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The Teen Millionaire Trend: Case Study Ashley Qualls
Scanned by: Marisa Vitols over 10 years ago
Thanks to a now-familiar Web-friendly business model, 17-year-old Ashley Qualls, CEO of, is very much an Internet professional. According to Google Analytics, Whateverlife attracts more than 7 million individuals and 60 million page views a month. In the less than two years since Whateverlife took off, she has dropped out of high school, bought a house, helped launch artists such as Lily Allen, and rejected offers to buy her young company. Although set apart from the others due to a lack of resources and connections, Ashley is a textbook example taken from the recent crop of high-profile teen entrepreneurs. A couple of these include Catherine Cook, 17, of and Ben Casnocha, 19, of software company Comcate and author of memoir "My Start-Up Life." Ashley is evidence of the meritocracy on the Internet that allows even companies run by neophyte entrepreneurs to compete, regardless of funding, location, size, or experience--and she's a reminder that ingenuity is ageless.
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