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We became millionaires – from our bedrooms.
31 August 2018
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To paraphrase the TV quiz show title (and old Sinatra song – (ask your gran): who wouldn’t want to be a millionaire?
Of course, money isn’t everything in life, but that doesn’t stop many of us from fantasising about hitting on that million pound idea that rescues us from the 9-5 routine and a life of overdraft dodging.
Much as we may dream about it, becoming a millionaire certainly doesn’t come easy, especially for young people – but for some it has proved possible. From blogging to Bitcoin trading, here’s how these four millennials achieved it – all from starting out in their bedrooms.
The cryptocurrency boss Erica Stanford, 30, from Berkshire.
“I’ve not always been good with money. In fact, I’ve found myself in debt in the past – but I’ve always loved learning new things. I think that’s where my interest in cryptocurrencies comes from. I first heard about Bitcoin – a digital encrypted currency, which means anyone in the world with an internet connection and a smart phone can send it anywhere in the world for free – on the radio in 2009, but only ever chatted about it with mates or my dad.
“But last year, I was getting bored of my sales and marketing job and looked into blockchain (which is like a worldwide database that crypto is built on) after my friend, John, started investing in Bitcoin. Once I read that you can use it to track the ethical background of diamonds, trace stolen antiques, and find out the history of second-hand cars, I was hooked. I found it fascinating that it had all these ‘real-world’ uses.
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