Top 10 Youngest Internet Millionaires

The internet has proven to be an excellent place of investment for Entrepreneurs of all ages. Some of the younger Internet Entrepreneurs include the founders of Digg, Imageshack and the Mozilla Firefox Project to name a few.

The list below contains just 10 of the youngest Internet Entrepreneurs to create millions out of a single idea. Enjoy:

#10 Greg Tseng and Johann Schleier-Smith

Greg Tseng and Johann Schleier-Smith Tagged Inc. co-founded

Age: 30 years old
Project: Tagged
Wealth: $45 million

Tagged Inc. was co-founded by Harvard graduates and entrepreneurs Greg Tseng and Johann Schleier-Smith. Tagged.com was launched in October 2004 by Tagged Inc. and is privately owned.Tagged. com is a social networking site founded in 2004. Tagged is the subject of numerous customer complaints for sending deceptive bulk mail and is regarded as a phishing and spamming site and an “E-mail scam” by consumer anti-fraud advocates. It is headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States

#9 Jake Nickell

Threadless Co-founders Jake Nickell

Age: 30 years old
Project: Threadless
Wealth: $50 million

Threadless is a community-centered online apparel store run by skinnyCorp of Chicago, Illinois, since 2000. Co-founders Jake Nickell and Jacob DeHart started the company with $1,000 in seed money after entering an Internet t-shirt design contest.

Members of the Threadless community submit t-shirt designs online; the designs are then put to a public vote. A small percentage of submitted designs are selected for printing and sold through an online store. Creators of the winning designs receive a prize of cash and store credit.

#8 Alexander Levin

ImageShack Co.founder Alexander Levin

Age: 25 years old
Project: ImageShack
Wealth: $56 million

ImageShack is an image hosting website on the Internet. ImageShack has a subscription service, but the majority of their revenue is produced from advertising related to their free image hosting. The imageshack.us Alexa ranking as of September 25, 2007 is one of the top 40’s. According to Nielsen//NetRatings , ImageShack was the fourth fastest growing web brand in July, 2006.

#7 John Vechey

PopCap Games Co-founder John Vechey

Age: 30 years old
Project: PopCap Games
Wealth: $60 million

PopCap Games is a leading American casual game developer and publisher, based in Seattle, Washington, United States. It was founded in 2000 by John Vechey, Brian Fiete and Jason Kapalka, and currently employs more than 180 people. Most of Popcap’s games can be played free in a limited form, with the full version available for a fee.

PopCap’s flagship title Bejeweled has sold more than 25 million units across all major platforms. PopCap games are available for Web, PC and Mac, Xbox, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, cell-phones, PDAs, iPod Classic, iPhone/Touch and other mobile devices.

#6 Angelo Sotira

DeviantArt Co-founder Angelo Sotira

Age: 28 years old
Project: DeviantART
Wealth: $75 million

DeviantArt (official typeset as deviantART; commonly abbreviated as dA) is an American online community with worldwide appeal showcasing various forms of user-made artwork. It was first launched on August 7, 2000 by Scott Jarkoff, Matthew Stephens, Angelo Sotira and others. DeviantArt, Inc. is headquartered in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California, United States. As of May 2009[update] the site consists of over 10 million members, over 81 million submissions, and receives around 105,000 submissions per day. The domain deviantart.com attracted at least 36 million visitors annually by 2008 according to a Compete.com study.

DeviantArt aims to provide a place for any artist to exhibit and discuss works. Works are organized in a comprehensive category structure, including photography, digital art, traditional art, literature, Flash, filmmaking, skins for applications and others, along with extensive downloadable resources such as tutorials and stock photography. “Fella,” a small robotic cat character, is the official DeviantArt mascot.

#5 Andrew Michael

Fast Hosts founder Andrew Michael

Age: 31 years old
Project: Fast Hosts
Wealth: $110 million

#4 Blake Ross and David Hyatt

Mozilla firefox project by Dave Hyatt and Blake Ross.Age: 24 years old
Project: Mozilla
Wealth: $120 million

Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite and managed by Mozilla Corporation. Firefox has 22.98% of the recorded usage share of web browsers as of August 2009[update] , making it the second most popular browser in terms of current use worldwide after Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, which has 66.97%.

To display web pages, Firefox uses the Gecko layout engine, which implements most current web standards in addition to several features which are intended to anticipate likely additions to the standards.

Latest Firefox features include tabbed browsing, spell checking, incremental find, live bookmarking, a download manager, private browsing, location-aware browsing (aka “geolocation”) based exclusively on a Google service and an integrated search system that uses Google by default in most localizations. Functions can be added through add-ons, created by third-party developers, of which there is a wide selection, a feature that has attracted many of Firefox’s users.

Firefox runs on various versions of Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Linux, and many other Unix-like operating systems. Its current stable release is version 3.5.3, released on September 9, 2009[update] . Firefox’s source code is free software, released under a tri-license GNU GPL/GNU LGPL/MPL

#3 Chad Hurley

Chad Hurley co-founder and Chief Executive Officer youtube

Age: 33 years old
Project: YouTube
Wealth: $300 million

Chad Meredith Hurley (born 1976) is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the popular San Bruno, California-based video sharing website YouTube. In June 2006, he was voted 28th on Business 2.0’s “50 People Who Matter Now” list. In October 2006 he sold YouTube for $1.65 billion to Google.

Hurley worked in eBay’s PayPal division—one of his tasks involved designing the original PayPal logo before starting YouTube with fellow PayPal colleagues Steve Chen and Jawed Karim.

