Meet 10 Young Digital American Entrepreneurs In Their 20s Creating Buzz Across Industries

Mansi Maheshwari Mansi Maheshwari
Apr 15, 2022 9 min read
Meet 10 Young Digital American Entrepreneurs In Their 20s Creating Buzz Across Industries

In only a few years, these 20 something digital entrepreneurs have created some of the fastest-growing and most interesting companies in the United States, ranging from social media to moving boxes. Even more impressive is how the big tech boys turned some down before they found success elsewhere. These top Top Young Digital Entrepreneurs are the names you need to know – because, in the next 10 years, they will dominate. Here are 10 young digital entrepreneurs who have made a name for themselves in different industries, from tech to fashion to entertainment.

  1. Justin Bieber
  2. Kylie Jenner
  3. Evan Spiegel
  4. Natalie Franke
  5. Josh Buckley
  6. Joey Graceffa
  7. Connor Blakley
  8. Logan Paul
  9. Juliet Brindak
  10. Marques Brownlee

Justin Bieber

Age: 28
Profession: Singer-songwriter and Entrepreneur

Bieber dropped out of high school to pursue music. Instead, he had a meteoric rise β€” in less than a dozen years, he has sold over 150 million records, won multiple Grammy awards, and achieved platinum status for seven of his albums.

Canadian Singer has created an online empire with a social media following of nearly 250 million fans across his channels. He has also been a regular on celebrity lists of the world's highest-paid celebrities.

In 2015, Biebs teamed up with venture capitalist Scooter Braun to launch the entertainment company Shots Studios, which houses digital brands like Shots and Wild' N Out. The company has raised over $80 million in funding from investors like Amazon's Jeff Bezos and Fidelity.

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Kylie Jenner

Age: 24
Profession: Founder of Kylie Cosmetics

Who doesn't know Kylie Jenner? The super famous and most followed celebrity on Instagram after Cristiano Ronaldo. Kylie Cosmetics was launched in 2015 and was one of the first digital-only brands to make a splash. Jenner began by live-streaming herself applying makeup and sharing the process with her fans on social media. Since then, the brand has gone from strength to strength, selling almost $200 million worth of products in its first year.

Even though Jenner is now among the world's richest people, she still works closely with her team to develop new products and create an immersive brand experience for consumers. In addition, she regularly shares videos on YouTube showing fans how to use her products and posts content featuring her favourite shades.


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Evan Spiegel

Age: 29
Profession: Co-founder and CEO of Snap Inc.

Evan Spiegel is the CEO of Snap Inc., which he co-founded in 2011 with Bobby Murphy and Reggie Brown. The 29-year-old is one of the only a few self-made billionaire in the world.

Before he was 20, Spiegel had already dropped out of a prestigious Stanford design program to co-found Snapchat. He reportedly turned down a buyout offer from Facebook in 2013 for $3 billion, which has helped him earn an estimated net worth of $4 billion. In 2017, Snap went public with an initial public offering (IPO) that valued the company at more than $30 billion.

Snapchat has been credited with making many popular features that other social media apps have since copied β€” like Stories, filters, and face-swapping. However, it's also known for its controversial content policies β€” its NSFW search function allows users to find photos posted by adult entertainers who use the platform to share their work.

Natalie Franke

Age: 29
Profession: Founder of Rising Tide Society

Natalie Franke is the co-founder of Rising Tide Society, a global community of creative entrepreneurs. With over 200 chapters and 35,000 members in 22 countries, Rising Tide Society is one of the fastest-growing entrepreneurial communities globally.

Rising Tide Society hosts monthly meet-ups called Tuesdays Together worldwide to help creatives grow their businesses. The Rising Tide Society is a startup incubator that organizes meet-ups to educate startups on business strategy, in addition to producing content on its blog, podcast, and weekly newsletter.

Additionally, Natalie is the How I Built It Podcast host who shares stories from entrepreneurs who have built successful businesses.

Josh Buckley

Age: 30
Profession: Founder of MinoMonsters

After a stint heading up business development for Myspace Games and an MBA from Stanford University, Josh Buckley was ready to take on his venture. The result: MinoMonsters, a wildly popular app that allows users to collect monsters and play with other users worldwide. The company is now valued at $50 million.

MinoMonsters is a mobile gaming company that creates and publishes original games for the iPhone and iPad.

Buckley founded the company in 2007 and launched its first game, "MinoMonsters," in January 2012. Its second game, "MinoQuest," was released in April 2013. The game is a mobile app that features cartoon monster characters that players can catch, train, and battle. Buckley has since sold the company to SingTel Innov8 -- one of Asia's largest venture capital firms -- for an undisclosed amount of funding which he will use towards creating more games.

Joey Graceffa

Age: 30
Profession: Content Creator

When you look up the word "entrepreneur" in the dictionary, it usually contains a photo of Joey Graceffa. The 30-year-old has been building businesses since he was 9 years old and selling lemonade on the sidewalk. Graceffa moved to Los Angeles and started a YouTube channel after graduating from high school.

Fast-forward ten years, and he has more than 9 million subscribers on his Youtube channel, 2 million followers on Instagram, 1 million Twitter followers and more than 1.3 million Facebook fans β€” all of which he used to build an empire as a content creator.

