A 20-year-old who used to work at Domino's has become a millionaire after deciding to change his life when he couldn't afford lunch with friends.
Wasseem Khan, from Leeds, said he didn't grow up with a lot of money but his family always made an effort to teach him the true value of it. Now, he has gone from making pizzas to living a life of luxury since investing in real estate and cryptocurrencies.
Wasseem was almost 19 years old when he made his first £1 million, which he attributes to trading currencies, taking on social media work and real estate. He told LeedsLive that his millionaire status is due to multiple income streams, explaining: “I started off young, started off with just my parent’s money, they were not the wealthiest. I went to college, that was just a chill for me
“Then I found online trading, I started to see good results, it kept going and going."
He continued: "Me becoming a millionaire is due to multiple incomes, social media, real estate and others. The best part is that I went from working in Domino's to making an empire for myself. I can have luxury cars and luxury homes. I just bought an R8 and it says on the back from Domino's to R8.”
He said the moment it all changed and he set out on this path, was when he couldn't afford to grab a cheap lunch with friends. Wasseem described the incident as 'embarrassing.'
He said: “I went out in college on a lunch break, we went to a local takeaway and I literally didn’t have £3 or £4 to my name and it was so embarrassing that I just told my friends I wasn’t hungry. I knew I was broke, I wanted to change and I had a hunger for success."
He added: “We were a middle class family, I had a good upbringing but I never asked my parents for money. My parents taught me to learn the value of money."
Now, Wasseem dreams of growing his empire and moving to Dubai or London. He also has plans to hire employees and expand into other business ventures. He also gave encouraging words of advice to anyone looking to follow in his footsteps.
Wasseem said: “I’d say to anyone, it is all about how badly you want it, there are a lot of people who say what they want but they won’t go out and get it. I did more and said less, I felt uncomfortable telling small-minded people what I am doing.
“If you really want it, put a plan together and believe in yourself."