During the year of 2016 I spent hundreds of hours searching for vulnerabilities on Yahoo, Twitter, Facebook, PayPal, eBay, Microsoft, and dozens of other platforms. In this short time-frame I was recognized for being in the top 50 hackers on Yahoo, awarded bounties from Twitter and PayPal, then published in the hall of fame for eBay and Microsoft.
As a side venture over the summer of 2016 I began an eCommerce platform to sell watches outsourced from different countries. The project began with just me, but eventually turned into a partnership. I sold my share after the school year began. I was just sixteen years old at this time.