Sunday, April 24, 2011
Ever since, he's been go, go, GO - always thinking of ways to make more money.
It wasn't until 3 years later that he started making $50,000 a year selling beanie-babies online. When he was 15, his business started generating sums of $15,000 a day. He made his first million before graduating from high school.
And became an instant hit.
Johnson traveled to Tokyo at age 15 to advise a large corporation where he soon became a celebrity. A mob of cameras swarmed and started taking pictures of the young entrepreneur once his flight landed.
Since then, he's been recognized on the streets of Tokyo and was even in one of his college textbooks. It was then that he decided to drop out of college and pursue his career as an entrepreneur.
"If I'm really going to be in a classroom for four years, look at the lost opportunities I'd have in the real world." He explained.
Since then, Johnson has published his first book (You Call The Shots) which has become a reading requirement in Virginia Tech business classes. He's now working to help motivate kids in education and financial literacy.
If a 12 year-old kid can make $50,000 a year selling beanie-babies, anything is possible. Go after your dreams.
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