11 Black Child Entrepreneurs You Should Know


Moziah ‘Mo’ Bridges

Ever since he was 4 years old and dressing himself, he insisted on wearing a suit and tie whenever he could, even to the grocery store or while riding his bike. Moziah “Mo” Bridges, now 12, has transformed his passion for fashion into Mo’s Bows. “I love dressing up,” says Mo, who found early inspiration from his father and grandfather who typically wear three-piece suits for no particular reason. “I look and feel so much better in nice clothes. It makes me feel like an important person.” His business is currently worth $150,000, as reported by Inc.’s website.

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Donovan Smith

At age 11, Donovan Smith is the owner of his own bath product business, Toil and Trouble. According to Black Enterprise, Smith donates 20 percent of the sales from his pie-shaped soaps to the Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico, the same housing program he and his mother went through three years ago when they were facing homelessness. Using aloe vera and goat’s milk for his products, Donovan is the creative mind behind every aspect of his personalized soap goods from the molds to the fragrance and the color.


Jaden Wheeler and Amaya Selmon

Jaden Wheeler and Amaya Selmon are the youngest owners of a food truck in Memphis, and by a few critical years. Neither is yet a teenager.

The brother-and-sister team — he’s 12, she’s 11 — own and operate Kool Kidz Sno Konez, a little enterprise that started in their front yard two years ago, according to the Black Money Watch website.

2 Replies to “11 Black Child Entrepreneurs You Should Know”

  1. This is off the wall straight up phenomenal, inspiring and encouraging! Out of the mouth and through the hands of babes. It is amazing what we can achieve when we do not allow fear, BUT allow God. Awesome work both the children and those who believed in them and assisted them thru. There should be a #BlackKidsRock

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