Leanna Archer has achieved fame money and instant stardom at the grand age of 13. This young entrepreneur has already rang the opening bell for NASDAQ, been nominated as a star entrepreneur under 30 by top business magazines such as INC and Forbes, and manages a booming all-natural hair products business that manufactures a unique blend of ingredients invented by her family.
“I don’t want people to think that I’m trying to show off,” says the eighth-grader. She develops and mixes each of her products and tracks orders and customer correspondence. Her parents and two brothers assist in bookkeeping, packaging, and product testing. The company sells its shampoos, conditioners, shea butter, and other products in stores and online. She generated an estimated $100,000 in revenue in 2007, and currently is booked in many motivational seminars for young entrpreneurs. Truly an amazing accomplishment at such a young age.
Does Leanna intend to keep up this momentum into adulthood? When recently asked this question, she told an interviewer that she wanted to go to college to study corporate law. But why would she even need to become a lawyer when she’s already an established brand and successful young entrepreneur. I gues it doesn’t hurt to know how to legally represent your own business instead of hiring someone else.
Update: Apparently she’s still going strong 2 years later in another Leanna Archer article I wrote, and it doesn’t look like she intend to slow down anytime