6 Talented Children Who Became Highly Successful Young Adults

New Directions Staff

Many young people have become successful at level far more than their older peers in whatever business they find themselves in.

Christopher Paolini

Christopher Paolini, author of the Eragon series, started writing the books after he graduated high school. Christopher used an online education system, and flew through the courses. While the story began at age 15, it took him four more years to get it published as he mused over names, characters, and plots. When the first book was published after Christopher turned 19, it was an immediate success. He has published three more books in the series that are also highly acclaimed.

Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe & Rupert Grint 

Almost everyone in American and beyond has seen or at least knows of the Harry Potter series. Beyond the great story of its author, J.K. Rowling, who had the manuscript rejected several times before it was finally accepted and a success, is the story of the three young stars who shot quickly to their own large success. When the first movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was released, Daniel Radcliffe, was just 11 years old, and so was Rupert Grint, who played Harry’s sidekick Ronald Weasley. Emma Watson, who played Hermione Granger, their intelligent and sassy female friend, was 9 years old. All three of them have earned the respect of the movie scene, as well as great success financially. All three of them have grossed millions of dollars throughout the eight films and beyond.

 

Taylor TownsendTaylor Townsend

Tennis star Taylor Townsend became a pro tennis star at the young age of 16 and has only continued her success since then. In 2012, she won the Junior Australian Open. She won two different doubles titles with her partner Gabrielle Andrews, and won the 2012 Wimbledon Championship with her partner Eugenie Bouchard. 

Taylor fought another battle as the United States Tennis Association insisted that they felt Taylor should stay out of the next professional season—her being larger than most other tennis players was a concern, they said, and they wanted her to “concentrate” on her health. Disgusted and determined, Taylor left her USTA coaches and paid for her own way into the next year’s finals and played exceptionally.

At 18, Taylor continues to claim titles and work hard in her training. 

Warren Cassell, Jr. 

Young entrepreneur, Warren Cassell, Jr. started his first business at 8 years old. His parents provided the capital to get started, and Warren began his first venture entitled Emerald Greeting Cards. Just a few years later, in 2011, Warren started an Internet domain registrar and web hosting service provider called Chupz Business Solutions. The company has successfully served people in North American, Europe, the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa. 

In 2013, at the age of 14, Warren began investing in corporations and now, at 15, is highly regarded in the business world. He gives advice to the magazine Entrepreneur and other media outlets, and is the head of his own corporation, The Abella Group. It was formed to exclusively manage Cassell’s investments in a number of globally diverse sectors. He has written two books and continues to impress everyone with his knowledge of finance and the workings of the system.