Teenage entrepreneur, Wesley Ross, heard America’s call and he answered. The sixteen-year-old, CEO of NorthStar Dynamics, bids on and fulfills government contracts for Coronavirus PPE Equipment and more.
From his XBox and Lego laden desk, Ross was able to track down masks in a Chinese factory, procuring the coveted products for far less than anyone expected.
“I got them for 41 cents per mask,” he said proudly in an interview with twincities.com. Ross was quick to be able to provide 50,000 disposable three-ply masks immediately. “My goal with the masks was to get them to the public as fast as possible,” he said. He donated 250 masks for every 1,000 masks he sold, and gave 25 percent of his revenue for Coronavirus relief.
The saavy budding businessman also said in the interview, “I have always tried to do big things. I was not meant to be an everyday high-schooler.”
The high school junior bids on contracts that are too small to where most businesses would ignore. He’s not fulfilling government contracts in the billions, but he’s definitely well underway. Last month’s sales for Ross totaled $10,000.
Ross has been in business for himself a long time. His mother remembers that he started selling rubber band bracelets at seven-years-old. And at 15, he sold electronics, making over $5,000 one summer. Yet, he didn’t become truly serious about business until he watched the 2016 movie, War Dogs.
“I saw Jonah Hill in that movie, and I said, ‘I do not need to sell electronics.’ It was mind-blowing for me.”
With no startup capital, experience, but plenty of confidence, Ross followed Hill’s lead and started NorthStar Dynamics and got certified as a small and minority-owned business. Ross’s largest contract was for $115,000 to deliver gravel to a military base. Now, Ross clears about $3,500 a month, allowing him to hire two other high school students to help with the business.
The NorthStar Dynamics website is a one-stop-shop for businesses and individuals, boasting over 200 products for sale.
Ross is unquestionably one extraordinary teenager, proving that in the business world, it looks like age is just a number that doesn’t have a grip on success. Cannot wait to see what is next for this outstanding young man.