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25th Jun '16 3:14:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* The little girl, Susie, in a Verizon commercial. She uses her father's cell phone to turn her lemonade stand into a thriving corporate business.
* The baby from the E*Trade commercials who acts as a hyper-competent stock guru.
* This seems pretty popular in advertising. In the UK, a series of TV ads for Velvet toilet paper have featured a computer-animated baby as managing director of a company producing that product, lecturing the adult staff on its qualities. The effect is a bit weird.

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* The little girl, Susie, in a Verizon commercial. She uses her father's cell phone to turn her lemonade stand into a thriving corporate business.
business.
* The baby from the E*Trade commercials who acts as a hyper-competent stock guru.
guru.
* This seems pretty popular in advertising. In the UK, a series of TV ads for Velvet toilet paper have featured a computer-animated baby as managing director of a company producing that product, lecturing the adult staff on its qualities. The effect is a bit weird.



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* Imonoyama Nokoru from ''Manga/CLAMPSchoolDetectives'', the son of the Imonoyama zaibatsu, is the student council president of the elementary school brunch of a very elite school in which the student council acts almost like the directors of the school. And he also was said to be the head of physics department in his family business.
* Seto Kaiba in ''Anime/YuGiOh''. He won Kaiba Corp from his step-dad when he was a child, and turned it from a weapons-manufacturer to the major provider of the game's central Children's Card Game.

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* Imonoyama Nokoru from ''Manga/CLAMPSchoolDetectives'', the son of the Imonoyama zaibatsu, is the student council president of the elementary school brunch of a very elite school in which the student council acts almost like the directors of the school. And he also was said to be the head of physics department in his family business.
business.
* Seto Kaiba in ''Anime/YuGiOh''. He won Kaiba Corp from his step-dad when he was a child, and turned it from a weapons-manufacturer to the major provider of the game's central Children's Card Game.



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* ''LittleBigLeague'': Preteen boy becomes owner of the [[{{Baseball}} Minnesota Twins]].
* ''TheKidFromLeftField'': Preteen baseball manager.
* As mentioned earlier, ''Film/RichieRich''.

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* ''LittleBigLeague'': Preteen boy becomes owner of the [[{{Baseball}} Minnesota Twins]].
Twins]].
* ''TheKidFromLeftField'': Preteen baseball manager.
manager.
* As mentioned earlier, ''Film/RichieRich''.



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* "The Admiral" from ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' fits this trope, being only 5 years old.

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* "The Admiral" from ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' fits this trope, being only 5 years old.



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* Ayla from the WhateleyUniverse. Only in his teens, and he already owns Marvel. Helps that he was being groomed by parents who ran a corportation. Still suffers from the Trust issue. Also, he independently PURCHASED marvel.

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* ''TheSimpsons'': [[ShowWithinAShow A show seen on TV]] is "Admiral Baby", about a baby in command of the Sixth Fleet.

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* Ayla from the WhateleyUniverse. Only in his teens, and he already owns Marvel. Helps that he was being groomed by parents who ran a corportation. Still suffers from the Trust issue. Also, he independently PURCHASED marvel.

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marvel.

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* ''TheSimpsons'': [[ShowWithinAShow A show seen on TV]] is "Admiral Baby", about a baby in command of the Sixth Fleet.



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* 14-year-old Sindhuja Rajaraman is the CEO of Seppan Company, an animation firm in Chennai, India.

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* 14-year-old Sindhuja Rajaraman is the CEO of Seppan Company, an animation firm in Chennai, India.


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17th Jun '16 11:58:15 PM Doug86
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* The villains of ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}: Schism'' are a quartet of obscenely rich kids around 12 years old, the leader of whom takes over for his [[SelfMadeOrphan late]] father as CEO of the company that manufactures Sentinels.
* Averted with {{ComicBook/Batman}}, who as eight-year-old orphan Bruce Wayne becomes a ward - either of Alfred or family friend Dr. Leslie Tompkins, depending on the era - while the Wayne Corporation falls under control of its board. Some stories have it with Bruce dealing with inter-company corruption when he becomes old enough to gain controlling status.

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* The villains of ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}: ''ComicBook/XMen: Schism'' are a quartet of obscenely rich kids around 12 years old, the leader of whom takes over for his [[SelfMadeOrphan late]] father as CEO of the company that manufactures Sentinels.
* Averted with {{ComicBook/Batman}}, Franchise/{{Batman}}, who as eight-year-old orphan Bruce Wayne becomes a ward - either of Alfred or family friend Dr. Leslie Tompkins, depending on the era - while the Wayne Corporation falls under control of its board. Some stories have it with Bruce dealing with inter-company corruption when he becomes old enough to gain controlling status.
status.
21st Mar '16 11:08:59 AM marcoasalazarm
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%%Not sure this one counts%%* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': Mesektet looks very young indeed to be controlling a law-firm, though it is unlikely she's actually a young child; she definitely doesn't talk like one.

