As if seeing 19-year-old compete in the Olympics for the past week wasn’t enough of an ego hit to my doughy, small life, I stumbled across the story of this fucking kid.
Meet the 19-year-old English dude name Robert Mfune.
At 16-years-old, Mfune held two part-time jobs, one as a cashier at McDonald’s and the other as a tea fetcher for a finance firm (aka England’s version of a coffee fetcher). Now, three years later, he’s a millionaire trader with three cars, one being a Bentley wrapped entirely in a gold body kit.
Robert told The Sun,
“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.
It was a part time job but I always see everything I do as an opportunity to keep learning.
When I was 17 I setup my own account under my mum’s name because of regulation purposes. It got to the point where she said ‘you have got to stop doing this’ so I went back to the drawing board.
I met a guy who knew what he was doing, became mates with him and then as soon as I turned 18, he helped me start a trading account under my own name.”
Robert learned the nuances of binary trading, which is one of the simplest financial assets to trade, due to a simple yes or no proposition: will an underlying asset be above a certain price at a certain time? Binary options have become an appealing to newcomers to the financial landscape because it’s an easy way to trade markets with capped risk (albeit a capped profit potential. For some.)
Robert’s understanding and hard work has allowed him to create a portfolio that has earned him two coffee shops, a house in England and another residence in his home country of South Africa. He’s also bought his mom a house and a car. I recently bought a monthly subway pass.
Check out the feature Robert did with Caters TV.
[h/t The Sun]