairman of SolarCity

Sector
Computers and Internet

Net worth
$7.9 billion

Road to Success

1983
Sells the code for his first video game for $500

1995
Founds Zip2 with his brother, Kimbal Musk

1999
Compaq buys Zip2 for around $220 million

 

These entrepreneurs are living proof that, if you’re innovative, driven and ambitious, it’s never too early to chase success.

Produced by

ESSAYEXPERT


Source: http://essay.expert/8-ceos-who-made-fortune-before-30


(

Advertisements