World's Youngest CEO Is Eight-Years Old

By Meera Dolasia on November 25, 2011

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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!

Resources: worldrecordsacademy.org.

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  • horseluver
    horseluverSaturday, November 26, 2011 at 1:47 pm
    that is way amazing!! wish i could do that!
    • COOLDOLPHINGIRL47Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 12:48 pm
      smart kid he will go far in life
      • dimon10272
        dimon10272Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 12:18 pm
        Soo I could be a CEO? I want to run a chocolate company ! Yummy :-)
        • teacher_2641
          mide dunniSaturday, November 26, 2011 at 11:25 am
          cool cool and even more cool!
          • teacher_2641
            mide dunniSaturday, November 26, 2011 at 11:24 am
            i wan to be marble king!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it would be so cool! i would love it so haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
            • silverwarrior
              silverwarriorSaturday, November 26, 2011 at 9:05 am
              As i said this world is getting weirder and weirder marbles really? they should have done something else that is more intresting not about marbles and a boy i mean how is that educatinal seriously IDOGO yuou are going from one of the educatinal websites to one of the most riduclas websites!!!! I mean that from the top of my heart XD
              • cookieSaturday, November 26, 2011 at 8:42 am
                Did the eight year old drop out of school
                • cookieSaturday, November 26, 2011 at 8:36 am
                  I wish I owned a wwbsite. This is so cool. Maybe is should to buy some.
                  • CaraSaturday, November 26, 2011 at 7:25 am
                    I would love to be a CEO!!!
                    • KooliegirlSaturday, November 26, 2011 at 5:52 am
                      Did he even finish school? I hope they didn't just pull him out!

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