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Great Startup Advice From 13 Top Young Millionaire & Billionaire CEOs

Joel Brown (Founder of




Today we feature great startup advice from the worlds top young millionaire & billionaire CEO’s.

Nothing is more valuable than learning from others mistakes and successes. So here are some great points to consider from a handful of young and successful CEO’s who made their millions and billions at a young age.


Startup Advice From Young Millionaire & Billionaire CEO’s


Sara Blakely“Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things different from everybody else.” – Sara Blakely (Founder Of Spanx)


Gurbaksh Chahal“People still stereotype all day long. But if you forget your own age, you’ll get so focused on the business that you become ultra-confident and people will forget to question how old you are.” – Gurbaksh Chahal (Founder Of RadiumOne)


David Karp“Find a space where you can be creative and a place where you are open for free thinking, you want to enjoy what you are doing and do what you are best at.” – David Karp (Founder Of Tumblr)


Sean Parker“Your biggest challenge as an entrepreneur is not concealing your idea from others or keeping your idea a secret, it is actually convincing people that you’re not crazy and that you can pull this off.” – Sean Parker (Founder Of Napster)


Jack Dorsey“I think the biggest thing to do — the hardest thing to do — is to start. You have all these ideas and everyone has an idea but it’s really about executing the idea and building the idea and attracting other people to help you work on the idea. That is the biggest challenge. But the way to begin is to get the idea out of your head, draw it out, talk about it, program it if you’re a programmer or make it if you’re building something.” – Jack Dorsey (Founder Of Twitter & Square)


Mark Zuckerberg“It is important for young entrepreneurs to be adequately self-aware to know what they do not know.” – Mark Zuckerberg (Founder Of Facebook)



Ben Silbermann“Don’t take too much advice,”Most people who have a lot of advice to give — with a few exceptions — generalize whatever they did. Don’t over analyze everything.  I myself have been guilty of over-thinking problems, just build things and find out if they work.” – Ben Silbermann (Founder Of Pinterest)


Andrew Mason“You’re building a tool, not a piece of art. Don’t be blinded by the vision.” – Andrew Mason (Founder Of GroupOn)



Tony Hsieh“Be true to yourself. If you follow that principle, a lot of decisions are actually pretty easy.” – Tony Hsieh (Founder Of Zappos)



Dennis Crowley“I realized I probably just saw the world differently than the people who said the stuff I was excited about wouldn’t work.” If you’re passionate about an idea, “find a way to build it so you can prove to yourself that it doesn’t work.” – Dennis Crowley (Founder Of FourSquare)


Pete Cashmore“You need space to try things and create. It takes a long time to recalibrate if you let people pull at you all the time. A lot of stress comes from reacting to stuff. You have to keep a certain guard [up], if you’re a creative person. ” – Pete Cashmore (Founder Of Mashable)



Peter Vesterbacka“You have to have more leadership, less management. It’s about getting stuff done, you can sit around and analyze things forever but while you do that the competition has moved on.” – Peter Vesterbacka (Founder Of Rovio Games – ‘Angry Birds’)


Kevin Rose“You don’t need anyone’s approval and in fact, you probably won’t get it, so don’t even try. Build, release and iterate. Make a list of the features you want to create over the next six months and get going! For small companies, once a week; for larger companies, maybe twice a month.” – Kevin Rose (Founder Of & Podcaster)


Article By Joel Brown |

I am the the Founder of and I am so grateful you're here to be part of this awesome community. I love connecting with people who have a passion for Entrepreneurship, Self Development & Achieving Success. I started this website with the intention of educating and inspiring likeminded people to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.I'm proud to say through my podcast and through this website we have impacted over 200 million lives in the last 10 years.



  1. Sylvia Scott

    Aug 20, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Great advice-however one observation. All of this information comes from men except for Sara Blakely. There are many more young female entrepreneurs who are millionaire CEO’s. They will have a different perspective than their male peers. Teenage girls want female entrepreneur role-models. Otherwise I loved this.

  2. NewYork

    Aug 7, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Non of this people create something that would be useful for society! NON!

  3. Tom

    Apr 26, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Great list of quotes from these young millionaires and billionaires.

  4. tom jennings

    Apr 7, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    keep these motivational tips coming! they truly help me as I press forward with my new product. Thanks!

  5. AbdulMalik Saidu

    Jan 8, 2013 at 11:46 am

    “Stick to people that really believed in you and always tell you that they do believe in you, it is like a magic, you will found yourself trying by all means to prove to them that they are right about you.”
    -AbdulMalik Saidu (Co-Founder Of CyParks)

  6. Felicia

    Nov 22, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Great read! I definitely have to save this page for when I’m feeling down. Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

  7. David Arubitem

    Oct 15, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Great! Great!! Great!!!

  8. Mabz

    Sep 7, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    amazing this is encouraging kind of makes u feel 1 day u’ll b thea!!

  9. Konstantin N.

    Jul 9, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Great CEO’s! Excellent post! This post show that everyone can reach their levels and main thing in any startup of idea is be first

  10. Phillip L Lyde

    Jun 25, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Very good post! Continues to resonate that I need to stay focused from time to time. Thanks again

  11. Soya j

    Jun 12, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    nice 😉

  12. Melisa

    Jun 8, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    I love this site, it´s really inspirational. I actually become addicted 2 success. It really work for me. I´m really grateful.

  13. Deborah Peters

    Jun 4, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Awesome Website!! TY for this post, always nice to be with the right frame of minds 😉

  14. olorato kealotswe

    Jun 4, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    this website is great and it will help me achieve my dreams

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