“I went through 14,000 hours of school and no one said that word [entrepreneur] one time,” said [Nick] Sarnicola. “Then I found entrepreneurialism and realized there’s this whole other world out there.”
Now that he’s a multi-millionaire at 33, the co-founder of ViSalus diet supplement and weight loss programs wants to make sure other teenagers hear the word early.
Sarnicola and his wife, Ashley, have put $1 million into his Sarnicola Foundation with the stated intention of funding education and scholarship programs that expose 13- to19-year-olds to entrepreneurship.
“I want to share my passion and knowledge of how to achieve entrepreneurial success with others,” said Sarnicola. “It’s something I was never taught in school.”