(BUSINESS INSIDER) — Last week, 19-year-old John Meyer dropped out of a prestigious university computer-science program to work full time on his tech startup, Fresco News.
His parents weren't happy at first. He was attending NYU where his mom was a professor, he told Business Insider.
But they eventually came around to support him, because they had to admit: Meyer is already a successful independent computer programmer. He's been writing apps since his freshman year in high school, 2008, after teaching himself the programming language Objective C.
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And he's been making money at it since his sophomore year of high school, he says.
"Money-wise, I've been pretty fortunate. I've been able to support myself since just a year after I got started," he said.