Desmond Is Amazing's motto is "be yourself always."
At just 11 years old, Desmond Napoles, aka Desmond Is Amazing, is a drag superstar and an LGBTQ activist from New York City. RuPaul once called him "the future of America," and Desmond takes the title seriously — after all, it came from his original inspiration for doing drag.
Grade-schooler Kheris Rogers and her sister Taylor Pollard launched a clothing line to combat racism and they started it in their mom's Los Angeles garage.
Kheris Rogers, 11, and her sister Taylor Pollard, 23, launched Flexin’ In My Complexion together. They’re co-CEOs.
After years of being bullied for the color of her skin, Kheris Rogers teamed up with older sister Taylor Pollard to build the clothing line Flexin' In My Complexion. The company earned $100,000 in its first year of business and catapulted into an empowerment movement.
Cole Mattox started North Tabor Capital when he was a junior in high school. In the fall, he's headed to University of Pennsylvania.
Cole Mattox launched North Tabor Capital when he was a junior in high school. Now, Maddox is 18 and headed to University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business undergraduate program in the fall. He can’t specify exactly who his clients are or how much they invested for legal and privacy reasons, but he says he has more than one and fewer than five clients in his hedge fund. He has over six figures in assets under management.
"I welcome all the pressure."
Flynn McGarry, 19, is the chef at Gem on New York's Lower East Side. Having been celebrated in the culinary world since he was 12, McGarry is now working to shed the "kid chef" label with his first permanent fine dining restaurant.
The child art prodigy has raked in about $35,000 in art sales.
The child art prodigy has raked in about $35,000 in art sales since she started selling her work at 9.
Kyle Jackson plays with other pro gamers in between school and his 9 p.m. curfew.
Jonah Reider, once known as Columbia’s “dorm room chef,” is now running exclusive NYC supper club, Pith, where tickets sells out within minutes. The self-taught chef has cooked for musicians, actors, corporations and wealthy private individuals.
When Jonah Reider started the Pith supper club in his Columbia University dorm room, he drew rave Yelp reviews, nationwide media attention and a wait list of over 4,000 people. Now, two years after graduating college, Reider continues to host the $95-per-person dinners in a posh Brooklyn townhouse.