"Investing" for most 12-year-olds usually means chipping in on a large pizza together, or, if you're really ambitious, maybe you all put up money for a communal video game. Mikaila Ulmer is not like most 12-year-olds. According to the Houston Chronicle, the founder of Me & The Bees Lemonade just received an investment of $810,000 from several NFL players.
Former Texans running back Arian Foster is leading a group of former and current NFL players to invest in the lemonade company which uses a family flaxseed recipe and adds honey as a sweetener. A portion of the profits are put toward companies which preserve bees -- which, if you haven't heard, are dying at an alarming rate and are essential to our ecosystem.
Me & the Bees Lemonade gained national attention after Ulmer's appearance on Shark Tank, and the company has since partnered with Whole Foods in a reported $11 million deal.
Making millions, working with a team of NFL players, and helping save the world -- all at the age of 12. Excuse me while I go try to figure out where my life went terribly wrong.