An 11-year-old planning a retirement party for their 12th birthday? How things have changed!
Pixie Curtis, an 11-year-old millionaire, is no ordinary kid just planning their fun-filled birthday party with friends.
The young Australian-born entrepreneur is planning a go-away party to step away from her booming business and focus on school.
Curtis, the CEO of her toy company, Pixie’s Fidgets, shared a video on Instagram where she displays her birthday party guests’ goodie-bags — with each filled with skincare essentials and glow lip treatments worth over $50.
The bags Curtis shows off, sponsored by luxury Australian beauty brand MCoBeauty, contain a six-piece brush set costing $20, bronzing drops worth $16, a 2-in-1 glow lip treatment priced at $7, and lip balm that also costs $7.
Curtis’ mother, Roxy Jacenko, gave her CEO daughter the idea to plan the retirement party after she emphasized to her the importance of learning how to balance education and entrepreneurship.
Curtis founded the company, Pixie’s Fidgets, with her mom in 2021, and is already being recognized for seeing major profits in her business.
The kid-millionaire started out selling bows and then went onto launch her fidget spinner business during the pandemic, amassing her a multimillion-dollar empire.
Curtis often shares her extravagant, expensive lifestyle on Instagram, where she has over 130,000 followers.
Repliers leaving comments under the video Curtis posted of the goodie bags couldn’t get over the fact she was planning the retirement party.
“Oh wow! For my 12th I had a McDonald’s party back in the day. How things have changed,” one replier said.
“Omg my parents would of never let me wear make-up at 11; at 41, I don’t [even] wear make-up,” another commented.
On the other hand, some users expressed eye-raising comments about young Curtis’ expensive lifestyle.
“Blablablabla … Go be a kid…,” one grumpy commenter said. “Listen to yourself trying to be an adult, those nails, make up, the car … Seriously???”
Another user even went on a mini-rant, taking a shot at Curtis’ presence on social media.
“Isn’t anyone disturbed by an 11 year old constantly promoting things that are designed for adults???,” the commenter replied. “Let’s just stop and really think about what this represents about this generation and encourage our kids to be kids not marketing machines!”
As of 2023, the 11-year-old millionaire earns more than $133,000 every month, according to News.com.au — as she occasionally flaunts her luxurious lifestyle on social media.
Curtis even revealed she owns a Mercedes Benz, though of course the 11-year-old cannot legally drive.
Jacenko sparked controversy nearly two years ago when the mother bought then-10-year-old the vehicle.
Many parents fired shots at the mother on social media, calling out Curtis for being too young to live the luxurious lifestyle she showcases.
There seems to be a theme of young bosses in training making millions, though
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Benyamin Ahmed, an eighth grader, said he managed to do it all within a year.
Initially, Ahmed said he wanted to keep quiet about his success, though once his story gained traction — he realized his profits were being recognized around the the world.