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Do You Have What It Takes to Be a 'Trep?

Teen 'treps share their success secrets with you.

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

(YoungBiz.com) - Oprah Winfrey. Bill Gates. These are two of the most recognizable names in America today, but they weren't born rich and famous. So was it luck that propelled them into the spotlight? Hardly.

Both found their niche at a relatively young age--Winfrey at 12, when she earned $500 for a speaking engagement at a church, and Gates at 13, when he discovered computers and programming. Both recognized the opportunities that could await them if they mined their talents--and the rest, as the saying goes, is history.

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