This 11-year-old girl will probably be your boss one day — unless she’s too busy running the country.
Entrepreneur Asia Newson started her company, Super Business Girl, when she was just 5 years old. After shadowing her candle-salesman father, Newson picked up his skills and began selling candles herself. Her business has grown exponentially in the six years since, and she’s found the time to create a workshop for junior high and high school students who want to become “youth-preneurs.” Newson’s great success recently caught the attention of Ellen DeGeneres, and the extra exposure also allowed her to raise funds to hand out 150 coats to needy children in her Detroit neighborhood.
Newson spoke with HuffPost Live’s Josh Zepps on Friday to share the story behind her business and to offer a preview of her expert sales pitch (spoiler alert: it’s adorable).
She also shared her plans for the future, which, like Newson, are seriously ambitious. She plans to attend both Michigan State University and University of Michigan before tackling graduate studies at Harvard, and that’s just the beginning.
“First I’m going to be mayor of Detroit. No, first I’m going to be a lawyer, after I study the law and stuff in college. And then I’m going to be mayor of Detroit, and then I’m going to be president of the United States — but I’m still going to be expanding my business,” Newson said with certainty.
Mark your calendars: she’ll be eligible to run for the Oval Office in the 2040 election.