16-Year-Old Makes A Fortune Selling Sneakers To Celebrities

  • Published: 06 October 2016
  • Benjamin Kapelushnik, a.k.a. Benjamin "Kickz", may only be 16 years old, but he has been serving the "sneakerhead" community for years by reselling rare sneakers to celebrities and the public on his website. His clients include hip-hop moguls such as Snapchat co-star DJ Khaled and pro athletes.


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  • jerry
    jerry  11 hours back

    ik i’ll sound like a hater but mans got his business funded by his parents basically.. i’m her 12 disobeying parents and paying random people allowance to help me get shoes when they could easily just run off with the money but who cares he’s living the life that we all wish we had

    • Jeana Grobel
      Jeana Grobel  3 days back

      The hickey

      • Cam'sJungleAquaria
        Cam'sJungleAquaria  2 weeks back

        Gotta love all the haters in the comments. I can smell the jealousy through my screen. I think is impressive and inspiring. There are plenty of kids with wealthy parents that aren't nearly as successful as this kid so give him so credit for hustling. People always try to bring you down when you're doing better than them to make themselves feel better.

        • M
          M  2 weeks back

          Jew ofc

          • Hi I'm Hotdog
            Hi I'm Hotdog  2 weeks back

            I'm gonna follow my dreams


            I'm gonna sell marijuana🤣

            • Mitchell Mchugh
              Mitchell Mchugh  2 weeks back

              Dj Khaled weird for that

              • Kim Witha G
                Kim Witha G  3 weeks back

                The thing is. He said he was getting shoes for retail. And skipped school and shit, wait in line for sneakers of course(I did my research) I mean wut kinda parents allows their kids to do that shit?

                • watersツ
                  watersツ  3 weeks back

                  Damn he’s almost 20 now in 2019

                  • ReviewORspew?
                    ReviewORspew?  3 weeks back

                    I'm a Amateur Sneakerhead
                    And a Small plug I only get
                    A small Amount of shoes Every Month.

                    • YT. Yeti
                      YT. Yeti  3 weeks back

                      I bet that he doesn’t have the new lightning McQueen lightup

                      • Idk What Im Doing on Youtube

                        I am 12 and am selling watches on Ebay and making quite a bit of money. I already made 250$

                        • TheCoBeat
                          TheCoBeat  1 months back

                          real hustle

                          • Mikey Sexy
                            Mikey Sexy  1 months back

                            He only has a business cuz he only bothers celebs and make them buy his shit for crazy prices Because their rich anyway, he doesn’t sell to middle class people cuz they wont buy it

                            • Pwnage
                              Pwnage  1 months back

                              i knew none of those names he mentioned

                              • Frozty
                                Frozty  2 months back

                                Get get rich if u already rich

                                • Kye Blackholly
                                  Kye Blackholly  2 months back

                                  Whwn you get told you can only say one word awnsers and sit on the side of the pool

                                  • Blake Mendez
                                    Blake Mendez  2 months back

                                    When I was in 8th grade the school went around selling bottle waters. So I was selling kool-aid packets for .75 . I got to the point where I had everyone coming up to me for em and even had regular customers lmao.

                                    • Murder me Šlowly
                                      Murder me Šlowly  2 months back

                                      And he worked hard. No he did not his dad is a multi millionare who knew drake

                                      • Michael Dagger
                                        Michael Dagger  2 months back

                                        That's no celebrity thats dj knobhead ..i mean Khaled or whatever😐

                                        • king jon
                                          king jon  4 months back


                                          • king jon
                                            king jon  4 months back


                                            • Veh Vlogs
                                              Veh Vlogs  4 months back

                                              i'm the next dj khaled

                                              • Jake Scott
                                                Jake Scott  5 months back

                                                Not to mention his parents are millionaires so it ain't that hard

                                                • Sven Tran The GOAT
                                                  Sven Tran The GOAT  5 months back

                                                  He be like..... Another one

                                                  • JTGameZ
                                                    JTGameZ  5 months back

                                                    I just realized the profile pic of business insider says bi

                                                    • NOMAAN_12
                                                      NOMAAN_12  5 months back



                                                      • Nicole Muhangi
                                                        Nicole Muhangi  5 months back

                                                        "I'd just go to Khaled's house to hang out" says it so casually

                                                        • TheUniqueDuck
                                                          TheUniqueDuck  5 months back

                                                          can i have some air jordans plz

                                                          • Low calorie Raspberry
                                                            Low calorie Raspberry  6 months back

                                                            But his parents gave him 50k..... soooooo

                                                            • Dr Chaos
                                                              Dr Chaos  6 months back

                                                              bapex chris

                                                              • dave guiney
                                                                dave guiney  6 months back

                                                                americans make money like america does the rest of the world robbing the shit

                                                                • RICO _YT
                                                                  RICO _YT  6 months back

                                                                  This kid looks like he’s 13

                                                                  • Ring ShinBing
                                                                    Ring ShinBing  6 months back

                                                                    This dude Make Money But me

                                                                    Fk that I obly have 10 cents in my pocket

                                                                    • Xxerrordeadshot
                                                                      Xxerrordeadshot  6 months back


                                                                      • Cwadq
                                                                        Cwadq  6 months back

                                                                        He be looking like novel from icarly

                                                                        • BassBro
                                                                          BassBro  6 months back


                                                                          • boxeq_oninstagram
                                                                            boxeq_oninstagram  6 months back

                                                                            Dj Khaled: How's Business

                                                                            Benjamin: Boomin

                                                                            *Awkward Silence*

                                                                            • Gangster Gamer
                                                                              Gangster Gamer  6 months back

                                                                              I checked the website and couldn’t even find Any kyrie wtf

                                                                              • Sasha Sauber
                                                                                Sasha Sauber  6 months back

                                                                                This kid had help. He didn't do this on his own. His parents obviously hooked him up.

                                                                                • Ye et
                                                                                  Ye et  6 months back

                                                                                  What a easy job go find a real job

                                                                                  • AkoFN
                                                                                    AkoFN  6 months back

                                                                                    Follow your dream; gonna be a pornstar at 12

                                                                                    • Jake The Legendary Gamer
                                                                                      Jake The Legendary Gamer  6 months back

                                                                                      I like how he’s not bragging about it that’s what most people do

                                                                                      • FITZ SIYANGA
                                                                                        FITZ SIYANGA  6 months back

                                                                                        I will be the next speaker booming in Africa

                                                                                        • FITZ SIYANGA
                                                                                          FITZ SIYANGA  6 months back

                                                                                          His an inspiration figure, what matters is he's booming like he says

                                                                                          • Smug Smugly
                                                                                            Smug Smugly  6 months back

                                                                                            A fat woman clip clopped in to the shoe store today, She said I want something I can be comfortable in. I said Try Wyoming!

                                                                                            • Your boy Nick
                                                                                              Your boy Nick  6 months back

                                                                                              2019 anyone

                                                                                              • Tony Lokz
                                                                                                Tony Lokz  6 months back

                                                                                                he said like too much

                                                                                                • Johnny Rango
                                                                                                  Johnny Rango  6 months back

                                                                                                  So this guy let's a 16 kid sleep over at his house I hear another mj case going on