This 22-year-old is pretty much the envy of every guy on the planet, after he dropped out of university and become a millionaire by being absolutely amazing at online poker.
As reported by the Mirror, Charlie Carrel now enjoys a lavish lifestyle and parties around the world, just two years after he deposited a mere £10 into an online gaming account.
Now, the youngster has revealed that his earnings have hit an incredible £1.5 million, and he regularly plays at tournaments in places like Malta, Monte Carlo and Las Vegas.
However, he’s also admitted that had he not ‘got lucky’ on his first venture into the world of online betting, when he won £30, he probably would have given it up altogether.
Speaking to the Mirror, he said:
I was brought up in a household that didn’t have a lot of money, so I was taught the value of it from very early on. Had I not won that first tournament I would never have deposited again, and none of this would have happened.
After his initial success, Charlie – who went to university with four A* A-Levels under his belt – was inspired to quit Warwick Uni after just ten weeks, and instead moved to Jersey to live with his grandmother and concentrate on his game.
Now, he’s bringing in the big bucks and is a respected player around the world, securing his biggest win last May when he netted a whopping £806,000 at the European Poker Tournament High-Roller Grand Final event in Monte Carlo.
In September, he was also crowned Poker Listings’ Rising Star.
His mates are pretty happy about his success too, given that after winning £133,000 on the Sunday Millions, Charlie took 15 of his friends on an all-expenses paid £60,000 trip to a five-star luxury hotel in Amsterdam. What a guy!
I have to pinch myself most days. I think about depositing that £10 a lot. It could easily have happened so differently for me. I think I have the potential to be one of the top players in the world. There are not too many people I would be worried about playing.
What an amazing story. A reminder to follow your dreams.