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.

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RedHawkX3271d 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_cpt3270d 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.

RedHawkX3270d 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.

SilentNegotiator3270d ago (Edited 3270d 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"?


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-Racer3270d 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.

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SilentNegotiator3270d 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.

awiseman3270d ago

You sound like a liberal.

SilentNegotiator3270d ago (Edited 3270d 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!"

GraveLord3270d 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.

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jony_dols3271d ago

Chocolate Rain kid has done well for himself

dilawer3271d ago

This makes me feel like a failure. Thanks for the post. -_-

kingPoS3271d ago

Article explains nothing! Just what did he do!?

kingPoS3270d ago

Browser I'm using atm doesn't like the video from that site.

awiseman3270d ago

I hate videos on articles but this one is just a recording of an interview so its pretty good.

awiseman3270d ago (Edited 3270d ago )

He started a company at age 12 that is now worth over 3 mil essentially and also has plans for Harvard.

VitaOwner3270d ago

Very impressive! Makes me want to start working smarter and harder myself

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