Is it our imagination or are kids getting smarter by the minute? First there was 12-year-old tech prodigy, Thomas Suarez. Now, an eight-year old has just rolled himself into the Guinness Book of Records, as the world's youngest founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a successful Internet company!
Harli Jordean's ascent to fame began at the age of six when he discovered marbles. He became so obsessed with them that his mother nicknamed him Marble King. He would sleep with them and even take them to school to show and trade with friends.
When some older kids took away his entire collection, the young boy appealed to his mother to get him another stash. However, when Tina Jordean tried to order some more off the Internet, she was surprised to find that there really wasn't a central place to buy marbles.
That's when the six-year old's entrepreneurial spirit kicked in and he convinced his mother to set up a website that sold just marbles. Thinking it may be a good way for him to learn about money, his mother obliged and marbleking.co.uk was born!
To her surprise, orders started pouring in and the rest as they say, is history. Today, the young tycoon, who lives in Stoke Newington, London, is so busy fulfilling orders that he has enlisted his mother and two brothers to help out. Like a true entrepreneur, he has widened his selection so that it ranges from ordinary marbles to limited edition solitaire tables that cost over $800 USD.
And, he is not done yet - The young boy, who dreams of having the world's largest marble shop, is now trying to convince his mother to manufacture custom-branded marbles with the Marble King logo. We have a feeling that like all his other ideas, this one too, will be a big success. We just wonder what this brilliant entrepreneur will do when he grows up!