Nick D’aloisio- $30 Million
So, who is Nick D’aloisio? This now 21-year-old computer genius and entrepreneur is responsible for the construction, invention, and functionality of the popular app Summly that was bought out by Yahoo for $30 million in 2013. Summly allows users to read condensed summaries containing mass amounts of media information in an accessible manner through the use of machine learning and natural language processing.
The technology prodigy received his first investment at 15 turning the app into Apple’s App of the Week in its first stages but has since transitioned the application toward a mobile news app that simplifies smartphone accessibility. Considering the kid is about to graduate from Oxford University, is already a Product Manager at Yahoo and taught himself how to code at the age of 12, there is no telling the fortune that this rising star will accumulate in the coming years.