At only 18 years old, Eileen Gu is dominating headlines after becoming the youngest gold medalist in freeskiing at the 2022 Winter Olympics. But with the recent monster impact of inspirational teenagers, Eileen is in good company.
Earlier last week, Eileen Gu nailed a double cork 1620 on her first ever try and took home the gold medal for China in the women’s big air freestyle skiing event. But this is just the latest win in a long string of massive action steps that Gu has been taking in years of competitive sports.
However, she’s far from alone on the podium of successful teenagers that are crushing it across industries.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the most influential teens in business and culture — and how they’re making history.
Eileen Gu: “We are all out here together pushing the human limit.”
What happens when you consistently focus all your time, energy, and attention on achieving greatness?
You break records, win gold medals, and empower an entire generation.
The keyword here is consistency. Eileen Gu, now age 18, has dedicated the last three years to aggressively competing and winning skiing competitions.
And all of this while thriving as a fashion model and Stanford University student.
Langston Whitlock, one of the youngest Forbes 30 Under 30
Teenage tech star Langston Whitlock has an extensive list of achievements to his name:
- Coding his first messaging app at merely 12 years old.
- Building a multi-million-dollar healthcare ride-sharing app.
- Becoming one of the youngest names to land on the coveted Forbes 30 under 30 list.
The teenage CIO (Chief Information Officer) and co-founder of SAFETRIP is changing lives. And it’s all in his mindset.
In an interview with Ventured.com, Whitlock describes the roots of his ambition. “My mom has worked since I was little, and my goal is for her to have her ultimate happiness. So whatever it takes, that’s what I’m gonna do.”
This very “whatever it takes” mentality will continue to push him towards continuous excellence throughout his adult years.
Kieron Williamson, “Mini Monet” millionaire watercolor artist
Before even reaching a double-digit age, child art prodigy Kieron Williamson was selling out entire galleries of work.
Ever since he started painting at the age of 5, his thirst for knowledge has propelled him to greatness.
“Kieron wanted to know the technicalities of art and how to put a painting together,” Kieron’s mother, Michelle Williamson, described in an interview with The Guardian. And that’s what set him apart from the very beginning.
The young watercolor artist was quickly nicknamed “Mini Monet” by the media, and his empire has only expanded since.
Now in his late teens, Williamson has made more than $4 million from his artwork.
Mikaila Ulmer, CEO of best-selling lemonade business
All it takes is a big dream to start.
Follow it up with 10X thinking and 10X actions, and it results in becoming an insanely successful entrepreneur before you even reach your teens.
This is the story of Mikaila Ulmer, the CEO of Me & The Bees Lemonade. What began as a lemonade stand in Texas transformed into a multi-billion-dollar business.
After securing a Shark Tank investment, speaking at summits, and creating a nationwide legacy, her lemonade is now sold in more than 1,500 stores across the United States.
So, what do Eileen Gu and other chart-topping teenagers have in common?
From Eileen Gu to successful teenage entrepreneurs, artists, and athletes, there’s one common theme.
Massive dreams, massive goals, massive action.
And that’s exactly what our focus is at 10X Kids University. Our team is committed to educating the young generation through financial literacy, goal-setting, and unstoppable confidence.
To support your children and teens in their journey to success, enroll them in 10X Kids University today.
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