Adam Horwitz
Adam Horwitz
Company: Yep Text
Age: 19
Website: yeptext.com

Since the age of 15, Adam Horwitz has had one entrepreneurial goal: create a million-dollar company by the time he was 21.

Three years and 30-or-so unsuccessful, self-funded web ventures later, he launched his first successful product, Mobile Monopoly. The online course teaches people how to earn money generating mobile marketing leads and earned Horwitz a six-figure profit.

Horwitz added several other online courses, each earning him six figures or more, and broke the million-dollar-revenue mark before his 18th birthday. His company Local Mobile Monopoly is a multimedia training platform that helps business owners.

''I just love being able to build a business and watch it grow into something huge,'' said Horwitz. ''The journey is the most exciting part.''

His latest venture is YepText, a text messaging service that enables businesses to attract customer foot traffic to their locations by text messaging ads and promotions to their smartphones. ''The only other text messaging services out there were extremely complicated and targeted towards the Fortune 500 list,'' said Horwitz. ''So we decided to go a different route and target the small business niche.''

Currently, Horwitz spends his days growing YepText, while working on several other ventures.

His message to other aspiring, young entrepreneurs: ''Anything is possible now, just make sure that you take action and never, ever give up.''


Last updated May 27 2011: 12:57 PM ET

While some spend years toiling with the dream of running their own business, others simply stumble into startup success. More

Most people know these celebrities -- from Queen Latifah to Dan Akroyd -- as great actors, singers, and entertainers. But some of their best roles are as entrepreneurs. More More

Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.