Here's some advice from people who made it big in their teens

These guys made it big when they were small

Jamal Edwards

Jamal Edwards

Worth £8m+

At 15, Jamal Edwards started amateur-filmmaking – using his talented friends as subjects. He soon graduated on to starting his music-based YouTube channel SBTV.

Now 24, the entrepreneur has already been given an MBE, flown around the world and met everyone from Rihanna to Bill Gates.

Here’s an interview we did with him back in 2012.



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Zoella, real name Zoe Sugg, is a YouTube phenomenon. Starting in her teens with a beauty vlog, she’s expanded into becoming a bestselling writer. Her first novel, Girl Online, was the fastest selling debut novel since records began – though she admitted the book was ghostwritten.

At 25, Zoella has more than 8 million subscribers to her YouTube channel and just bought a £1m mansion with her partner, and fellow YouTube star, Alfie Deyes.

Nick D’Aloisio

Nick d'Aloisio

Worth $20m+

British teen Nick D’Aloisio sold his app Summly to Yahoo for $30m last year, as well as winning the prestigious Apple Design Award in 2014.

At just 15 years old he became the youngest person to receive a round of venture capital from China’s richest man Li Ka Shing.

He’s now 19 and a student at Oxford University as well as a product manager at Yahoo News Digest.

Adam Hildreth

Adam Hildreth

Worth £24m

In 1999, when he was 14 years old, Adam Hildreth was a World Record holder as part of the youngest group of directors when he set up Dubit – which has gone on to become a youth marketing agency, advising brands on how to market products to young people.

Hildreth won the CBI’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and also EY Entrepreneur of the Year.

His newest business Crisp Thinking develops tools for child protection online.

Evan Spiegel

Evan Spiegel

Worth $1.5bn

Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel is the world’s youngest billionaire. He quit college to work on his idea for the social networking site and at 25, he is now worth a phenomenal $1.5bn.

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