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Million-Dollar Business Advice

Ready to take your first steps down the road to independence? Then heed the advice of these young millionaires--they know what it takes to succeed doing the things they love.

This story appears in the October 2002 issue of Teen Startups.

Every year, we do a round-up of the coolest young millionaires around. We're not talking Trump or Gates here; we're talking people just like you who took their favorite things--like hacking, sports and toys--and created successful, million-dollar businesses out of them. This year, we've asked a selection of our favorite millionaires to share some pearls of wisdom with you, the next generation of potential millionaires. Read on for their inspirational stories and their advice on what it takes to make it as an entrepreneur.

eEye Digital Security: Hacking for a Good Cause

Marc Maiffret leads a colorful life. His office walls are dark blue. His hair color varies between black and green. He helped discover the infamous Code Red worm that stormed the Internet in 2001. It's all fitting for the 21-year-old "chief hacking officer" of eEye Digital Security. After all, his teenage hacker handle was "Chameleon."

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