Adam Hildreth

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Adam Hildreth
Born (1985-03-25) March 25, 1985 (age 34)
Net worthSteady £24 million (US$40 million) [1]

Adam Hildreth (born 25 March 1985 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England) set up his first company, Dubit Limited, when he was 14.[2] Dubit Limited went on to become one of the biggest teenage websites in the UK and now markets itself as a 'Youth Marketing Agency', advising major brands on how to market their products to young people.

Hildreth's latest venture is Crisp Thinking,[3] which protects brands from social media risks such as activist attacks and develops online child protection technology. The company claims to work closely with both Internet service providers and child protection organisations to develop solutions that protect children and teenagers from 'online grooming'.

He was reportedly worth £2 million in the 2004 UK top 20 richest teens list. According to the "Sunday Times Rich List 2014", Hildreth is worth £24 million.[4] In a study of British millionaires of the future, Hildreth was predicted to be worth £40 million by the year 2020.[citation needed] Hildreth was named the CBI's Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the end of 2006, which was awarded to him by Duncan Bannatyne and Peter Jones from BBC's Dragons' Den programme.

Life and career[edit]

In 1999 he founded Dubit with 7 friends, making the Guinness Book of Records for being the youngest group of directors in the UK.

In 2003 he won an Achievement in Information Technology at the Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards

In 2005 he started Crisp Thinking, which develops child protection technology for Internet Service Providers.

In 2006 he won the CBI's Young Entrepreneur of the Year accolade at the 2006 Growing Business Awards for his development of Crisp Thinking and its products. He was presented the award at a ceremony compared by Rt Hon. William Hague MP.

In 2010 he was a Regional Winner for Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year UK.

Awards and achievements[edit]

  • CBI's Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2006
  • Yorkshire Young Achievers Award
  • Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Television, film, and print[edit]

He has been on a number of television shows including BBC2's Working Lunch, The Big Breakfast, BBC News 24 and BBC1's Beat the Boss.

  • "Under 30, online and world-beating", The Observer
  • The Times, Teenager website was my university of life
  • BBC's Working Lunch, interview
  • "Child Protection", BBC Radio One, Newsbeat
  • Director magazine, Director of the Month
  • The Big Breakfast, interview
  • BBC World News, Feature
  • "Online Grooming", BBC Radio One, Newsbeat
  • "Online Grooming", BBC Radio Five Live
  • Financial Times, interview on the damage raising school leaving age can have on young entrepreneurs
  • Beat the Boss, BBC1


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-26. Retrieved 2014-08-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Dubit". Retrieved 12 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Crisp Thinking - Keeping Brands and Social Platforms Safe". Retrieved 12 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Adam Hildreth's Net Worth According to the Sunday Times". Richest Lifestyle. Retrieved 26 August 2014.

External links[edit]