What do 5 of the top 10 people on Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans have in common? Their wealth is self-made. Collectively, the five are worth about $175,000,000,000 (that’s Billion). Looking at the 5 others reveals that the entrepreneurial spirit runs deep in their families. All together, the top 10 billionaires are worth $291 billion.
During today’s White House Science Fair, President Obama recognized the work of NFTE and of Hayley Hoverter, winner of the 2011 National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge, presented by MasterCard Worldwide.
Hayley Hoverter, NFTE’s 2011 National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge winner, will participate in the White House Science Fair tomorrow, Tuesday, February 7. Sweet (dis)SOLVE , Hayley’s creation, is a beverage sweetener made from organic sugar wrapped, not in paper, but in a soluble organic starch that melts into your drink without adding calories, odor or taste.
NFTE alumni Ariell Buckingham and Kyle Wong just returned from Saudi Arabia where they served as panelists at the Global Competitiveness Forum. Both participated in the “Innovation to Generation” panel.