Comparison may be the thief of joy but for aspiring entrepreneurs, it seems to be a key source of hope. By now we’ve all read stories about our favorite founders launching their billion-dollar businesses later in life: Jeff Bezos left a career on Wall Street and founded Amazon at 31, Ray Kroc bought McDonald’s at 52 and the founders of Home Depot were well into their 40s when they got fired from a home improvement store and decided to start their own.
But just as it’s never too late to start monetizing your dreams, for some, it’s never too early. Scroll down for 10 whiz kids who managed to make their first million before turning 24. Brace yourself, these success stories just might light the fire your hustle’s been waiting for.