Hurley is a user interface expert and was primarily responsible for the tagging and video sharing aspects of YouTube

#2 Andrew Gower

Andrew Christopher Gower is a British games developer and co-founder of Jagex Ltd

Age: 29 years old
Project: Runescape
Wealth: $650 million

Andrew Christopher Gower (born 2 December 1978) is a British games developer and co-founder of Jagex Ltd, the company he founded with Paul Gower and Constant Tedder. He is noted for writing MMORPG RuneScape, with the assistance of his brother, Paul Gower and also a lead developer.

Jagex Games Studio (or Jagex Ltd./Jagex Software/JAGeX) is a producer of online computer games based in Cambridge, UK. It is best known for the three versions of its RuneScape MMO, as well as for having produced the FunOrb games site and developing the ‘to be released’ MechScape MMO. Jagex has over 350 employees, with all content development, management, and customer support provided ‘in house’.

The company produces games exclusively written using the Java language, its name standing for “JAva Gaming EXperts”. It has received a number of awards for its achievements and is one of the highest profile developers in the UK.

#1 Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg Facebook Founder

Age: 25 years old
Project: Facebook
Wealth: $700 million

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American computer programmer and entrepreneur. As a Harvard student, he created the online social website Facebook with fellow computer science major students and his roommates Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. Facebook is a social networking site popular worldwide. Zuckerberg serves as Facebook’s CEO. He has been the subject of controversy for the origins of his business and his wealth.

Time Magazine added Zuckerberg as one of The World’s Most Influential People of 2008. He fell under the Scientists & Thinkers category for his web phenomenon, Facebook, and ranked 52 out of 101 people

  • http://www.itstime2shapethingsup.blogspot.com Rohan

    Please check the following content

    “Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American computer programmer and entrepreneur.

    Mark Elliot Zuckerberg Facebook Founder

    Age: 23 years old
    Project: Facebook
    Wealth: $700 million ”

    Does the age fits in properly? How old is Mark? 😉

    Cheers
    Rohan

    • Miguel

      Mark Got 17,5 Billion

  • Josh

    Hey Rohan,

    Kinda obvious that I should have Mark’s age spot on considering he was born the same year as me…

    Proof reading: 1
    Josh: 0

    Thanks for pointing out the type-o!

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    Hey I love this article. It goes to show that it is possible to make something of yourself on your own terms. I was wondering if we could link up our blogs?
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  • http://www.gamerflex.com Austin Check

    Outstanding article. I thank you for posting it. Keep up the great site.

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    keep it up man :)

  • Anurag Singh

    Rohan, we came here to read the excellent story on internet millionaires not for checking typos, i think you will make a good proof reader but i am not sure if that profession will ever have you listed here 😉

  • http://www.crawfordcreative.com Monica Perkins

    Great article … but where are the girls? It would be interesting to find out who the top 10 female internet millionaires are, if there are any.

    • http://www.joshroa.com/ Josh

      There definitely are. And thanks for naming my next list, it’s been waaay too long :)

  • Marcus Anthony Burks

    I have an idea for a website that I believe will be very lucrative and innovative, I just do not know where to start. If I had a partner I believe my idea will be tangible,the site would involve online gaming if you are interested in helping me by advice or partnership please contact me.

    • http://www.joshroa.com/ Josh

      How does 10 minutes right now, over Skype, work for you?

  • http://inworkingprogress Amanda Moye

    Hi Josh
    In south africa its kinda hard to make cash from the internet but i have an idea or two but am confused on how exactly you make money from having a site?

    • http://www.joshroa.com Josh

      Hey Amanda,

      Let me know if the info I sent proved to be of any worth : ) Good luck!

  • http://Lawrencewheeler.com Lawrence

    Wow its completely amazing how millionaires were created from all these different trends. This was a really good article keep up the good work.

    • http://www.joshroa.com Josh

      Thanks Lawrence,

      I find it great as a motivator for taking massive action rather than continuing with the daily routine.

      I gaurantee that there’s at least one million dollar idea lying within you too if you just help it to get to the surface : )

  • Cameron

    Hey Josh,

    Stumbled upon your work yesterday in iTunes and have been listening and reading ever since, truly inspiring and fascinating. It’s given me the kick in the ass I need to have a serious look at some of the domains I have and consider ways to make them start earning me money, instead of just costing me renewal fees every few years.

    I’m hoping that I’ll find something in your interviews that will spark that genius idea inside me and set me on the right track. Your interview with John Jonas was a major step in that direction, but I’m lacking that solid business concept… What do you suggest I do to explore ideas?

    Thanks for the quality content, you’re an awesome interviewer and an inspiration.

  • http://www.joshroa.com Josh

    Hi Cameron,

    Thanks for the support and I’m thrilled to know that you’ve found value in the interviews. It’s been an honor to meet a lot of these guys and so you know, there are more to come. One guy in particular, Josh Boxer, has been showing me how to launch a number of internal tools I had my workers use, to speed up their workflow. He’s someone you’ll want to listen to as creating products are more intuitive than many would think (trust me).l

    Another guy you’ll probably know is joseph Archibald who shares his strategies for ranking sites in the Top 3 position in Google. He’s credited for Pat Flynn’s backlinking strategy over at SmartPassiveIncome.com and is an awesome guy to talk with.

    Both of these guys will be sharing how they do what they do in January. I’ve also got another interview with a super-affiliate, Mark Ling, which I’m amped about so definitely stay tuned.

    Seems you’ve already got your fingers in a number of pies but may only be lacking an appropriate and supportive “kick in the ass”. :) Pardon the french but we are people of little time looking to take action, are we not?!

    Drop me an email via the contact page and we can set up a Skype session if you’re serious about taking action. Let me know :)

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    Hi Josh,

    I am 17 and currently working on developing an unique e-commerce website allowing producers to sell eco-friendly and fair trade goods online in my native New Zealand.

    would you be willing to help me out with business mentoring and advice?

    thanks, Joel

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