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June 19, 2021

Teen Entrepreneur to Whom Diddy Gave $25K Grant Opens 2nd Store

Trey Brown and P. Diddy

Trey Brown, a 15-year old CEO who was awarded a $25,000 grant from music mogul and entrepreneur Diddy, has opened the 2nd store of his own clothing line called SPERGO.

The new store, located in Washington, DC's Pentagon City Mall, comes just a few months after he opened his first physical store in Philadelphia. Brown started establishing physical stores after Diddy gave him a $25,000 grant when they appeared together on The Ellen DeGeneres Show last year.

In 2018, Brown founded SPERGO wherein he invested the $178 he got as a gift for his 12th birthday. He started creating t-shirts with a simple logo of the brand and eventually expanded to include hoodies, sweatsuits, boxer briefs, bags, and other clothing and accessories for men, women, and children.

A year after his launch, he already sold $40,000 worth of the clothing. Most recently, he also partnered with Philadelphia 76ers' Buy Black program that aims to support local Black businesses. Along with these expansions, the brand is expected to earn $2 million this year.

"I started SPERGO three years ago, and I would never have imagined that I would be officially stamped a 76ers partner by my home basketball team," Brown told Baller Alert.