Is Brandon Evertz The Next Mark Zuckerberg? After Turning $500 Into $570 Million, We Think So

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To put things in to perspective, at 33-years-old, Mark Zuckerberg is worth $56 billion dollars as the founder and CEO of Facebook. For someone to even whisper that you're the next Zuckerberg is the perhaps the highest compliment any entrepreneur can receive. While Brandon Evertz should consider himself lucky, he's definitely earned that reputation fair and square. At just 19 years old, Brandon turned a loan of $500 from his father into a now estimated $570 million. Question is, how did he do it?

In the interview below with Fox Business Brandon explains how he launched his company, Big Review, a TV platform that integrates multi-media to provide a go to hub for people to search, view and review businesses, events and destinations. Big Review operates in seven countries and hosts more than 30,000 user-created videos. In Brandon's words, it's a "video-version of TripAdvisor."

With Brandon dominating the Australian market, you might be wondering, "What about the U.S.?" Turns out, he's already got that covered. He explains:

"We actually [have] been in the U.S. for 12 months now and we have over 1,500 businesses so far and then we recently acquired a business called Tipsly,” he said. “The acquisition was really to help beef up our tech for mobile applications and what came with that acquisition is a 100,000 SME relationships in the U.S. So, what we are going to start to do is on-sale our prescription model packages into those in the next 24 months.”

We don't know about you guys, but we think Brandon is a real inspiration to young entrepreneurs and business owners out there looking to find their way in a cut-throat industry. Which, let's face it, whether it's tech, fashion, or freakin' candles — business is business and it's a dog-eat-dog world. Brandon's advice? Find the right investors and the rest is smooth-sailing (well, sort of).

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