There are young entrepreneurs in some of your favorite TV shows and films that inspire young adults every day! Below you’ll find who we believe are the top 3 young entrepreneurs in film and television.
Top 3 Young Entrepreneurs in Film & Television
1. Preston Waters, Blank Check (1994)
Few Disney films from the nineties have proved to be more nostalgic than 1994’s Blank Check. And fewer young heroes from nineties cinema have proved to be more relatable to the kid in all of us than Preston Waters. A mischievous kid who unexpectedly finds himself in possession of a check for $1 million, Preston did what we all would’ve done at his age and spends it on all sorts of lavish purchases. However, we were also lucky we didn’t find a check that happened to belong to a group of gangsters.
2. Carly Shay, iCarly
One of the more iconic young adult shows in the last decade or so, Nickelodeon’s iCarly (2007-2012) was a hilarious and inspiring show for kids everywhere. As Carly Shay (Miranda Cosgrove) and her friends Sam (Jeanette McCurdy) and Freddie (Nathan Kress) pursued their smash-hit web series of the same title, whilst simultaneously navigating the ups and downs of teenage life, the character provided assurance that kids watching it could also achieve their dreams, no matter what curveballs life threw at them. Oh, and it also introduced millions to the culinary creation of spaghetti tacos. Essentially, it had everything a kid could want in a television series. There’s no doubt they inspired some young entrepreneurs.
3. Jarvis, Some Assembly Required
Now here’s a wacky one. In this witty, warmhearted Canadian sitcom, fourteen-year-old Jarvis (Kolton Stewart) found himself the owner of a toy company and enlisted the help of his friends to create innovative, exciting new toys for kids. What a perfect and playful business for a young entrepreneur. Though the show didn’t last long, only making it to two seasons, it was a playful wish-fulfillment fantasy for many, as they got to watch kids like them at work in their dream job: making toys just as fun and impactful as the ones they used to play with.