A teenager has swapped the golden arches for a gold Bentley after becoming a billionaire trader. Robert Mfune started two part time jobs when he was 16 – one at McDonalds and the other as a tea boy for a finance firm.
Since then, he’s picked up the trading pretty well and now he’s got a property portfolio.
‘It was a part time job but I always see everything I do as an opportunity to keep learning.
‘When I was 17 I set up my own account under my mum’s name because of regulation purposes. It got to the point where she said “you have got to stop doing this” so I went back to the drawing board.
‘I met a guy who knew what he was doing, became mates with him and then as soon as I turned 18, he helped me start a trading account under my own name.’
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He now owns coffee shops and houses in England and his home country, South Africa.
He added: ‘Going to college, working at McDonald’s and as a tea boy and trading from home was the toughest time of my life.
‘It’s just like going to uni with the fees you pay and loans you take out, if you’re going to make it big you’ve got to suffer for a few years.’
– A teenage trader swapped shifts at the golden arches for a one-of-a-kind gold supercar after working his way up from water boy to millionaire trader. When Robert Mfune of Southampton turned 16 years of age he worked at McDonalds and ran errands for binary traders all while still at college. By the time Robert passed his A Levels with grades AAB, he was a Bentley owning millionaire who had only just stopped serving Big Macs.
Speaking about his car he said: ‘When I was 18, I got a Bentley but when I was 19 I decided to get it wrapped in a gold body kit. I was going to get a different car every year but I thought why not just change my Bentley.
‘I sent it to Kream Developments who gave it a custom body kit and wrapped it in gold. No-one has got this, it’s the only one in the country.’
Robert’s mum Susan said: ‘I’m very proud of my son.
‘I don’t like his new car though. It’s too flashy, maybe I’m old fashioned but I just thought why would you paint it gold? The silver was already good. But if it was me, I wouldn’t buy it.’