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%%Not sure this one counts%%* * ''Series/{{Angel}}'': Mesektet looks very young indeed to be controlling a law-firm, though it although she is unlikely she's actually a young child; she definitely doesn't talk like one.an Avatar of the "Partners".




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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': United States President Quentin Trembley appointed ''babies'' to all of the chairs of the Supreme Court. Then again, he ''was'' completely demented...
16th Mar '16 12:54:08 AM murlough23
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* ''SaturdayNightLive'' takes this to a ridiculous extreme with "Baby CEO", who has the voice, face, and apparent mental capacity of a grown man, but the body and mannerisms of an infant.
1st Jan '16 1:13:00 PM rjd1922
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* The little girl, Susie, in a Verizon commercial]]. She uses her father's cell phone to turn her lemonade stand into a thriving corporate business.

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* The little girl, Susie, in a Verizon commercial]].commercial. She uses her father's cell phone to turn her lemonade stand into a thriving corporate business.
21st Oct '15 10:46:04 AM Willbyr
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* Imonoyama Nokoru from ''ClampSchoolDetectives'', the son of the Imonoyama zaibatsu, is the student council president of the elementary school brunch of a very elite school in which the student council acts almost like the directors of the school. And he also was said to be the head of physics department in his family business.

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* Imonoyama Nokoru from ''ClampSchoolDetectives'', ''Manga/CLAMPSchoolDetectives'', the son of the Imonoyama zaibatsu, is the student council president of the elementary school brunch of a very elite school in which the student council acts almost like the directors of the school. And he also was said to be the head of physics department in his family business.



* Natsu Tanimoto (aka Hermit) in ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' was one when he was younger, due to his adopted father dying and leaving him with control of the company. In a rather cruel but realistic twist, the company's managers and lawyers immediately conspired together to trick the young Tanimoto into signing over control of the company and its assets to them. It's implied that this stopped soon after Tanimoto was taken in by "The Great Sage Fist", as he's still fairly wealthy at the time of the series.

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* Natsu Tanimoto (aka Hermit) in ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' was one when he was younger, due to his adopted father dying and leaving him with control of the company. In a rather cruel but realistic twist, the company's managers and lawyers immediately conspired together to trick the young Tanimoto into signing over control of the company and its assets to them. It's implied that this stopped soon after Tanimoto was taken in by "The Great Sage Fist", as he's still fairly wealthy at the time of the series.
11th Sep '15 6:37:03 PM wittylibrarian
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* Averted with {{ComicBook/Batman Bruce Wayne}}, who as an eight-year-old orphan becomes a ward - either of Alfred or family friend Dr. Leslie Tompkins, depending on the era - while the Wayne Corporation falls under control of its board. Some stories have it with Bruce dealing with inter-company corruption when he becomes old enough to gain controlling status.

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* Averted with {{ComicBook/Batman Bruce Wayne}}, {{ComicBook/Batman}}, who as an eight-year-old orphan Bruce Wayne becomes a ward - either of Alfred or family friend Dr. Leslie Tompkins, depending on the era - while the Wayne Corporation falls under control of its board. Some stories have it with Bruce dealing with inter-company corruption when he becomes old enough to gain controlling status.
11th Sep '15 6:36:19 PM wittylibrarian
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* Averted with [[ComicBook/Batman Bruce Wayne]], who as an eight-year-old orphan becomes a ward - either of Alfred or family friend Dr. Leslie Tompkins, depending on the era - while the Wayne Corporation falls under control of its board. Some stories have it with Bruce dealing with inter-company corruption when he becomes old enough to gain controlling status.

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* Averted with [[ComicBook/Batman {{ComicBook/Batman Bruce Wayne]], Wayne}}, who as an eight-year-old orphan becomes a ward - either of Alfred or family friend Dr. Leslie Tompkins, depending on the era - while the Wayne Corporation falls under control of its board. Some stories have it with Bruce dealing with inter-company corruption when he becomes old enough to gain controlling status.
11th Sep '15 6:35:18 PM wittylibrarian
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* Averted with [[ComicBook/Batman Bruce Wayne]], who as an eight-year-old orphan becomes a ward - either of Alfred or family friend Dr. Leslie Tompkins, depending on the era - while the Wayne Corporation falls under control of its board. Some stories have it with Bruce dealing with inter-company corruption when he becomes old enough to gain controlling status.
3rd Sep '15 3:35:35 PM R1ck
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A very simple trope. One of the top officers of the MegaCorp happens to be far younger than should be permissible. Examples should be earlier than 12th grade (17 years old or younger, for those of us [[WeAllLiveInAmerica who don't know the American school system)]], which is just young enough that it seems implausible. Often the age is justified by the fact that their parents owned the controlling interest in the company, so ownership of it fell to them upon their death.

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A very simple trope. One of the top officers of the MegaCorp happens to be far younger than should be permissible. Examples should be earlier younger than 12th grade (17 17 years old or younger, for those of us [[WeAllLiveInAmerica who don't know the American school system)]], old, which is just young enough that it seems implausible. Often the age is justified by the fact that their parents owned the controlling interest in the company, so ownership of it fell to them upon their death.
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