Broomfield boy makes tasty splash into the world of business

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DENVER -- Henry Ford, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs all had humble beginnings but eventually became great.

For 10-year-old Jack Bonneau, it all started with a desire for a toy.

"The LEGOs Star Wars Death Star, yes," he said.

But LEGOs aren't cheap.

"It was $400 so I was like 'How am I gonna' make $400? I'm 8 years old,'" he said.

So, after a little thought, Jack went to work.  He opened a lemonade stand.

"I started it at my local farmer's market.  And after 12 weeks, I made $2,000 in revenue and after expenses made $900 in profit," he said.

Jack is not your average kid.

"I am the founder and CEO of Jack's Marketplaces and Stands," he said.

Last summer Jack subcontracted more than 200 kids to run his six lemonade stands and markets. The one in Southwest Plaza Mall is open year-round.

"I also wanted to share my experience with other kids so they could have the same great experience I did," he said.

He's a good kid with a great brain and lots of drive.

"This holiday season I am in Park Meadows, Flatiron Mall, and Southwest Plaza Mall with my market place and my stands on weekends," he said.

An, yes, he got his LEGO Death Star.

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