Jordan Williams
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Some might say that Jordan Williams is a natural-born entrepreneur.

The Atlanta native started his first business at 10 years of age with Kids Toys Inc. Years later, the resourceful teen and his friend Brandon Iverson founded a clothing line, Young Moguls Brand.

The 2015 Young Futurist has since gone on to be selected for the Disney Dreamers Academy—a selective leadership program for exceptional high school students across the United States—and was featured on The Steve Harvey Show. Now a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, Jordan Williams studies business at the Wharton School.

Williams continues to work on Young Moguls Brand and hopes to be an inspiration to the next generation of moguls.


Every year, The Root selects 25 young people, ages 15-22, who excel in science, business, the arts, environmental work or social justice. Here is an update on Williams, a 2015 Young Futurist.