This Woman Dropped Out Of School At 15, Made A Million By 23

Liverpool Echo

If this doesn’t inspire you, I don’t know what will…

A self-made millionaire has explained how she left left school as a single mother, with no qualifications and went on to build a business empire from nothing.

Kate Stewart from Liverpool, made her first million aged 23 with a series of beauty salons and tanning shops, before taking over the reigns of Liverpool’s Heritage Market.

The Sun

The 33-year-old made an appearance on Channel 5 documentary How The Other Half Lives, presented by Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford.

Talking to the hosts, Kate said:

I left school with no qualifications and had a normal, dead-end job paying £2.50 an hour. I got pregnant at 17 and the destiny written for me was ‘you are going to claim benefits and have more kids’. Everyone wrote me off and I thought ‘no’ and came back fighting. That gave me the drive to achieve.

While raising her daughter Caitlin, Stewart went on to study at Edge Hill University and told the presenters: “I did a degree and ended up running a company and then invested my money correctly so I built up my own empire.”


She is now so wealthy, she splashes out £250,000 on diamonds and spends £1,000 a night stay in hotels in the capital whilst away on business, pre-ordering her clothes online to arrive before she does… so she doesn’t have to carry suitcases. First world problems much?

Kate added:

I don’t get embarrassed by my spending, I have worked for everything I have got and I am proud of everything I buy. Sometimes nice clothing and jewellery is your armour, you put your amour on and go out and you are almost playing a role, it makes me feel more confident.

The Sun

This shows that with the right attitude and a bit of hard work you can achieve anything you want to do.