People often think it is very difficult for teenagers to live by their own without assistances from parents and make achievements in the early life. However, this idea may not be true because nowadays, more and more teens can get constant success in their career and earn a huge amount of money. They also prove that billion-dollar ideas come from people of all ages.
In 2004 at the age of 19, Mark Zuckerberg successfully launched Facebook, the most popular social networking site worldwide when he studied at Harvard. He now becomes the youngest richer in American that is ranked by Forbes with $ 1.5 billion.
At the age of 18, LeBron James became the number one NBA Draft Pick of 2003 and the youngest player to be named Rookie of the Year with 40 scoring points in a game.
Taylor Swift has been well-known all over the world as a talented, hard-working and kind-hearted pop star who can write her own songs since she was only 16 in 2006 after a decade of headlines about bad-girl icons like Britney Spears and Paris Hilton.
In 2004 at the age of 19, Michael Phelps won a total of 14 Olympic gold metals throughout the decade and is considered the greatest swimmer of all time.
In 2002, the Canadian teenager Marc Hall won a battle for gay rights in a court injunction and was allowed to go to the high school prom with his boyfriend. The victory marked a milestone for Canadian gays. Two years later, Marc\’s story was turned into a feature film called “Prom Queen”.
In 2006, six black teens, who studied at a high school in Louisiana, Jena, U.S, were punished with harsh sentences after they hit a white classmate. The court’s strict decision then caused sparking waves of racial protests across the country called “Jena Six” that forced the authorities to consider carefully this issue.
The six black teens
Bristol was pregnant in 2008 at the age of 17 when her mom, Sarah Palin, was nominated the Republican vice presidential candidate. She now takes part in objecting the abstinence-only education, which causes many troubles for unmarried adults.
Bristol Palin and her baby
At the age of 16, Miley Cyrus was named as one of the decade\’s biggest teen celebrities with a Disney show, movie deals and platinum albums.
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