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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.

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

eEye Digital Security: Hackingfor a Good Cause
Marc Maiffret leads a colorful life. His office walls are darkblue. His hair color varies between black and green. He helpeddiscover the infamous Code Red worm that stormed the Internet in2001. It's all fitting for the 21-year-old "chief hackingofficer" of eEye Digital Security. After all, his teenagehacker handle was "Chameleon."

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