This 11-Year-Old Just Landed A Multi-Million-Dollar Deal With Whole Foods
In my entire career of running lemonade stands as a kid, I think I made a total of 10 dollars -- maybe 12. I thought that was pretty good once you consider inflation and rising lemon prices.
Turns out, I'm pathetic compared to 11-year-old lemonade mogul Mikaila Ulmer, who recently landed a multi-million-dollar deal with Whole Foods to sell her product at 55 different locations.
How the actual f*ck did that happen? Well, a little while back, Mikaila launched BeeSweet, a flaxseed-based lemonade, which uses honey from local bees. Apparently, she had an encounter with a bee at a young age and was instantly fascinated.
Oh yeah, and she killed her pitch on "Shark Tank."
BeeSweet has a mission in mind, too, which involves reviving decimated bee populations. In an interview with NBC, Mikaila said,
Last year, beekeepers lost 40 percent of all their hives. Bees are dying.
She then went on to quote Albert Einstein because she's that much of a baller:
If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left.
That fact is as real as the cold, hard cash Mikaila rakes in.
Damn! You go, Mikaila!
Please excuse me now while I quietly sob over my wasted potential.