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17-year-old built coronavirus tracking site, denies $8 million ad deal

A 17-year-old boy created a coronavirus tracking website that gained 350 million visitors.

@Jak_ConnorTT
Published Thu, Apr 9 2020 2:41 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:44 AM CST

As the coronavirus continues to spread around the globe, many of those who are on the internet are googling trackers to find out how many cases/deaths there are.

One of the websites that some of you have have come across is nCoV2019.live. This website was created by 17-year-old Avi Schiffmann, as he noticed that at the start of the pandemic finding a unified tracker that contained all of the relative numbers such as total number of global cases, deaths, serious cases, total recovered and more.

Avi took the data set from Chinese websites and added them to a much larger data set, and basically did this same thing for every country. Once that was done, Avi had created a unified coronavirus-tracking website that has amassed a staggering 350 million visitors in total. Avi says that each day the website has about 30 million people on it checking the statistics. In the above video, Nathalie Acher, Avi's mother, explains that Avi was offered an $8 million advertising deal, but she says that Avi turned them down.

Avi explains that "I think it's a lot easier for me to turn down things like that just because I don't care that much about making so much money. I feel like as an adult, oh yeah, I'll just retire now but I don't want to retire at 17. I mean, half the stuff I did on this website I didn't even know before I started."

Avi continues and says, "But I think one of the big things about my website is that not that it's very hard to program, but that I took the initiative to make this, when nobody was talking about this. I hope that what i created inspires a lot of young people to find ways they can help."

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Jak's love for technology, and, more specifically, PC gaming, began at 10 years old. It was the day his dad showed him how to play Age of Empires on an old Compaq PC. Ever since that day, Jak fell in love with games and the progression of the technology industry in all its forms. Instead of typical FPS, Jak holds a very special spot in his heart for RTS games.

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