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Anand Shimpi, the super-achieving Boy Wonder of Anandtech fame, draws an annual salary of $250,000, according to something called Young Biz. This figure seems to have been plucked from the air, as Anand ain't saying how much he's paying himself. For all we, or Young Biz, know he could be ploughing the site's profits back into the business. However, Anand does reveal in an interview with Nando Times that his mother is working for him, for free. And his parents had to move to a bigger house in June to "accommodate his business. In August, his mother, Razieh Shimpi, quit her bank job to become his accountant and bookkeeper. She doesn't draw a salary, Anand explains. 'She's doing that because she's my mother'. According to industry estimates, Anandtech will pull in $1 million-plus of ad revenue this year. Couldn't Young Shimpi passed just a little of this his mother's way? Anandtech is one of the world's top three hardware sites, Nando reports. We know that Tom's Hardware Guide is number one in the readership stakes, and we thought Anand was number two -- so who is number three (or two)? Finally, we are going to have to stop calling Anand the Boy Wonder. He's 17 now and is getting on a bit. ® Nando Times: 17-year-old thriving with AnandTech

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