Cameron Johnson’s astronomical rise to one of the most sought after Keynote speakers and consultants in commerce today had humble beginnings like so many other self-made businessmen.
His road to entrepreneurial success began at the tender age of 10 when his parents gave him his first computer, "A week or two after I got the computer I showed my mom these invitations I had printed," Johnson says. "She said 'wow, you can print the invitations for the holiday party your dad and I are having.' I said “sure if you pay me!” This printing business was to be the first in a line of 12 Internet companies that Johnson founded before his 21st birthday, spanning from selling Beenie Babies online to selling Internet advertisement space in his senior year at college.
At the age of 15, he was the youngest ever person to be appointed to the board of a Tokyo based company, inspiring him to write his first book “15 year old CEO” which became a huge hit in Japan, galvanizing a whole new generation of Japanese youngsters into the ways of business.
In 2009 he was chosen as one of the “Ten Outstanding Young Americans” and now he is part of a distinguished heritage including the likes of John F Kennedy, Bill Clinton and Henry Ford II. Although Cameron Johnson has achieved such unprecedented personal success, he has never been one to shy away from giving people an insight into the secrets of his career.
In 2007 his book “The 19 Essential Secrets of Entrepreneurialship” became an instant best seller, and he divides his time by travelling the World inspiring people with his live speeches, to raising thousands of pounds for different charities and by acting as a consultant to several Fortune 500 companies in the US.
Read Cameron Johnson's interview with YHP here!
Written by Henry Colburn