The Kid That Made $1,000,000 inspired by Steve Jobs


In two years this British kid from Corby, Christian Owens, aged 16 made $1,000,000. He taught himself web design with a Mac he was given at aged 9 and at aged 14 started his own company – Mac Bundle Box.


Christian sold a selection of Mac OS X apps for a discounted price for a limited time. Somehow he would group together a set of apps worth around $400 and sell them for a tenth of that. When enough folks had bought the bundle a new bundle would be unlocked for all buyers, of course, generating and guaranteeing in many ways word-of-mouth promotion. As well as that he donated a percentage to charity – what a great kid.



Not one to sit back, Christian then started another business, Branchr – a pay-per-click advertising company that distributes ads per month on over 17,500 websites, iPhone and Android applications. He now employs eight adults, including his mom and has made $800,000 in the first year. Apparently, he has already bought another company – when asked how he managed all this, he said, ‘there’s no magical forumla to business, it takes hard work, determination and the drive to do something great’.

Well he sure has managed that – brilliant work Christian.

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: