Meet Advait Thakur who became CEO at the age of 12, ranked 4th in Young Entrepreneurs Under 20 of 2017

Today on World Entrepreneurs Day, here’s the story of youngest entrepreneur of India.

India is the land which gave birth to many brilliant brains, who served not just India but the whole human race across the globe. Once Albert Einstein said that everyone should feel indebted to the Indians for they taught us counting beyond 9, as India discovered 0 (zero). In fact, even computers run on binary numbers- 0 and 1. Needless to say, the world wouldn’t have computers or smart phones, had zero not be dug out. India was rich in science and technology thousands of years ago. Even in modern times, Indians are holding higher posts at most of the global companies. Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of Google, Microsoft etc. are some examples.

We mourn the ill fortune of India that we lag behind global communities in all arenas. We simply put the blame on the government, shrugging off our own responsibility as a citizen. But the question is that what we can do to bring a difference in this country?

The fate of the country can be turned around when everyone plays their part. We as citizens celebrate when our cricket team wins a match and we get excited when our movie actors come to visit the town. Some of us extend our area of interest to politics and cheer the victory of the politicians we are already aligned with. Sadly, we never go beyond these realms.

Athletes who are working real hard round the clock and win us a medal, deserve loads of appreciations, nevertheless they never receive praises from us. And neither do achievers from other fields in India. Here is the story of a brilliant young Indian boy, Advait Thakur, who became CEO at 12 but hardly got our attention. Needless to say, children of his age, on the other hand, play with toys or watch cartoon program on TV.

Advait is a teenage Indian boy but he is breaking the internet for his unmatched skills. He became the CEO of a global company at the age of 12, and the company started growing rapidly under his leadership and now the turnover is in Lakhs. Advait was recently certified by many global companies including Google. This would be quite fair to say that this brilliant boy is a gem for our nation. In fact, many think he is the one who can fill the shoes of Musk or Zuckerberg in near future.

Advait Thakur (Photo: The Youth Library)

The teenage CEO was born on February 17, 2003 in Mumbai and is currently studying at DAV Public School, New Panvel in Mumbai. He was very different from the rest of his friends during his childhood and always stood out from the crowd. He developed interest in everything, particularly in computers at a very young age. In fact, he developed and designed his own website when he was in the 4th std or at 9 years of age.

Morever, Advait also do philanthropic work. During Advait’s high school years, he has also worked for the NGOs like Satish Haware Divyang Centre & Beautiful Tommorow and helped them in getting more audience through online platform by providing them digital marketing services for Free. Though His first client was a Finance Company for whom he built Web Portal and provided services like SEO, SMO, etc, and received his first earning making him Young Internet Entrepreneur.

Without a shadow of doubt, India needs such young brains, who are potentially strong enough to cruise the young generation to future. The story of Advait ought to be told to everyone, specifically to youngsters. He is a paradigm that if one’s energy and efforts are optimized the best way, he will, for certain, reach the pinnacle of success. if one is determined and resolved towards his goal, he destined to conquer the world, as soon as young CEO Advait did.


Mrityunjay Chaubey is the editor in chief at The Youth. He hails from Indore. Before The Youth, He worked for Indian Defence News as a columnist and was a reporter at two other sports portals.