Mohammed Islam made $72 million (£45,994,340) trading penny stocks on his lunch break at school, next year he wants to make a billion. Oh, and he’s only 17.
Apparently Islam has been dabbling in stocks since he was just nine years old. Eight years later he spends his spare time trading oil and gold futures, and small to mid-cap equities.
He’s used his incredible amount of wealth to buy a BMW that he can’t drive and is renting a Manhattan apartment even though his parents won’t let him move out of the family home.
In an interview with New York Magazine he said that when he gets his broker license he wants to start a hedge-fund with his trader friends and make a billion dollars.
Although he actually deleted his Instagram account earlier today he used the social site to post pictures of his ridiculously lavish lifestyle, which involves a lot of parties, a lot of girls and a lot of poker.
I know it might be a bit of a downer reading this while you’re trying to figure out how you can afford all the Christmas presents you need to buy. But just remember, he’s probably a dick.