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Tech firm started by 12 year old now worth $3.5 million

Vyralize: Three years ago, Jaylen Bledsoe started his own technology company at the tender age of 12 years old. Fast forward 3 years and the now 15 year old is heading a company valued at US $3.5 million. (Bledsoe Technologies, Culture, Jaylen Bledsoe)

RedHawkX  +   329d ago
more like how anyone who jumped on the internet way back when that started anything has made money off of being in the right place at the right time and offering absolutely nothing meaningful can get you rich. people make millions off of playing video games on youtube. sorry but its all about luck and the right time and right place. the kid is not actually albert einstein or anything.
Jihaad_cpt  +   329d ago
you sound very bitter, also the fact he was able to grow the company to its current shows it was more than just luck. No doubt its a component of life but hard work must be acknowledged.
RedHawkX  +   328d ago
i am bitter. kids shouldnt be allowed to start buisnesses and such on the internet. he has unlimited free time, no bills, etc. how can adults compete with that? also what did he do exactly? if all he did was standard copy and paste crap on his site then its not impressive.
SilentNegotiator  +   328d ago
So you're just mad that he took advantage of his youth?

Unless he came from a REALLY rich family, he probably didn't start off with "company that will be worth millions one day" money. I would say that's a pretty marked disadvantage to be a kid.

Plus...come on, he did that AND managed to get potentially Harvard-grade school work done. What part of that screams "unlimited free time"?
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DARK WITNESS  +   328d ago
you mean you are mad that he actually had the smarts to start building his future at such a young age and while most of us would have been pissing about.

Why shouldn't kids be allowed to start a business at such an age? Then they will at least have the money to pay their future bills, instead of relying on credit cards and getting into the financial traps of being in debt.

I wish I had made the same move when I was his age, but I also believe it's never to late and I still think there are lots of opportunities on the internet especially.
Speed-Racer  +   328d ago
Dammit Redhawk that has to be the most selfish thing I've ever heard someone say. As we evolve we look to achieve more in a shorter space of time. What you're saying goes against the nature of human evolution.
SilentNegotiator  +   328d ago
"Bledsoe Technologies offers a range of services including E-Commerce solutions, social media branding, business and tech consulting, among other things"

That sounds pretty f***ing impressive for a 12-15 y/o to me.

Especially since he's in high school and has plans for HARVARD at the same time.
awiseman  +   328d ago
You sound like a liberal.
SilentNegotiator  +   328d ago
"You don't DESERVE your money, Jaylen! YOU GOT LUCKY! You give us 30% of that money so that we can subsidize internet, to people that already have access to it, right this minute!"
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GraveLord  +   328d ago
No, you can't make millions off playing games on Youtube unless you are Machinima.

Can you make a living? Well it depends on how much effort you put into into it. Most just earn some extra spending money. Nothing life-changing unless you are really really good at what you do just like in any other profession.
jony_dols  +   329d ago
Chocolate Rain kid has done well for himself
dilawer  +   329d ago
This makes me feel like a failure. Thanks for the post. -_-
kingPoS  +   329d ago
Article explains nothing! Just what did he do!?
Speed-Racer  +   329d ago
There is a video :|
kingPoS  +   328d ago
Browser I'm using atm doesn't like the video from that site.
awiseman  +   328d ago
I hate videos on articles but this one is just a recording of an interview so its pretty good.
awiseman  +   328d ago
He started a company at age 12 that is now worth over 3 mil essentially and also has plans for Harvard.
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VitaOwner  +   328d ago
Very impressive! Makes me want to start working smarter and harder myself
M-M  +   328d ago
These are the kinds of kids that should be setting a good example for this generation, gained a little bit of faith in it after seeing this.

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