Genius Brands International, the creators of Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaire’s Club, announced the winners of the 4th annual Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club Grow Your Own Business Challenge, sponsored by the Fairholme Foundation. The Individual Winner is Miroslav Bergam, 14, of Short Hills, N.J., and the group winner is Team Keep Track Sticky Back, consisting of Emily Harkins, 12, and Bryn Hansen, 11, of Omaha, Neb.
Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club Grow Your Own Business Challenge Announces Grand Prize Winners
Genius Brands International (GBI) has launched its 4th Annual Secret Millionaires Club Grow Your Own Business Challenge. The national online competition was created to encourage kids to be entrepreneurial and to practice good financial habits from an early age.
Kids ages 7 to 14 are invited to submit original business ideas for consideration in the competition. Five individuals and three groups will be selected as finalists to present their ideas to Warren Buffett and a panel of VIP judges next May.
Grand prize winners will each be awarded $5,000 and invited to nominate a teacher who was most inspirational in the process to win up to $1,000. Full rules and entry instructions are available at www.smckids.com.
Warren Buffett’s TV and online series, Secret Millionaires Club, continues to expand with the introduction of Business in a Box. It is an all-new product, from A Squared Entertainment, that teaches kids the fundamentals of financial literacy through interactive play. The kit includes toys, activities, and DVDs. It is now available for preorder exclusively at toysrus.com and will be available in stores later this month.
Business in a Box, created in partnership with TCG, will launch exclusively at Toys “R” Us with two kit options that provide children with everything they need to create a lemonade stand or a car wash, including a DVD with episodes from the animated Secret Millionaires Club series, as well as a booklet with business tips from Mr. Buffett.
A2 Entertainment will premiere Secret Millionaire’s Club, a new animated series inspired by the teachings of Warren Buffett, at this year’s annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting on May 1. Created in partnership by A2 and AOL, Secret Millionaires Club teaches kids about finance through a series of webisodes, online games, and other activities.
The show tells the story of four kids who save their community center by selling old baseball memorabilia. Little did they know, the memorabilia was worth millions, and after paying off their creditors the kids turn to Buffett (who voices himself in the series) to help them manage their newfound wealth. The animated Buffett teaches the group about business and how the world around them works, exploring concepts such as supply and demand, the importance of location, pursuing your dreams, understanding the best investment you can make is in yourself, and more.