Sandu, one of the world’s brightest minds, is only 24 years old. Born in Ghana, the digital architect moved to the U.S. at the age of three and was already programming computers by the time he turned 10. He was working with Google through an internship when he was 13 years old, and would later develop his own app to help his high school classmates find their classrooms.
After the Los Angeles–raised creator graduated high school, he went on to work as a consultant and assist in developing software for Boeing, Twitter, Snap, Uber, and Facebook. Sandu has worked with Kanye West, Rihanna, Jaden Smith, and Nipsey Hussle, with whom he created the world’s first smart retail store. Through the Marathon Store, customers can download exclusive music and other content through a designated app.