Aggie 100, The A-List of Aggie Businesses

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Tell Jason Kasper something isn't possible, and he just may laugh.

Last year alone, his business Texas Precious Metals in Shiner, Texas, earned $180 million in revenue.

It's one of the reasons Kasper, Texas A&M University Class of 2005, was chosen number one at this year's Aggie 100. An annual event to honor the top 100 fastest growing Aggie-owned businesses across the globe.

"It's an honor and testament to the hard work of our employees, and to the professors who worked along with me and taught me what I know today," said Kasper.

Hundreds of business owners, friends and family packed Memorial Student Center at Texas A&M on Friday to watch the countdown to number one.

Blake Petty, Director for the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship at Texas A&M University's Mays School of Business, said it's a great way to recognize Aggies for their work, and to connect them with aspiring Aggie business owners.

"And get them engaged in some of the entrepreneurial programs that we're offering today's student," said Petty.

The event draws Aggies from around the world, as well as right here in the Brazos Valley.

Aggie 100 recipient and owner of JB Knowledge Technologies, James Benham, said it's an honor to be a part of the event.

"Thirteen years ago, when I was in my dorm room at A&M, I went to my dad and asked him to partner with me and start a product services and technologies company," said Benham.

For a complete list of the 2014 Aggie 100 companies, click on the link added to this story.