Farrah Gray and Mark Zuckerberg Make the MSN.com’s Young Tycoons List

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Farrah Gray was featured in the UK MSN.com's “Teen Tycoons: Youngsters Who Struck it Big” a list of awesome companies built by teens.

Of the honor, Gray says, “I am humbled to be included in MSN.com’s “Teen Tycoons: Youngsters Who Struck it Big” List is breath-taking. Finding my name among such brilliant young moguls is overwhelming."

One of only eight successful young people, Farrah Gray was featured in the UK MSN.com's “Teen Tycoons Youngsters Who Struck it Big” article (August 20, 2010). Also among the list was Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg and numerous other men and women who made their fortunes before age twenty-one from selling eyeglasses to building mega online communities.

Gray began his entrepreneurial, personal and civic development as a stellar young citizen at six years old selling home-made body lotion and his own hand-painted rocks as book-ends door-to-door. At age seven, he was carrying business cards reading "21st Century CEO." At eight, Gray became co-founder of Urban Neighborhood Enterprise Economic Club (U.N.E.E.C.) on Chicago's South side which was the forerunner of New Early Entrepreneur Wonders (NE2W), the flagship organization he opened on Wall Street. NE2W enlisted, educated and engaged "at-risk" youth by creating and developing legal ways for them to acquire additional income. Gray is the youngest person to have an office on Wall Street.

Between the ages of twelve and sixteen, Gray founded and operated business ventures that included KIDZTEL pre-paid phone cards, the One Stop Mail Boxes & More franchise and The Teenscope "Youth AM/FM" interactive teen talk show. Gray was also Executive Producer of a comedy show on the Las Vegas Strip and owner of Farr-Out Foods, "Way-Out Food with a Twist," which generated orders of its Strawberry-Vanilla syrup product exceeding $1.5 million.

Gray went on to buy a controlling stake in Inner City Broadcasting Corporation's (ICBC) InnerCity Magazine. ICBC is the largest privately-held radio broadcasting company in the United States that primarily targets African-Americans.

Now, at 26, he is an inspiration to millions and an international bestselling author. Gray’s books, "Reallionaire," "Get Real Get Rich" and "The Truth Shall Make You Rich," have been translated into Russian, German, Polish, French, Korean, Indonesian, and Vietnamese languages with book sales in Africa, Australia and Europe and in Central and South American countries.

Gray is the CEO of Farrah Gray Publishing (FGP) which is distributed by HCI Books, which published the world famous #1 New York Times, USA Today and Guinness Book of World Records; best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Chicken Soup for the Soul has sold more than 112 million copies, with titles translated into more than 40 languages and total retail sales of Chicken Soup for the Soul branded merchandise have topped $1.3 billion.

Of the honor, Gray says, “I am humbled to be included in MSN.com’s “Teen Tycoons: Youngsters Who Struck it Big” List is breath-taking. Finding my name among such brilliant young moguls is overwhelming."

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