According to several studies, among the rich in Canada, BC's are the richest. We have some hard working folks in this province, and it's apparently paid off. Some of us probably hope to break a million in our life time, but there are always the few that do it in style and at a young age.
So without further ado, here are five of the richest young millionaires walking the lovely streets of Vancouver these days:
From Vancouver, Louis-Victor made the Forbes' 30 under 30 list when he was only 22 years old after co-founding a revolutionary new company called Wiivv Wearables. With a background in 3D-printing, he thought to change the entire footwear industry while working to alleviate sore feet. By using 3D technology, customers can take pictures of their feet with their smartphone and send it to Wiivv where the information can be transformed into orthotic insoles custom-designed to an individual. Using the internet, his company has been able to sell their product for relatively cheap due to their 3D-printing method and are thusly projected to see even more success as the company grows.
Originally from Bosnia, Milun came to Vancouver in 1994 when his home country broke out in war. When he was only 16 years old, he created a music website called Metrolyrics. The website gained traction quickly, eventually becoming the highest ranked lyric website ever with more than 50 million visitors every month. He attended Simon Fraser University, completing his Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship, while also being crowned the Student Entrepreneur National Champion. He went on to win the 2009 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards. In 2011, he sold Metrolyrics to CBS for an undisclosed amount, but likely in the tens of millions. He has continued to build his wealth by investing mostly in online companies. He is now 30 years old.
Claire, more commonly known by her stage name, “Grimes,” is a Canadian singer, song writer, producer, and music video director. She got involved in the underground music scene growing up in Vancouver and began recording her own unique style while attending McGill. She ended up getting expelled for skipping too many classes to focus on her music, but that had little impact on her future success. In 2013, she won the Webby Award for Artist of the year. She has released 5 albums and her latest album in 2015, “Art Angles,” has been super popular. She went from being bullied in high school to being the “coolest girl in Canada” and is now worth approximately $4 million at age 28.
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At a job fair during his third year of business school at UBC, Ian got himself a job as a bookkeeper for a software company. Originally hoping to enter into the video game industry, he discovered that not only did he have a knack for bookkeeping, but he had thought of a way to make it better. After graduation and a few years of working for a company in Toronto, he decided it was time to turn that idea into a business. He co-founded Bench Accounting, where he currently serves as CEO. Now, a bookkeeping software company may not sound that badass, but as CEO of this fast growing company, the world is his oyster, and Vancouver – a playground. So yes, there is such a thing as 29-year-old bookkeeping badass.
Born in Victoria, Jamie is a professional hockey player. He won the Art Ross Trophy in the 2014-15 season as the NHL's top scorer with 87 points. On the island growing up, he played for the Junior League's Peninsula Panthers. Before making it to the pros, he also played for the Kelowna Rockets, stacking up awards and reputation. At the 2014 Winter Olympics he won a gold medal along side the rest of Team Canada. At age 26, he currently serves as the captain of the Dallas Rockets and has accumulated a net worth of an estimated $15 million.
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