Posted by Allen White On December - 1 - 2010 0 Comment

Top Young Entrepreneurs

Top 30, Under 25, Making Money Online

Founder of Retireat21.com Michael Dunlop has compiled a list of the Top Young Entrepreneurs Making Money Online – aged under 25 – these are really impressive individuals, both as business people and as human beings. Of course you will already know some of these names (Matt Mullenweg and Mark Zuckerberg for example) but there should be some that are NEW to you as well.

All of these young entrepreneurs are having a tremendous impact on the world – and we all have so much to learn from them. It is always good to have someone you want to be like so Find your niche and master it, just like these young entrepreneurs.

Enjoy the list – let me know what you think — and is there a Young Entrepreneur that you know / admire who you think should be on this list?

#1. Mark Zuckerberg (25 Years Old)

Top Young Entrepreneurs Making Money Online

Website: http://www.facebook.com

Why They Matter: Mark is at the top of our list for two HUGE reasons, he is the world’s youngest billionaire and he runs the world’s largest social networking website which is actually the second most visited site in the whole world, and could take the #1 rank in the next 2 years. Not bad for 25 years, is it?

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#2. Matt Mullenweg (25 Years Old)

Top Young Entrepreneurs Making Money Online

Website: http://wordpress.com

Why They Matter: Matthew Mullenweg is the founder of WordPress, the software that runs this blog and millions of others out there. Without Matthew, you probably wouldn’t be at this website right now because I wouldn’t have been able to create it without his genius, easy to use blogging software. He has been offered over $250,000,000 for his company which he turned down. WordPress is going to be the way to blog and run static websites for years to come.

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#3. Pete Cashmore (24 Years Old)

Top Young Entrepreneurs Making Money Online

Website: http://mashable.com

Why They Matter: Pete Cashmore makes our list because he runs one of the world’s top blogs which is about all that is new with social media news and tips on the web. With over 1,600,000 Twitter followers and 300,000 RSS readers, you know this guy is running something big!

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#4 & 5. Aaron Levie and Dylan Smith (23 & 22 Years Old)

Top Young Entrepreneurs Making Money Online

Website: http://box.net

Why They Matter: Box.net founded in 2005 was originally launched as a college project to share and store any type of file, and make it accessible from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. The company nearly has 2 million users on the online file sharing service, and netted a $6 million in venture capital.

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#6. David Karp (22 Years Old)

Top Young Entrepreneurs Making Money Online

Website: http://www.tumblr.com

Why They Matter: Tumblr is a blogging platform that anyone can use. The service was built with customization and ease of use in mind. Some say it’s the easiest way to express yourself on the web. Karp invested money into the company from his previous job as a software consultant at a parenting website. Tumblr raised $5.25 million in funding from various investors, including 2 lead investors with the popular social network Twitter.

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#7 & 8. Catherine & David Cook (19 & 21 Years Old)

Top Young Entrepreneurs Making Money Online

Website: http://myyearbook.com

Why They Matter: Catherine and her brother, David started MyYearBook back in 2005 and have grown it to become America’s third largest social network and since raising $17.1 million in two rounds of investment has become profitable!

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#9. Sean Belnick (23 Years Old)

Top Young Entrepreneurs Making Money Online

Website: http://www.bizchair.com

Why They Matter: Sean is a real entrepreneur, at 14 years old, he locked himself in his bedroom and 3 days later, his business was born! Now he is earning over $50,000,000 a year selling business chairs online. Sean has been an inspiration to young people around the world trying to sell online!

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#10. Matt Mickiewicz (25 Years Old)

http://www.bizchair.com

Website: http://www.sitepoint.com http://www.99designs.com and http://www.flippa.com

Why They Matter: Matt is an inspiration to thousands of webmasters around the world, whether it’s their first website or their 20th most people would have visited Sitepoint to learn how to improve their website. Sitepoint has evolved from the website to learn about web design to anything from selling your website for a million dollars, buying books on coding the perfect contact page, to hiring someone to create your twitter background. Flippa.com is where millions of websites and domains are sold on an auction block. Its like the eBay for websites

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#11. Noah Everett (24 Years Old)

Top Young Entrepreneurs Making Money Online

Website: http://twitpic.com

Why They Matter: Noah is the founder of the popular image upload website, TwitPic. His website has grown with the growth of the social media website Twitter and is now one of the top 200 websites in the world according to Alexa. Surprisingly Noah works from home, which is also where he powers his servers that have to deal with millions of pages a day!

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#12.Ryan Allis (25 Years Old)

Top Young Entrepreneurs Making Money Online

Website: http://www.icontact.com

Why They Matter: Ryan who is just 25 years old runs iContact.com an email marketing service that expects to turn over $25,000,000 this year. With over 55,000 customers paying a monthly FEE, Ryan has build a membership program where he has been able to offer an unbelievable service and at the same time build a continuity program that should never end.

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#13. Jon Wheatley (22 Years Old)

Top Young Entrepreneurs Making Money Online

Website: http://www.dailybooth.com

Why They Matter: Jon runs a great social networking website called DailyBooth which basically lets you snap a picture every day and it puts it all together in a little video. The site has really evolved since launching earlier in the year has got over $1million in funding from big names such as Digg co-founder Kevin Rose and Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake.

