Meanwhile, when Mintz started high school in 2014, she decided to take a backseat in her business to focus on her education. As a result, she hired an experienced CEO to run Nannies by Noa day-to-day, along with two other staff members. In 2016 Mintz told Fortune of her pride in her position as top dog of the company. She said, “The best part by far is the fact that I am a job creator and have been able to get so many people employed.”
Another adolescent making waves in the business world is Mikaila Ulmer. Amazingly, when she was just 11 years old, the Texas-native secured an $11 million deal with Whole Foods to sell her Me & the Bees lemonade. Ulmer started making the drink aged just four, using her great grandmother’s recipe as inspiration.
The success of Me & the Bees isn’t only making Ulmer rich, it’s also helping the planet. That’s because some of its profits go to organizations that are helping to support declining honey bee populations. In the next 20 years, Ulmer told Fortune, she hopes to “have saved the bees and found a new problem to solve.”