Welcome to the future
"2 Billion Under 20" is a book, online community, and movement inspired by the 2 billion people in the world currently at or under the age of twenty. We stand for Millennials, Gen Z'ers, and those who want to better understand them and their unique potential.Read more...
Welcome to the future
"2 Billion Under 20" is a book, online community, and movement inspired by the 2 billion people in the world currently at or under the age of twenty. We stand for Millennials, Gen Z'ers, and those who want to better understand them and their unique potential. This book shows how we can all act on our passions and make a difference at any age.
Young entrepreneurs Stacey Ferreira and Jared Kleinert have brought together seventy-five stories from ambitious young people like Paige McKenzie, who started her own YouTube channel at sixteen that now has more than 55 million views; Sam Mikulak, who's represented Team USA in the Olympics and is a seven-time NCAA champion in Men's Gymnastics; Jack Andraka, who developed an early detection test for pancreatic cancer at fifteen; Tallia Storm, a Scottish singer who was discovered by and opened a concert for Elton John, on her way to signing a record deal with Virgin Records; Dau Jok, who escaped civil war in South Sudan to become captain of the University of Pennsylvania's Division 1 basketball team and founder of a nonprofit to help youth in his native country, and many other accomplished and inspiring Millennials from all walks of life.
All of these young people-members of the 2BillionUnder20.com community-have joined forces to show the world how Millennials are taking care of business. Join the movement and change the world
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-06-22
- Reviewer: Staff
This impressive compendium from 21-year-old MySocialCloud cofounder and AdMoar founder Ferreira, and 18-year-old Synergist founder Kleinert, refutes the popular notion that Millennials are lazy, entitled narcissists who never leave their parents' basements. There are more than two billion people in the world under the age of 20, comprising nearly a third of the world's population, and if this book is any indication, they are brimming with confidence that "we are the ones who are going to change the world, and, in fact, we already are." The 75 people chosen to contribute first-person narratives are changing the world in a broad range of ways. They include a Nigerian entrepreneur, a peacemaker in rural Morocco, a poet, scientists, the founder of a video production company, a documentarian, a tennis prodigy who has also started three companies, and a YouTube star. What's notable about these young people, aside from their impressive accomplishments, is their tendency to think of their work globally, and as a way to inspire others. The pieces typically offer advice to peers, stress the importance of risk-taking and social action, and share lessons learned from past struggles. This book would make an excellent graduation gift for ambitious Millenials. (July)