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The First Million Before Age 30

With 15 million people still unemployed in the U.S. and companies being tight on their spending, it’s easy to throw your hands up and say, “But nobody’s hiring!”

The truth is, if no big corporation is hiring, YOU can hire you — Become an entrepreneur. Study different types of business and figure out a niche where you can make money. All it takes is an idea and the drive to take it to market.

And if you think being a small-business owner can’t make you a lot of money, or can’t make you a lot of money fast, we’ve found a few people who may change your mind.

They are the Young Millionaires — Not famous people like rap stars and NBA players, but everyday people who made their first million in their 20s — or their teens! They were busy making their first million while others their age were fetching coffee — or playing with their friends.

Click ahead to read their stories — What their idea was, how they turned it into a business and how they made their first million before they were 30.

By Cindy Perman
Posted 21 Oct 2010

Tune in to CNBC Thursday, Oct 21 at 9pm for “How I Made My Millions.”