The Daily Mail reports that when Robert Mfune was 16 years old, he learned the basics of binary trading while running errands as a "tea boy" for a finance firm after his high school classes.
Mfune, who also worked part-time at McDonald's, began using those fundamentals to trade in his spare time at his Southampton, England, home. By the time he was 17, he had earned enough from trading to buy a $170,000 gold Bentley.
Mfune set up an account in his mother's name when he was just 17, to avoid the age restrictions for trading. He also studied for his A-Levels and passed, allowing him to become a professional trader.
Mfune's story was shared on Facebook, where it has received many different responses. One user wrote, "A gold Bentley?? Proof that money doesn't buy class…"
Another added, "Congratulations to you and your success. Live up to your dreams and do not let the haters down below tell you otherwise! Because after all, they are down below and you're on top!"
In addition to his home and car purchases, Mfune has invested money locally and in South Africa, where his family is from. Mfune insists he is not materialistic, and just bought the flashy car for fun. "My goal is to make people happy," he said. "I'd like to make sure everyone has got what they need and that's me done."
Sources: Daily Mail, Daily Mail/Facebook / Photo credit: Daily Mail, Caters News Agency via Daily Mail