This is the inspiring story of a teenager who worked his way up as a tea boy in a finance firm to become a millionaire.
A former tea boy at a finance firm has made a shocking transformation after successfully working his way up the ladder of success.
It was reported that Robert Mfune, a college student made a thousands of pounds trading from his bedroom while working part-time shifts at McDonald’s. He was just 16 when he learned the basics of binary trading by running errands at a finance firm after classes.
He started trading from his home in Southampton aged 17 and had made enough money to buy a £130,000 Bentley by the time he passed his A-Levels. Mr Mfune has now bought his mother a house and a car – and is a millionaire before turning 20.
The businessman said: ‘Going to college, working at McDonald’s and as a tea boy and trading from home was the toughest time of my life.
‘It’s just like going to uni with the fees you pay and loans you take out, if you’re going to make it big you’ve got to suffer for a few years.’
Revealing details of his success, his journey to fame started after he took an after-college job at a finance firm, where Mr Mfune learned the ins and outs of the industry.
He said: ‘When I was a tea boy I got to learn a few things as I was always with well informed people, from the things I learnt I went home and did my own research.’
At 17 he started trading from home, setting up an account under his mother’s name to work around regulatory age restrictions – all while working at McDonald’s and studying for his A-Levels, which he passed with AAB grades.
Through his mentor, he set up his own account when he turned 18, which he now uses to continue to grow his fortune.
He said: ‘I’ve bought my mum a car because I didn’t want people seeing my mum getting a bus when I’m earning a good amount. Then the next step was to get her a nice place so I bought her a house.’
Now, he has invested his money in coffee shops and houses in England and property in his home country of South Africa. He also owns a £250,000 fleet of cars, including a Range Rover and his gold-coloured Bentley continental GT, but insists he is not materialistic.
He said: ‘It’s fun, it’s nice to have nice cars but I don’t value them as much as people who see me driving a gold car, it’s just a bonus, I’m more about family, friendship and love.
‘My goal is to make is to make people happy. I’d like to make sure everyone has got what they need and that’s me done.’
His mother Susan said she was ‘very proud’ of her son but deemed his gold-wrapped Bentley ‘too flashy’.
She said: ‘Maybe I’m old fashioned but I just thought why would you paint it gold? The silver was already good. But if it was me, I wouldn’t buy it.’