Rachel Zietz

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Rachel Zietz is an American entrepreneur and businesswoman,[1] founder and CEO of online retailer Gladiator Lacrosse, LLC.[2] An alumna of Pine Crest School, continuing her education at Princeton University in the class of 2022. She appeared on Season 7, Episode 28 of ABC's Shark Tank.[3] By the age of 15, she built a $1 million company.[4] She founded Gladiator Lacrosse at the age of 12.[5][6]


Rachel was born in 2000 in Wayne, New Jersey. She resides in Boca Raton, Florida. Rachel's parents are Sam Zietz,[7] who is Founder and CEO of Touchsuite, and her mother, Sheila Zietz who is a successful attorney. She has two siblings, Jordan and Morgan.

Rachel attended Pine Crest School, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for high school. She is currently enrolled at Princeton University in the class of 2022.

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • Forbes Magazine: Shark Tank 7 of the Brightest and Youngest List[8]
  • Time Magazine Most Influential Teens of 2016[9][10]
  • Fortune Magazine's List of Entrepreneurs Under 18 [11]
  • IncMagazine: How this 15-Year-Old 'Kidpreneur' Makes More Than $1 Million a Year

Forbes, 30 under 30 2020 [12]


  1. ^ Okyle, Carly (2015-03-19). "How This 14-Year-Old Entrepreneur Is Making Adults Question Their Life Choices by Being Ridiculously Awesome". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 2017-05-23.
  2. ^ "Meet The Local Teen Entrepreneur With Her Own Lacrosse Gear Company". Fort Lauderdale Daily. Retrieved 2017-05-23.
  3. ^ "Meet the 15-year-old lacrosse entrepreneur who swam in the Shark Tank". USA Today High School Sports. 2016-05-17. Retrieved 2017-05-23.
  4. ^ "http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/print-edition/2015/02/20/how-14-year-old-rachel-zietz-built-a-1-million.html". www.bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2017-05-23. External link in |title= (help)
  5. ^ showe (2015-02-06). "Rachel Zietz". U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Retrieved 2017-05-23.
  6. ^ Grossmann, John (2015-05-27). "Entrepreneurs Raising the Next Generation of Chief Executives". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-05-23.
  7. ^ "http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/news/2017/02/28/touchsuite-ceo-sam-zietz-on-starting-his-own.html". www.bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2017-05-23. External link in |title= (help)
  8. ^ Ho, Ky Trang. "Shark Tank Entrepreneurs: 7 Of The Youngest And Brightest Under 18". Forbes. Retrieved 2017-05-23.
  9. ^ Ramadan, Lulu. "Boca Raton teen Rachel Zietz lands on TIME's 'Most Influential Teens' list | Southern Palm Beach County". Retrieved 2017-05-23.
  10. ^ "TIME Names Boca Native Rachel Zietz One Of 2016's Most Influential Teens, Alongside Obama Sisters, Olympic Athletes And More". Fort Lauderdale Daily. Retrieved 2019-08-20.
  11. ^ Walters, Ashleigh (2016-10-20). "Boca Raton teenager Rachel Zietz makes TIME, Fortune 'top teens' list". WPTV. Retrieved 2017-05-23.
  12. ^ {https://www.forbes.com/30-under-30/2020/retail-ecommerce/#f23b3d62fcd4}