Do we remember what we were doing at the age of three? I bet, a lot of us don't even remember being a 3-year-old in our lives. But, there's someone out there who did not only fIN his first company at the age of three but has also earned the profit.
Do you know what's more inspiring about his business? It keeps our environment clean and fresh to give us a better lifestyle. If this story doesn't inspire you, then nothing ever will.
In 2012, a little kid, Ryan Hickman worked along with his father to the local recycling hub and drawn in a few small containers of cans and bottles.
Pretty soon the 3-year-old chose 'to recycle' as his future. After traveling to the recycling center, Ryan expressed his mother and father that he needed to give empty synthetic packets to all the next-door-neighbor and possibly they would keep their recyclables for him.
The local neighbors not only saved their cans and bottles for Ryan but they also motivated their friends and relatives to keep it for Ryan Hickman, and what happened next will amaze you!
The passion Ryan has for recycling is wonderful. He gives a part of every week ordering bottles and cans from his clients and prepares them to get to the recycling center.
In the short span of time, Ryan has given an interview to hundreds of radio stations around the planet. He has featured on CNN, FOX News, CNBC, and much more like Voice of America. However, the most precious moment for Ryan remains when he appeared on Ellen DeGeneres Show.
At this show, he talked openly about what it's like to be a kid and to run a business of your own. And at the same time, he's concerned about the environment around us, and animals.
Ryan says, "People ask my parents all the time- what sort of things that Ryan recycles."
His parents always reply "plastic and glass beverage bottles as well as aluminum cans."
Ryan, who started this business way back in 2012 is now a 7-year-old entrepreneur. He is the President of the company he founded; Ryan Recycling Company.
In this short span of time, Ryan has recycled almost 200,000 bottles and cans which have earned him the income of $21,000.
"Starting your own business isn't that hard. What I'm doing keep bottles and cans out of the ocean that helps the environment."- Ryan Hickman.
If you wish to help, Ryan is recycling the plastic bottles and cans to save the environment, click here and schedule a pickup.
Ryan, you are an inspiration!
That's all, folks!