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This Founder's On Track To Hit $1.2M In Revenue This Year All While Working Toward Her MBA

Destiny’s Child may have set the tone for a whole new wave of independence for women like Wilglory Tanjong. According to CNBC Make It, Tanjong is a full-time MBA student at the University of Pennsylvania and serves as the founder and CEO of a luxury purse brand, Anima Iris, all at the tender age of 25. Upon launching in 2020, the brand has reportedly raked in more than $725,000, catching the likes of Beyoncé herself. But, how does one manage to achieve such success at a young age? Well, first, Tajong did not start her business for financial gain but instead wanted to use it to honor her personal and ancestral background. “[Anima Iris] was a therapeutic project that was just making me happy,” Tanjong shared with CNBC Make It. “I’ve always been a very fashionable person. People always ask me, ‘Where’d you get this? Where’d you get that?’ And then I realized, ‘Hey, maybe people will just buy [products] from me.’”

Jan 25, 2022