Super Business Girl

November 3, 2017
SAMPSON CUNNINGHAM

ASIA NEWSON starts each weekday at 5:00 a.m. First, the 14-year-old helps her sister get ready for school. Then she eats breakfast and hops on a school bus in Detroit, Michigan, her hometown. After school, Asia stays for dance or choir practice. But the action really begins when she finally gets home.

Every day, Asia transforms herself into Super Business Girl. She is the CEO of the company, which sells homemade candles. Asia started it when she was just 5 years old. After appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2015, her sales grew very quickly.

Asia says her financial goal this year is to make $100,000. She sets goals to help herself develop into a better entrepreneur. But she also wants to empower other kids. "If I teach other children in my community how to make their own money, it will help them in the long run," Asia told TFK.