Named one of Variety magazine's "Top 10 Digital Stars" of 2017, Graceffa's list of accolades is impressive. He starred in the YouTube Red original movie "Escape the Night," which won a 2017 Streamy Award for Best Ensemble Cast. Also, he won a Teen Choice Award for his role in "The Storyteller"; authored two New York Times bestselling books ("In Real Life" and "Children of Eden"); competed on CBS' primetime reality show "The Amazing Race." In addition, he launched a lifestyle app called Crystal Wolf and launched an accessories line with Hot Topic.

Connor Blakley

Age: 26
Profession: Founder and CEO of Blakely creative

Connor Blakley is a serial entrepreneur from Detroit. Connor Blakley is a young entrepreneur and founder of Blakely and Creators. With over 18,000 followers on Instagram and thousands of visitors to blakelycreative.com, Connor has quickly become a popular name in the influencer marketing space. He's currently in the process of building his 3rd business. His 1st business was a digital marketing agency, and his 2nd was a clothing brand for entrepreneurs.

Connor is committed to helping the next generation of entrepreneurs reach their full potential by consulting and mentoring them as a part of his goals for the years to come. He's created an app called "wildcard" that allows other entrepreneurs to get advice from him for free. He's also creating an accelerator program for young entrepreneurs who are looking to start a business but can't afford to do it alone.

Blakely Creative has been recognized for its work by Forbes, Inc. Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine.

Logan Paul

Age: 27
Profession: Youtuber and Entrepreneur

Logan Paul is a 27-year-old YouTube celebrity with more than 23 million subscribers who recently launched Maverick Apparel, an online clothing store featuring hoodies, T-shirts and accessories that he designs himself.

Paul's popularity is largely due to his posts on Vine. On this social media platform, he has more than 5 million followers on his account and nearly 4 million on the account he runs with his brother Jake Paul (who has nearly 3 million followers of his own). He owns a net worth of $35 Million. Logan has also appeared on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Weird Loners and as a contestant on Dancing With The Stars.

Juliet Brindak

Age: 32
Profession: Social Digital Entrepreneur

Juliet Brindak is a 32-year-old social entrepreneur and the founder of Miss O & Friends LLC, who has been on the young digital entrepreneur's list for years. As an 11-year-old girl, Juliet had the vision to create a website that would empower girls to pursue their passions and inspire each other. Today she is championing the same idea with an innovative platform called MOF (Miss O & Friends), a social networking site created by young girls for young girls.

Currently, there are more than 3 million registered users, ages 6-12, including fun interactive games, quizzes, polls, and blogs. It also offers a content-rich site with original articles on etiquette, manners, anti-bullying strategies, friendship advice, and more. The site also has a network of over 3000 girl bloggers who share their insights on everything from fashion tips to life advice.

Juliet's platform has been featured in top publications like the New York Times. In December 2011, she was named one of Forbes magazine's "30 Under 30" movers and shakers in media for 2012.

Marques Brownlee

Age: 28
Profession: Youtuber and Tech Guru

When he uploaded his first YouTube video, Marques Brownlee was a 14-year-old high school freshman. A review of the BlackBerry Bold was a simple clip that showcased his love for gadgets and electronics and his knack for explaining them in a way that anyone could understand.

With more than 15.5 million YouTube subscribers, Brownlee is now one of the world's most popular technology reviewers. But that's not all he does. His company MKBHD is a full-blown media outfit focused on creating content about the latest tech news and gadgets and how to make the most of them β€” from mobile devices to smart home products to gaming gear and beyond.

Brownlee has also used his YouTube channel to feature some of the biggest names in tech, including Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

In addition to reviewing products and interviewing tech leaders, Brownlee has also interviewed some of music's biggest stars, including Travis Scott and Post Malone.

The list is long, and it has many names on it. Joseph Quan, Twine Tiana Tenet, The Culinistas; Zachariah Reitano, Ro; Brandon Bryant, Harlem Capital Partners; Ahmed Beshry, Caper, Halie Chavez, other young entrepreneurs from different industries are paving the way for people like us who dare to dream and work for it.

Conclusion

Business is changing, and the way we do business is also changing. You've probably heard of some of the names on our list of young entrepreneurs in the US. Hopefully, you also got surprised by some of the others. Today, entrepreneurs have never had a better chance to succeed. To do so, though, they'll have to be creative, hard-working, and above all else-daring. These young digital entrepreneurs in their 20s are leading the way into uncharted territory and, in doing so, creating an entirely new world where there has only been one way to do things. It's amazing how much impact these young digital entrepreneurs have had on the industry, and it's also inspiring to see what they accomplished so early in their careers. We fully expect that many will continue to make waves for years.

FAQs

Who are the successful Young Digital Entrepreneurs in the US?

Young Digital entrepreneurs in the US are:

  • Justin Bieber
  • Kylie Jenner
  • Evan Spiegel
  • Natalie Franke
  • Josh Buckley
  • Joey Graceffa
  • Connor Blakley
  • Logan Paul
  • Juliet Brindak
  • Marques Brownlee

Who is youngest digital entrepreneur in India?

Jeevan Tiwari is India's youngest digital entrepreneur and the youngest millionaire in India.

Is Kylie Jenner an entrepreneur?

Kylie Jenner is a young entrepreneur, model, and the founder and CEO of an American Cosmetic company, Kylie Cosmetics.

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