A teenage entrepreneur named Erik Finman founded a social media company called Botangle after turning $1,000 USD worth of bitcoin into $100,000 at the age of 13. Now, at 17 years old, he is creating a virtual reality headset called the Marvel.
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Teenager Makes $100,000 From Bitcoin and Creates Virtual Reality Headset
When Finman was only 13 years old, he turned $1,000 worth of Bitcoin into $100,000 and started his own business. Finman was homeschooled early on, but attended public school when his parents didn’t have time for his lessons. Later in life, he dropped out of high school because of bullying and poor treatment from teachers. Since then, Finman has been featured in many publications such as Time Magazine, Wired, NYmag, BBC and countless more. Finman says dropping out was one of the best decisions he ever made.
Erik Finman believes in the unschooling environment, explaining his schooling experience to an audience at last year’s Wired NexGen Hub event. The young entrepreneur told the crowd, “I will never send my kids to school.” Finman bought bitcoin when it was roughly $10-12 per BTC, and sold