SOURCE: Farrah Gray Publishing FGP Books

September 14, 2010 10:00 ET

Farrah Gray and Mark Zuckerberg Make the MSN.com's Young Tycoons List

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - September 14, 2010) - One of only eight successful young people, Farrah Gray was featured in the UK MSN.com's "Teen Tycoons Youngsters Who Struck it Big" article (August 20, 2010). Also among the list was Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg and numerous other men and women who made their fortunes before age twenty-one from selling eyeglasses to building mega online communities.

Gray was raised in the impoverished South side of Chicago defying his odds by becoming a self-made millionaire by age fourteen.

He at six years old sold home-made body lotion and his own hand-painted rocks as book-ends door-to-door. At age seven, he was carrying business cards reading "21st Century CEO." At eight, Gray became co-founder of Urban Neighborhood Enterprise Economic Club on Chicago's South side which was the forerunner of New Early Entrepreneur Wonders (NE2W), the flagship organization he opened on Wall Street as the youngest person to have an office on Wall Street. NE2W enlisted, educated and engaged "at-risk" youth by creating and developing legal ways for them to acquire additional income.

Between the ages of twelve and sixteen, Gray founded and operated business ventures that included KIDZTEL pre-paid phone cards, the One Stop Mail Boxes & More franchise and The Teenscope "Youth AM/FM" interactive teen talk show. Gray was also Executive Producer of a comedy show on the Las Vegas Strip and owner of Farr-Out Foods, "Way-Out Food with a Twist," which generated orders of its Strawberry-Vanilla syrup product exceeding $1.5 million.

Gray went on to buy a controlling stake in Inner City Broadcasting Corporation's (ICBC) InnerCity Magazine. ICBC is the largest privately-held radio broadcasting company in the United States that primarily targets African-Americans.

Now, at 26, he is an inspiration to millions and an international bestselling author. Gray's books, "Reallionaire," "Get Real Get Rich" and "The Truth Shall Make You Rich," have been translated into nine languages and selling in 20 countries.

Gray is the CEO of Farrah Gray Publishing which is distributed by HCI Books, which published the world famous #1 New York Times, USA Today and Guinness Book of World Records; best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Chicken Soup for the Soul has sold more than 112 million copies, with titles translated into more than 40 languages.

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