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#14. Neil Patel (24 Years Old)

Top Young Entrepreneurs Making Money Online

Website: http://www.quicksprout.com & http://www.crazyegg.com

Why They Matter: Neil Patel is the co-founder of 2 Internet companies: Crazy Egg, and KISSmetrics. Through these 2 companies he has helped large corporations such as AOL, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard and Viacom make more money from the web. By the age of 21 not only was Neil named a top 100 blogger by Technorati, but he was also one of the top influences on the web according to the Wall Street Journal. The thing that really makes Neil stand out as a top young entrepreneur is how he got a lot of the top blogs in the world to permanently link to his site.

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#15. Kieran O’Neill (22 Years Old)

Top Young Entrepreneurs Making Money Online

Website: http://www.psu.com and http://www.playfire.com

Why They Matter: Kieran is 22 years old and is a serial internet entrepreneur with three huge successes online so far! Kieran sold his first website online for $1.25 Million at the age of 19 and now has launched a new gaming social network which he raised over $1 Million in venture capital investment for as well as still running one of the world’s largest PlayStation fan sites.

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#16. Blake Ross (24 Years Old)

Top Young Entrepreneurs Making Money Online

Website: http://www.mozilla.com

Why They Matter: Blake is an American software developer, who is probably best known for starting the Mozilla Firefox project. Firefox was released in 2004, when Ross was 19 years old. Firefox got over 100 Million downloads within its first year of being on the market!

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#17 & 18. Eric & Susan Gregg Koger (24 & 25 Years Old)

Top Young Entrepreneurs Making Money Online

Why They Matter: ModCloth started as a small clothing business that Eric and Susan started when they left high school. They continued the business at university, shipping clothing items from their dorm room. When they graduated from uni in 2006, they decided to pursue the business, and since then it has grown into a huge success.

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#19. Anthony Volodkin (23 Years Old)

Top Young Entrepreneurs Making Money Online

Website: http://hypem.com

Why They Matter: The Hype Machine keeps track of music discussions on blogs around the world. It lets people discover, listen and buy music that bloggers are writing about.

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#20. Ashley Qualls (20 Years Old)

Top Young Entrepreneurs Making Money Online

Website: http://www.whateverlife.com

Why They Matter: Ashley Qualls who is already a multi-millionaire, and has taken the young entrepreneurs world by storm. Aged just 14, Ashley created WhatEverLife.com, a Myspace layouts site aimed at the female demographic, the site at its peak received over 250,000 visitors every single day, which is more than teen magazines such as Teen Vogue, Seventeen & Cosmogirl… combined. Ashley doesn’t charge users to use the site, instead, she strategically places ads on the site, and around 60% of her monthly income comes from Google Adsense.

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#21. Juliette Brindak (20 Years Old)

Top Young Entrepreneurs Making Money Online

Website: http://www.missoandfriends.com

Why They Matter: Juliette first came up with the idea of Miss O and Friends ten years ago when she was 10 years old. Her business is now worth over $19 Million, and is visited by millions of girls every month. In 2006, Juliette released a book, and since then has sold over 120,000 copies of it!

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#22 & 23. Sam Tarantino & Josh Greenberg (Both 23 Years Old)

Top Young Entrepreneurs Making Money Online

Website: http://listen.grooveshark.com

Why They Matter: GrooveShark was launched in private beta in early 2007, and is now a huge online music search engine and streaming service. GrooveShark is part of the Escape Media Group which was formed in march 2006.

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#24, 25 & 26. Elliott Breece, Joshua Boltuch & Elias Roman (All 25 Years Old)

Top Young Entrepreneurs Making Money Online

Website: http://amiestreet.com

Why They Matter: Amie Street is a music website, where the community decides the price of the music. Every song on the website starts at a very low price, sometimes free, and then increases up to prices of 98 cents depending on how many people purchase it.

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#27. Richard Ludlow (22 Years Old)

Top Young Entrepreneurs Making Money Online

Website: http://academicearth.org

Why They Matter: Richard is the founder and CEO of Academic Earth, a website that provides full video courses from leading universities. Academic Earth was included in Time Magazines top 50 websites of 2009 list, along with companies such as Google, Amazon and Facebook.

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#28. Kristopher Tate (21 Years Old)

Top Young Entrepreneurs Making Money Online

Website: http://www.zooomr.com

Why They Matter: Kristopher is the co-founder of photo sharing website, Zooomr. The popular website service was created in 2005, and since then has grown and had many new features implemented into it.

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#29. Edmund Loh (23 Years Old)

Top Young Entrepreneurs Making Money Online

Website: http://edmundloh.com

Why They Matter: Edmund started his internet business back in March 2005. He achieved success after selling other peoples ebooks online (with resale rights), and then went on to write his very own ebook, titled Edmund Loh’s Guide To Private Resale Rights. Since then, Edmund has written over 212 PLR titles.

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#30. Shama Kabani (24 Years Old)

Top Young Entrepreneurs Making Money Online

Website: http://clicktoclient.com

Why They Matter: Shama is an online marketing master. She is the president of Click To Client, a full service web marketing firm. Shama travels the world speaking at many conferences about internet marketing.

Now, I must say these youngsters are doing very well. They all had a plan and stuck to it. Some of them had a fast success and some of them took 4 or 5 years to make it. Nothing can happen over night but with hard work and dedication you can be on this list one day.

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