Benjamin was born to be an entrepreneur. Growing up in a family business, he learned, early on, the ropes of finance, sales, and marketing. His first “business” was in selling hand-picked avocados on the street corner, mainly to purchase toys and video games. But as he matured, Ben began to branch out into finance and investment, particularly in the stock market. At the age of 11, he purchased 2 shares in Advanced Micro Devices at $11. To this day, he loves to boast about that trade(currently at $99). With this new-found love of investment, he went about spreading the opportunity of stock trading to his family, friends, and even teachers.
At the age of 12, Ben created the Kid CEO podcast, dedicated to helping other curious kids create their own entreprenurial opportunities. In his first few episodes, he discussed stocks, bonds, mutual funds, the corporate ladder, and even interviewed his mom Sylvia, founder of snack company Beviva. Over time, episode topics began to evolve as Ben’s interests changed. He discussed future innovations like AI or Cryptocurrency, and even hosted a debate about COVID reopenings, eventually settling into interviews with established kid entrepreneurs. Ben’s hard work in 40 Kid CEO episodes eventually led up to his Kid CEO Summit, his kid entrepreneur conference that resulted in one of the largest events for young entrepreneurs!
After meeting during the summit, Ben began to speak with Adam and Matthew Toren, the founders of Kidpreneurs.org, about hosting a new podcast. The new YoungTrep with Benjamin Wong podcast would be focused on interviews and conversations with world-renowned entrepreneurs about helping kids establish the ultimate entrepreneur lifestyle. A couple months later, the YoungTrep podcast is one of the top 20 largest kids and family podcasts in the world, featuring conversations with entrepreneurs like Evan Carmichael and Nathan Chan.