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KHQ.COM - 16-year-old Ben Pasternak was living with his family in Australia 6-months-ago, but now he's living on his own his New York City. He's already worth millions thanks to his company and social app that just launched worldwide. It's called Flogg and it's basically "Instagram meets E-bay" allowing teens to sell belongings to their friends.

Pasternak created his first app at age 15 and after it was downloaded more that 3 million times, the tech world took note. His parents weren't on board at first with their son dropping out of high school in the 10th grade, but when companies like Google and Facebook started asking to meet with Pasternak and investors started throwing money at him, they warmed up to the idea, knowing that in the tech world, things change so rapidly, an opportunity today may not be there tomorrow. 

Pasternak now is managing a staff of seven people who are all in their late teens or early twenties but for him, the business isn't the hard part. Remembering to eat and pay his bills have proven a little more difficult. 

In an interview with the New York Post, Pasternak also talked about other problems that come with being a minor living in the Big Apple alone. Yes, he may have millions of dollars, but his parents have to co-sign for everything. He recently left his debit card in a cab and when he went to the bank to get a replacement, they wouldn't give him one until his parents approved. "So as of right now I have access to $0.”
 

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