#19 Nick Friedman

#20 Omar Soliman

College Hunks Hauling Junk

Age: 27 (Friedman) and 27 (Soliman)
Location: Tampa, FL
2007 Revenue: $2.5 Million
Employees: 165
Year founded: 2005
Website: www.1800JunkUSA.com

Raised in the nation’s capital, these two entrepreneurs were schoolmates of Chelsea Clinton and Al Gore III before they launched America’s first all-student junk removal franchise three years ago. The company’s “hunks” — clad in bright orange hats and green shirts — will haul away everything from construction materials to old couches, and Friedman and Soliman donate a portion of revenue from each job to local college scholarship programs. Today, the company employs more than 100 college students at nine outlets across the country and recently launched College Foxes Hauling Boxes, a spin-off based near Washington, D.C., which helps homeowners get rid of unwanted clutter. Revenue is expected to hit $4 million by 2009.

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