Some people just have it.They just have that knack for working hard, and then having that hard work pay off.
And it usually manifests itself early on in their lives.
We’ve put together a list of 10 people who have it.
They’ve managed to either build, or start, successful tech startups.
Dan became news when the co-founder of YCombinator's 42 Floors posted a plea that begged Dan to join his company. He just finished his sophomore year at UPenn, where he is studying philosophy. He's spending the summer in Philadelphia, working on a startup called Airtime for Email that he co-founded with two Wharton students.
Sahil dropped out of USC to be Pinterest's main designer. He also built turntable.fm's mobile app. His current project, Gumroad, makes selling things as easy as sharing things on Twitter and Facebook.
Facebook launched on February 4, 2004, three months before Mark turned 20. He spent that summer in Palo Alto expanding and perfecting the social network that recently IPO'd at a valuation above $100 billion.
With Napster, Shawn and Sean started a fight with the music industry that's still raging. They met online four years before they launched their peer-to-peer filesharing service.
Gross was admitted to Y Combinator when he was 18, becoming the youngest founder to attend the program. He left Israel for San Francisco just before his mandatory term of military service was set to begin.
Before he was identified, Chris became famous as moot, the moderator of the hugely popular 4chan message board. The site is a wellspring of popular memes and is the de facto headquarters of Anonymous. Chris's current project, Canvas, lets you edit pics and gifs.
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