Harding, Age 17
Many of our Presidents have made their millions owning their own business, but none so inspiring as
President Warren G. Harding.
He learned the basics of the newspaper business by age 10 at The Argus, his father’s newspaper business.
By age 17, he was a college graduate.
At age 19, he pooled his money together with others to purchase The Marion Daily Star (Marion, Ohio) newspaper
–a fledgling & struggling newspaper for $300.
By the age of 21, he was the sole owner — working hard to make it successful & the city’s primary paper.
At the end of his presidency, knowing his journalism career would not be revived, he sold the business for $550,000.
His newspaper was a powerful platform for him to become President at age 56.
Moreover, it taught him hard work, determination and perseverance through trial.
We make heroes of our Presidents.
Today, you can become a teenage micro business owner and some day, it might lead to bigger things!