Free Enterprise Staff  | January 2, 2015

A Thriving Company’s Secret Weapon? Its CEO Is 10

From women business leaders to company founders aged 30 and older, we like to cover all kinds of entrepreneurs. That’s why we couldn’t help but do a double take when we read about Cory Nieves, a fledgling entrepreneur with a unique story all his own.

Nieves is the founder and chief executive of Mr. Cory’s Cookies, a company that sells all kinds of preservative-free, natural cookies. He’s also not yet in middle school—he’s only 10 years old.

What’s even more striking about Nieves, however, is that he founded his eponymous company five years ago when he was in kindergarten. Under his watchful eye, Mr. Cory’s Cookies has grown impressively over the past few years and now sells roughly 1,000 cookies each weekend, Nieves’s mother, Lisa Howard, told CBS News.