Kiowa Kavovit
7 / Los Angeles


Kiowa’s patent-pending product Boo Boo Goo scored $100,000 in funding on Shark Tank. Her father, an inventor and actor (formerly on As the World Turns), helped connect her with investors and scientists.

Photograph by Jeffery Salter for Bloomberg Businessweek

Kiowa Kavovit
7 / Los Angeles


Kiowa’s patent-pending product Boo Boo Goo scored $100,000 in funding on Shark Tank. Her father, an inventor and actor (formerly on As the World Turns), helped connect her with investors and scientists.

Photograph by Jeffery Salter for Bloomberg Businessweek

Young Money: Seven Successful Entrepreneurs Under Age 17

Boo Boo Goo
Boo Boo Goo

Kiowa Kavovit
7 / Los Angeles


Kiowa’s patent-pending product Boo Boo Goo scored $100,000 in funding on Shark Tank. Her father, an inventor and actor (formerly on As the World Turns), helped connect her with investors and scientists.

Photograph by Jeffery Salter for Bloomberg Businessweek
Mo’s Bows
Mo’s Bows

Moziah Bridges
12 / Memphis


Since founding Mo’s Bows in 2011 with the help of his grandma’s sewing machine, Mo has sold about 5,000 bow ties, earning about $90,000. He names each design. Pictured here: Red Bold Gingham, $40.

Photograph by Josh Anderson for Bloomberg Busienssweek
Author
Author

Adora Svitak
16 / Redmond, Wash.


At 7, Adora published Flying Fingers, a book for children and parents that’s sold more than 10,000 copies. She campaigns for feminist issues and education reform and has given talks at Google, the United Nations, and ideas festivals.

Photograph by Jose Mandojana for Bloomberg Businessweek
ManCans
ManCans

Hart Main
16 / Marysville, Ohio


At 13, Hart wanted to buy a bike for a kids’ triathlon. Investing money from his paper route, he started ManCans, a purveyor of candles with manly scents such as Bacon and Dirt. Last year he sold $260,000 worth.

Photograph by Greg Ruffing for Bloomberg Businessweek
FishFlops
FishFlops

Madison Robinson
16 / Cypress, Tex.

After years of bugging her dad, Madison persuaded him to help produce FishFlops samples, investing $900. Her company now sells internationally, with annual revenue of more than $1 million. Her new clothing line is sold at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Photograph by Jennifer Boomer for Bloombeg Businessweek
tTables
tTables

Tanmay Bakshi
10 / Brampton, Ont.


Tanmay, who’s been programming since kindergarten, last year created tTables, a math app that’s been downloaded from Apple’s App Store almost 6,000 times. He’s now fielding requests from companies looking to hire him.

Photograph by Daniel Ehrenworth for Bloomberg Businessweek
Mobile Apps
Mobile Apps

Thomas Suarez
14 / Los Angeles


Thomas has developed more than 20 iOS apps, 9 Android apps, and 3 Google Glass apps. His 2011 TEDx talk on kids teaching kids to program has been viewed more than 3 million times.

Photograph by Emily Shur for Bloomberg businessweek