This 11-Year-Old Millionaire Says She’s Retiring When She Turns 12

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Pixie Curtis, an 11-year-old entrepreneur and millionaire, is making headlines with her unconventional birthday plans. Instead of the typical celebration, she’s opting for a retirement party, signaling a break from her multimillion-dollar toy business, Pixie’s Fidgets, to focus on education. Curtis, who started her business during the pandemic, is known for her extravagant lifestyle and lucrative earnings, raising eyebrows and sparking a debate on the balance between childhood and entrepreneurship.

Curtis, the CEO of Pixie’s Fidgets, recently shared a video on Instagram showcasing the lavish goodie bags for her birthday party guests, each containing skincare essentials and glow lip treatments from luxury Australian beauty brand MCoBeauty, with a total value exceeding $50.

 

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The idea for the retirement party came from Curtis’ mother, Roxy Jacenko, who emphasized the importance of balancing education and business for the young CEO. Curtis started her entrepreneurial journey by selling bows and later ventured into the fidget spinner business, quickly turning it into a multimillion-dollar empire.

While some applaud Curtis for her business acumen and success, others express concern about her early exposure to an expensive lifestyle. Comments on social media range from amazement at the lavish party plans to criticism for Curtis appearing too mature for her age.

“Oh wow! For my 12th I had a McDonald’s party back in the day. How things have changed,” one person remarked.

“Isn’t anyone disturbed by an 11-year-old constantly promoting things that are designed for adults???,” an angrier commenter replied. “Let’s just stop and really think about what this represents about this generation and encourage our kids to be kids not marketing machines!”

Hear more about the party in the video below.

As of 2023, Curtis reportedly earns over $133,000 monthly and owns a Mercedes Benz, despite being legally too young to drive. Her mother faced criticism for the purchase, reigniting debates about children in the spotlight and their access to wealth.

Pixie Curtis joins the ranks of young entrepreneurs, with stories like Benyamin Ahmed, a 12-year-old self-made millionaire who amassed a crypto wallet worth approximately $1 million through NFT trading in just one year. As these stories unfold, questions arise about the impact of early success on the childhood experiences of these young business prodigies.

Is the rise of young millionaires a celebration of entrepreneurship or a concerning trend impacting childhood innocence?