30 Nick D’Aloisio


At 15, most of teens are probably slacking our way through high school and playing video games.

Not Nick D’Aloisio, who decided to create Summly, an app that condenses news into easily read summaries.

Two years later, at the age of 17, Yahoo bought Summly for $30 million, making D’Aloisio one of the youngest self-made millionaires ever.

D’Aloisio went on to work with Yahoo as a product manager of Yahoo News Digest, which had evolved from his Summly technology and won Apple’s 2014 Design Award.

He also began studying Computer Science and Philosophy at Oxford University.

These days, 20-year-old D’Aloisio is no longer working for Yahoo, instead preferring to focus on his studies.

With $30 million in the bank, D’Aloisio could comfortably retire for the rest of his life, but according to social media there’s no chance of that.

A tweet from him in March stated, “exciting things are coming soon!” and his twitter bio mentions he is “building in stealth”.

As to what those exciting things are, we’ll have to wait and see.

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