The entrepreneurial spirit starts early for many teenagers, but for most things like high school, college and social lives overpower the urge to start a business. But not every teenager.
Wisebread takes a look at some incredibly successful young entrepreneurs, who all started their empires in their teens.
In 1965 Fred De Luca borrowed just $1,000 to start the now-famous Subway sandwich restaurant.
Fred was only 17 years old when he decided to be an entrepreneur, and he started the restaurant as a way to earn money for college.
Since opening the first shop in Boston, the chain now has 32,401 locations and makes over $9 billion in sales yearly.
Fred and his co-founder Peter Buck have also founded Franchise Brands, a resource to help franchisors and entrepreneurs grow their brands.
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