With a mere $500 in his pocket, Sean Belnick started a small online shop selling small items, including trading cards, when he was just 14.
He then turned his hand to furniture, and founded the Internet site, BizChair.com, selling stock from home. At the time his stepfather was a furniture manufacturer and he picked up on the fact that many consumers wanted good delivered to their homes. He was worth a whopping $24 million by the time he turned 20.
By the time he was 25 years old, US software engineer, Blake Ross had managed to rake up a fortune of more than $150 million. His product, Mozilla Firefox, of which he was a co-founder, is today one of the top web browsers and is used around the world.
Prior to working on Firefox, Ross has worked for Netscape that, of course, was one of the Internet’s earliest and best known web browsers. Although it is still used, Netscape pales in comparison to the likes of Firefox.