11-year-old girl who makes '$132,000 a month' retiring to focus on school
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Get ready to feel bad about your life choices, as an 11-year-old girl who makes up to $132,000 a month is 'semi-retiring' to focus on school.
It gives a whole new meaning to the idea of early retirement.
Most of us could only dream of departing work in our 40s or 50s, with government benefits in the US not starting until the ripe old age of 67.
But for the entrepreneurial young Pixie Curtis, she's able to step back before her 12th birthday.
The Aussie schoolgirl has enjoyed financial success after launching a multi-million-dollar empire through Pixie's Pix, an online shop selling a range of accessories.
Although the business really took off during the pandemic when the 11-year-old started selling fidget toys, she's now 'semi-retiring' to focus on her schoolwork.
Speaking to news.com.au, Pixie's PR mogul mum and manager Roxy Jacenko revealed that her daughter's fidget business made AU $200,000 (US $132,000) in its first month.
It has proved so successful, Pixie could technically retire at 15 years old as a millionaire.
And it will come as no surprise that the young tycoon has enjoyed the fruits of her fortune, including a lavish birthday party that cost a reported AU $40,000 (US $26,000).
Pixie also owns a AU $270,000 (US $178,000) Mercedes Benz Gl, despite the fact that she's years away from being able to drive it.
You might wonder why she'd want to step away from such an accomplished business – but with high school just around the corner, she's hoping to graduate before making any major life decisions.
What's more, it doesn't mean the end for her company.
Mum Roxy explained: "In short, over the past few months, we have been discussing the business plans going forward as a family and decided that while it has been an amazing journey starting some three years ago, it was time to refocus with high school just around the corner.
"While the Pixie’s Pix online store will remain, it will go back to how it began in 2011 – as the best destination for children’s hair accessories and hair bows known as Pixie’s Bows."
She said this is something they will 'manage together', but it just means there'll be less 'time and pressure' on Pixie.
Which, I think we can all agree, is pretty damn savvy and is probably one of the many reasons she's been able to experience such success.
The mum and daughter duo decided to mark the next chapter in Pixie's life by sending Pixie's accessories to those in need.
The outlet explained that Main Facilities, a NSW government contractor, recently spent AU $30,000 (US $20,000) on the shop's stock that will be sent to children's non-profits including Bear Cottage, Ronald McDonald House, Little Wings and Vinnies.