CRICKLEY, England, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A British university student about to start a course in business management has already achieved real-world success as a Web entrepreneur.
Alex Tew launched milliondollarhomepage.com a month ago, The Guardian reports, running the business out of his home in Crickley, Wiltshire, in southern England.
Tew's Web site consists of 10,000 little boxes that sell for $100 each to companies seeking an entrance to their own site. The page now contains 300 ads and receives about 40,000 visits each day. Advertisers include anti-war activists trying to lure the public to their blogs, movie star Jack Black pushing his band Tenacious D and gambling sites.
One Web tracker rates milliondollarhomepage as the Web's third fastest-growing site. Britneyspears.com and a news site are in first and second.
"Alex has always come up with lots of ideas," his father, Malcolm, told the Guardian. "He's a brainstormer, and an entrepreneur by nature. He was overdrawn so he sat up late with a notepad one night going through a list of possible solutions. This was the one he came up with."
On Monday, Tew heads off to the University of Nottingham.