Here at Peters Magazine, we believe that the children are the future, and we pride ourselves on recognizing the outstanding achievements of young entrepreneurs of all ages. With our annual, award-winning “Ten Under Ten” feature, we celebrate the most successful leaders in the worlds of business, politics, and entertainment under the age of ten. It’s been a big year for these enterprising youngsters. More than ever before, small children are stepping up and showing us that success is not just for grownups anymore. Compiling this list was no simple task with so many precocious power players out there in the world, but we’re confident that these ten fresh-faced enfant terribles are the crème de la crème.
10. Barron Trump
At just ten years old, this little real estate scion is already showing signs of becoming a huge success! According to the Hollywood Reporter, Barron has an entire floor of his parents’ Manhattan penthouse to himself, and he moisturizes every night with caviar. Wow! How many of his classmates can say that? Also, isn’t he just the cutest? Don’t you just wanna squeeze his little cheeks? We sure do!
9. North West
Is there a more fashionable kid on earth than North “Nori” West? Not that we know of! Every time we see her, she always seems to be rocking another stunning new look from another A-list designer. Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, the list goes on! With such a strong fashion sense at just three years old, you just know she’s destined for greatness. Plus, would ya look at her? She’s so freakin’ cute! We just wanna squeeze her!
8. Saint West
Sorry, Nori, but there’s a new West in town. You had two whole years to be the baby, and now it’s your brother’s turn. He’ll get all the attention from now on, and you’re just gonna have to deal with it! Sorry, but that’s how it works. Time to grow up, little lady. Anyway, at just one year old, Saint West is simply adorable and we just can’t believe how tiny his little hands are.
7. Knox and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt
At just eight years old, these twins are already two of the wealthiest kids in the world. What’s their secret? Beats us! And speaking of things we’d like to know, how in the heck did they get to be so darn cute? [Editor’s note: Some have questioned the wisdom of our choice to have Mr. and Ms. Jolie-Pitt share a single spot on this year’s list. But in light of the controversy in previous years over our awarding as many as six out of ten spots to members of the Jolie-Pitt family, the Peters editorial staff has decided that this would be for the best. We know that this won’t please everybody, but nevertheless we stand by our decision.]
6. Charlotte Clinton-Mezvinsky
Most people wouldn’t think that a toddler could have much of an impact on politics, but little Charlotte is here to prove them wrong. At just two years old, the young heir to the Clinton political dynasty was reportedly a major asset to her grandma’s presidential campaign, providing Secretary Clinton with some much needed encouragement on the campaign trail. Look out, America, we’ve got another political superstar in the making. And we just can’t get over how adorable she is!
5. Blue Ivy Carter
The first child of Hollywood power couple Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and Beyoncé “Bey” Knowles-Carter this little diva took her first bath in a $5,200 Swarovski crystal tub. If that’s not luxury, then we don’t know what is. Now, at just five years old, Blue Ivy is a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. She even has her own Instagram account, which we just can’t get enough of. What a cutie!
4. Maxima Chan Zuckerberg
At just one year old, Maxima “Max” Chan Zuckerberg is already poised to be one of the most successful business leaders in Silicon Valley, and maybe the world! Since the time of her birth, Max has been benefitted from her very own tax shelter, meaning she just might be able to avoid paying any taxes for her entire life. An astonishing achievement for someone who was literally just born. There’s no telling what this li’l tycoon will do next, but we’re sure it’ll be cute as heck!
3. Bo and Sunny Obama
Is there any family more heartwarming, breathtaking, and majestic than the Obamas? It’s been our great pleasure to watch those beautiful, inspiring Obama daughters grow up before our very eyes. Now that they’ve blossomed into two brilliant, elegant young women, they’re sadly no longer eligible, but this list would simply not be complete without honoring our departing First Family. And it is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to the two youngest Obamas, the First Dog Bo Obama and his younger sister Sunny Obama. At just eight and four years old, these Portuguese Water Dogs are no strangers to controversy, but who could stay mad at those precious little faces? Who’s a cute little puppy? They are! Yes, they are. Oh, yes, they are. [Editor’s note: Please don’t email us about the “dog years” thing. We know, okay? WE KNOW. This issue has been the subject of many long debates around the office, and quite frankly, we’re all a little tired of hearing about it.]
2. Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
At just one year old, this Royal Baby is already accumulating a very impressive estate. For her first birthday, Princess Charlotte received lavish gifts from 64 different countries around the world, including a a diamond-studded white gold toy rattle valued approximately $44,000. Barely old enough to crawl, and this lovable little princess is already getting novelty gifts that are worth more than many families earn in an entire year. It’s so refreshing to see that some young people these days still have an appreciation for the finer things. It is nearly incomprehensible to us how so much class and so much poise can be possessed by one tiny, perfect, angelic human. We don’t know what we’d do if we ever had the honor of meeting Her Royal Highness in person. We’re already crying and on the verge of a panic attack just thinking about it.
1. His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge
This was not an easy call, ladies and gentlemen. There were many heated arguments around the office—and a few physical altercations—over the big decision. We heard some strong points in favor of giving the younger Princess Charlotte a turn in the number-one spot, but ultimately it was determined that, since she’s only fourth in line for the throne and Prince George, at just three years old, is third in line, it simply would not be proper to place him below his younger sister. So, for the third year in a row, the original Royal Baby, George Alexander Louis of the House of Windsor, is officially the best, most valuable prepubescent child in the whole wide world. It’s no secret that we absolutely adore His Royal Highness—known to occasionally hold court in his pyjamas, this little guy’s unique flair for fashion has inspired a global phenomenon called the “Prince George effect.” Gosh, we’re just so proud of this wonderful boy. A truly incredible young man, perhaps the most potent specimen of man to ever walk the earth. Magnificent. Transcendent. Godlike. Sheer divine perfection finally realized in human form. We love this Holy Child more than our own sniveling, rotten children, and we would do anything for him, even if it meant giving our own lives. God bless you and save you, Prince George. We are not worthy.