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    Internet has proved to be a good place of investment for many entrepreneurs, youngand old. Some of the young entrepreneurs have earned huge success in their projects

    and have become millionaires at an early age.This list includes 10 such young entrepreneurs who have become millionaires on the


    10) Greg Tseng and Johann Schleier-Smith

    Greg Tseng and Johann Schleier-Smith Tagged Inc. co-foundedAge: 28 years oldProject: Tagged

    Wealth: $45 millionTagged Inc. was co-founded by Harvard graduates and entrepreneurs Greg Tseng and

    Johann Schleier-Smith. was launched in October 2004 by Tagged Inc.and is privately is a social networking site founded in 2004.Tagged is the subject of numerous customer complaints for sending deceptive bulk

    mail and is regarded as a phishing and spamming site and an "E-mail scam" byconsumer anti-fraud advocates. It is headquartered in San Francisco, California,

    United States

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    9 Jake Nickell

    Threadless Co-founders Jake NickellAge: 28 years old

    Project: ThreadlessWealth: $50 million

    Threadless is a community-centered online apparel store run by skinnyCorp ofChicago, Illinois, since 2000. Co-founders Jake Nickell and Jacob DeHart started thecompany with $1,000 in seed money after entering an Internet t-shirt design contest.Members of the Threadless community submit t-shirt designs online; the designs are

    then put to a public vote. A small percentage of submitted designs are selected forprinting and sold through an online store. Creators of the winning designs receive a

    prize of cash and store credit..

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    8 Alexander Levin

    ImageShack Co.founder Alexander Levin

    Age: 23 years old

    Project: ImageShackWealth: $56 million

    ImageShack is an image hosting website on the Internet. ImageShack has asubscription service, but the majority of their revenue is produced from advertising

    related to their free image hosting. The Alexa ranking as of September25, 2007 is one of the top 40's. According to Nielsen//NetRatings, ImageShack was

    the fourth fastest growing web brand in July, 2006.

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    7 John Vechey

    PopCap Games Co-founder John Vechey

    Age: 28 years oldProject: PopCap Games

    Wealth: $60 millionPopCap Games is a leading American casual game developer and publisher, based inSeattle, Washington, United States. It was founded in 2000 by John Vechey, Brian

    Fiete and Jason Kapalka, and currently employs more than 180 people. Most ofPopcap's games can be played free in a limited form, with the full version available

    for a fee.PopCaps flagship title Bejeweled has sold more than 25 million units across all major

    platforms. PopCap games are available for Web, PC and Mac, Xbox, Xbox 360,PlayStation 3, cell-phones, PDAs, iPod Classic, iPhone/Touch and other mobile


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    6) Angelo Sotira

    DeviantArt Co-founder Angelo Sotira

    Age: 26 years oldProject: DeviantARTWealth: $75 million

    DeviantArt (official typeset as deviantART; commonly abbreviated as dA) is anAmerican online community with worldwide appeal showcasing various forms of

    user-made artwork. It was first launched on August 7, 2000 by Scott Jarkoff, MatthewStephens, Angelo Sotira and others. DeviantArt, Inc. is headquartered in the

    Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California, United States. As of May 2009[update]the site consists of over 10 million members, over 81 million submissions, and

    receives around 105,000 submissions per day. The domain attracted atleast 36 million visitors annually by 2008 according to a study.

    DeviantArt aims to provide a place for any artist to exhibit and discuss works. Worksare organized in a comprehensive category structure, including photography, digitalart, traditional art, literature, Flash, filmmaking, skins for applications and others,

    along with extensive downloadable resources such as tutorials and stock photography."Fella," a small robotic cat character, is the official DeviantArt mascot.

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    5) Andrew Michael

    Fast Hosts founder Andrew Michael

    Age: 29 years oldProject: Fast Hosts

    Wealth: $110 million

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    4) Blake Ross and David Hyatt

    Mozilla firefox project by Dave Hyatt and Blake Ross.

    Age: 22 years oldProject: Mozilla

    Wealth: $120 millionMozilla Firefox is a free and open source web browser descended from the MozillaApplication Suite and managed by Mozilla Corporation. Firefox has 22.98% of the

    recorded usage share of web browsers as of August 2009[update], making it thesecond most popular browser in terms of current use worldwide after Microsoft's

    Internet Explorer, which has 66.97%.To display web pages, Firefox uses the Gecko layout engine, which implements mostcurrent web standards in addition to several features which are intended to anticipate

    likely additions to the standards.Latest Firefox features include tabbed browsing, spell checking, incremental find, livebookmarking, a download manager, private browsing, location-aware browsing (aka"geolocation") based exclusively on a Google service and an integrated search system

    that uses Google by default in most localizations. Functions can be added throughadd-ons, created by third-party developers, of which there is a wide selection, a

    feature that has attracted many of Firefox's users.Firefox runs on various versions of Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Linux, and manyother Unix-like operating systems. Its current stable release is version 3.5.3, released

    on September 9, 2009[update]. Firefox's source code is free software, released under atri-license GNU GPL/GNU LGPL/MPL

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    3) Chad Hurley

    Chad Hurley co-founder and Chief Executive Officer youtube

    Age: 30 years oldProject: YouTube

    Wealth: $300 million

    Chad Meredith Hurley (born 1976) is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer ofthe popular San Bruno, California-based video sharing website YouTube. In June2006, he was voted 28th on Business 2.0's "50 People Who Matter Now" list. In

    October 2006 he sold YouTube for $1.65 billion to Google.Hurley worked in eBay's PayPal divisionone of his tasks involved designing theoriginal PayPal logo before starting YouTube with fellow PayPal colleagues Steve

    Chen and Jawed Karim.Hurley is a user interface expert and was primarily responsible for the tagging and

    video sharing aspects of YouTube

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    2) Andrew Gower

    Andrew Christopher Gower is a British games developer and co-founder of

    Jagex LtdAge: 28 years oldProject: Runescape

    Wealth: $650 millionAndrew Christopher Gower (born 2 December 1978) is a British games developer and

    co-founder of Jagex Ltd, the company he founded with Paul Gower and ConstantTedder. He is noted for writing MMORPG RuneScape, with the assistance of his

    brother, Paul Gower and also a lead developer.Jagex Games Studio (or Jagex Ltd./Jagex Software/JAGeX) is a producer of online

    computer games based in Cambridge, UK. It is best known for the three versions of its

    RuneScape MMO, as well as for having produced the FunOrb games site anddeveloping the 'to be released' MechScape MMO. Jagex has over 350 employees, with

    all content development, management, and customer support provided 'in house'.The company produces games exclusively written using the Java language, its name

    standing for "JAva Gaming EXperts". It has received a number of awards for itsachievements and is one of the highest profile developers in the UK.

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    1) Mark Zuckerberg

    Mark Elliot Zuckerberg Facebook FounderAge: 23 years oldProject: Facebook

    Wealth: $700 million

    Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American computer programmerand entrepreneur. As a Harvard student, he created the online social website Facebook

    with fellow computer science major students and his roommates Dustin Moskovitzand Chris Hughes. Facebook is a social networking site popular worldwide.

    Zuckerberg serves as Facebook's CEO. He has been the subject of controversy for theorigins of his business and his wealth.

    Time Magazine added Zuckerberg as one of The World's Most Influential People of2008. He fell under the Scientists & Thinkers category for his web phenomenon,

    Facebook, and ranked 52 out of 101 people.