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09/02/2010 12:02 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Joseph Hayat, World's Youngest Airline Boss (VIDEO)

Meet Joseph Hayat, the world's youngest airline owner. At 17, he recently launched HIAir, his own airline charter company in England, providing a bespoke service to customers (though he has yet to have a paying customer fly his airline), according to the BBC.

He is the youngest person ever to start an airline (Richard Branson started Virgin Atlantic at 34). Not only that, but he started an IT consultancy with a classmate last year.

He told the BBC that "anyone could do it, whatever their age is."

If you're not feeling supremely jealous of Hayat's early successes, check out the BBC video below.

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