16-Year-Old High School Dropout Becomes CEO and Could Be A Millionaire
I have never thought of this, but it seems that Ben Pasternak, a high school dropout from Australia, could be the next great boss in the realms of technology. At age 16, he is the creator and CEO of an app that allows users to buy and sell within their social network, Flogg- more like eHarmony meets EBay.
Together with his chief employee is 30-year-old Mike Landsberger, Pasternak is meeting with venture capitalists for further investment. Even though people have hyped his achievements so far, he thinks that his start should not be something to brag about. Landsberger also takes the role of a surrogate parent (tough for him) especially when the 16-year-old CEO forgets to eat; according to Landsberger, he only takes a doughnut for breakfast when he feels like eating.
Pasternak’s parents live in Sydney, Australia, but he relocated to New York City and runs his company from his living room all by himself. His parents are university educators who expected that their son would finish school and then go on to university. Anna Pasternak remembers when his son came back home with this enormous sack of money after visiting the Silicon Valley.
Ben Pasternak wants to make his app the next big thing that brings more money home. While many teens focus on prom and school sports, the 16-Year-Old is busy building his own empire. He has no regrets about not being a normal kid, he finds fun as a CEO.