Dhruv Krishnan, an 18-year-old who created an algorithm that simplifies investing, was recently honored by the Tampa Bay Business Hall of Fame with the Future Hall of Famer Award. Two years ago, he won second place at the Hillsborough Country Regional STEM fair. Krishnan's mother is a retired cancer researcher and his father is an attorney.
He learned the stock market from his grandfather when he was 5 years old about the highs and lows of the market. Krishnan said, "All I did then was read and play with action figures, but I would always hang around with my grandfather."