When you wake up each morning, there might be one thing that you want to achieve or come by during the day. So, for most people who spend time on their phones and computers they anticipate something good. By saying good, I mean an inspirational story in the Internet. As a matter of fact I once found some story of young guys making it in the entrepreneurial journey. That made me want to know more about these guys.
As elucidated above, I found so many stories and particularly there were two in which I thought I should share. Here are two success stories that are truly inspirational. It made me rethink my purpose and how to take up opportunities. They are people who made success at a young age seem easy.
The first one is of a South African.
Sandile Shezi currently aged 26 became South Africa’s youngest self-made millionaire at 23. His Net worth is 230 million ksh.
He ventures in Forex Trading. The South African entrepreneur took a bold risk that turned him into a millionaire overnight at 23. Shezi took the ultimate gamble when he went all in on a forex trade with money that was supposed to pay for his third-year tuition in college.
When word got out that he’d quit school, his parents were predictably incensed. But the knowledge that he had amassed a fortune worth up to $2.3 million during that time away from school was always going to be enough to douse any flame.
Despite his remarkable achievements, Shezi returned to school and subsequently obtained a National Diploma in Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communications from Durban University of Technology (DUT). He also completed a global leadership program at Harvard.
The youngster who has a reputation for being a ruthless, high-risk forex trader, and who also has an uncanny resemblance to a ‘baby-faced assassin,’ now spends time coaching people on how to trade foreign exchange safely and profitably. He also mentors and motivates young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to break free from the shackles of poverty by embracing technology and taking ‘calculated risks’.
The second one is Eugene mbugua.
He is 29 years and among the youngest millionaires in Kenya. For Mbugua, it has not always been an instant hit in the world of entrepreneurship. The first business was way back in 2009. He once taught in Makini school where they were paid after 3 months of working . While walking to school, he could see ravish apartments, cars and lifestyles in Eastlands.
Thereafter he found out the owners of the posh apartments were young people who had made it in life. And that realisation was the genesis of his popular show, Young Rich. So in 2013, he founded Young Rich Television limited.
This is a company that produces popular TV programs. The most popular are Young Rich and Get In The Kitchen. Firstly, Young Rich is a weekly show that profiles young and successful Kenyan entrepreneurs. Secondly, Get In The Kitchen is a popular cooking show where men who are unable to cook are challenged by their peers. The two shows premiered on K24.
Some other shows include Story Yangu, Being Bahati and Foods is Kenya. It is through his TV shows that he hopes to create a positive image and perception of his home country and the African continent. So the burning desire venture in entrepreneurship was through discovering a gap. The gap was in TV production industry to tell inspirational and positive stories.Apart from TV production, Mbugua created a publishing business called My Yearbook Kenya Ltd. It publishes yearbooks for schools, companies and governments.
Besides that, he owns a chain of clubs with a group of friends. And in 2017, Forbes Africa listed him among top 30 under 30 promising entrepreneurs in Africa. Away from that, Mbugua admits that there must be a balance between income and impact to society.
I strongly believe you have been inspired in one way or another. Several young guys are making a fortune out of entrepreneurship. I would like to encourage you to act upon some of the Financial literacy skills in this and even other subsequent posts Read here