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Teen South Korean CEO once bullied in school set to make over $1 million in sales this year

Sukone Kim is a 17 year-old CEO

Meet Sukone Hong, a 17-year-old CEO from South Korea who runs two businesses and has made over $1 million in sales from his fashion brand this year.

His brand: According to a CNBC Make It profile, Hong, who had a hard time fitting in at his school due to bullying, started his first venture reselling brand name clothes on Naver, a popular search engine in South Korea, on a $150 budget.

Glamnetic founder creates multimillion-dollar lash company for ‘more Asian female representation, empowerment’

The founder behind Glamnetic has opened up about how being bullied, changing her birth name to fit in, and dealing with the lack of Asian representation in the beauty industry led her to create a multimillion-dollar lash company.

Ann McFerran, 28, told Forbes that she “always felt self-conscious about her thin lashes” and often wondered why her eyes didn’t look like the “big blue eyes” of her Barbie dolls.

Pepsi Accused of Copying an AAPI Brand and Launching It on Heritage Month


A Filipino American entrepreneur has accused Pepsi of forcing her company to change its name and plagiarizing their product while claiming to support women-led small businesses.

To add to the insult, Celeste Perez, who co-founded Droplet, said a Pepsi employee bought their drink before the beverage giant launched a similar version right on Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

Vietnam’s ‘Startup Queen’ Passes Away at 35 After Lung Cancer Battle

Vietnamese American serial entrepreneur Truong Thanh Thuy, also known as Thuy Muoi, passed away on Jan. 24 in Los Angeles after more than three years of fighting lung cancer. She was 35.

Thuy Muoi, who had contributed to NextShark, was known as Vietnam’s “Queen of Startups.” She founded the Salt Cancer Initiative (SCI), a nonprofit organization that provides information, education and emotional support for cancer patients in the Southeast Asian country.

She Became One of the Youngest Entrepreneurs in Malaysia By Selling Headscarves

Youngest Entrepreneur Malaysia

Most students in secondary school are still figuring out what they want to do in life, but not Nur Iman Safiyah Mohammed Shahree, who is believed to be the youngest entrepreneur in all of Malaysia.

Nur Iman, a Form 2 student at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Subang Bestari school and proud owner of her own “tudung bawal” line called Baluna Bawal, began her journey when she was 11, according to Harian Metro as translated by New Straits Times.

Man Who Sold His Startup For $54 Million Reveals The Benefits of Being Asian in Business

What is it like being an Asian American entrepreneur? Before the age of 30, I started a company, played soccer for my university, met my wife, had two children, sold my company to Snapchat for $54 million, left all my belongings to start a travel show on YouTube and visited over 50 countries with my family.

Being Asian American wasn’t my weakness, it was my super power.

Vietnamese Entrepreneur Opens ‘Heartbreak’ Market to Sell Keepsakes After Breakups

Tokens left from failed relationships are usually kept hidden, thrown away, or even burned as they often remind brokenhearted people of experiences they would rather forget; in Vietnam, however, such sentimental relics are put on display in the “Old Flames market”, where they can be purchased by interested customers.

Located in the capital city of Hanoi, the one-of-a-kind bazaar brimming with painful memories and emotional baggage is the brainchild of young entrepreneur Dinh Thang. He opened the market in February and it has grown significantly more popular with the help of social media.