Teenager’s bow-tie business lands him spot on Time list

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A Memphis teenager’s bow-tie business has helped land him a spot on Time’s 30 Most Influential Teens of 2015 list.

The Commercial Appeal reports (http://bit.ly/1OZVBs6) 13-year-old Moziah Bridges’ bow ties have been worn by NBA players and have earned him recognition in magazines and on television.

The magazine’s website says the list takes into account “accolades across numerous fields, global impact through social media and overall ability to drive news.”

Bridges began crafting bow ties at the age of 9. He began his own business after he started receiving compliments.

In August, Bridges was among more than 30 startups that presented their goods and stories at the White House as part of an event celebrating entrepreneurs.

Other teenagers making the Time’s list include Jaden Smith, Bindi Irwin and Malala Yousafzai.