Moziah Bridges, a Memphis-born fashion executive all of 13 years old, was recently named one of Time magazine’s 30 Most Influential Teens of 2015.
Moziah, founder and CEO of Mo’s Bows — a collection of handmade bows and men accessories — started his company at age 9, building it up to where he appeared last fall on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” the popular reality show in which business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs pitch ideas to wealthy investors.
“I believe that I can make more happiness by making more bow ties,” said the stylish tyke, who wears a suit and tie whenever possible and has insisted on dressing himself since he was 4 years old.
During his “Shark Tank” appearance, Moziah was able to ink a deal with one of the show’s investors, FUBU founder and multimillionaire Damon John, who has helped him grow Mo’s Bows into a $200,000-a-year business.
Moziah, who supplied the 2015 NBA draft class with bow ties for their big night, also has licensing deals with Cole Haan, Neiman Marcus and others, thanks in part to John, who’s become his mentor and partner.