16-Year Old Makes a Million Dollars, Inspired by Steve Jobs

August 13, 2010, By Radimir Bobev

Christian Owens, a 16-year old boy from the UK has just scored his first million dollars following a successful 2-year business ordeal. According to him, he was greatly inspired by Apple’s Steve Jobs, and his products were actually closely tied to Apple and aimed at Apple users – read on to find out what he did.

In 2008, when he was just 14, Christian had just learned some new web design-related skills and wanted to put them to use – so he started a company based on a website, which some of you may have even used – it’s called the Mac Bundle Box, and offered a variety of apps at discount prices. The style was designed very much like Apple’s own products and fit into their style just perfectly.

The interesting thing here was his business approach – he made some deals with app publishers to secure some discounts, after which he sold the packages at a severely reduced price, which was initially hurting him financially. He also made some promotions for his bundle – if a specified number of people purchased it, every owner got an extra app – so imagine the free advertisement this ensured for Christian!

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