Kids these days are clearly aiming a lot higher than making a couple bucks at the lemonade stand. 15-year-old London schoolboy Nathan John-Baptiste went from selling a few chocolate bars out of the boys’ bathrooms to selling flats full of sweets and pop across 3 schools – and raking in over $1.2k a week doing it.
The North Londoner, who has now been dubbed the ‘Wolf of Walthamstow,’ would post his daily ‘menu’ on Snapchat, take orders, and make the exchanges at lunch time each school day. By selling each product at only 50 pence (cents) a piece, a deep discount against store prices, he became innundated with customers, and started making upwards of £230 (~US$295) per day. Deluxe suits, lavish dinners out, and trips to the top of the Shard (the tallest building in the UK) have all become a part of Nathan’s lifestyle.
Had the entrepreneurial teen continued his operations, he would’ve brought in £43k (~US$56k) by the end of the school year, but his venture hit an unexpected setback. School staff found out about his burgeoning business – which, by then, was active in 3 schools with the help of 11 ’employees’ – and promptly put a stop to it. Though Nathan was discouraged, he still has his eye on millions in the future. “I would like to become a stock broker… And in property, 100 per cent,” he told the Daily Mail. You win some, you lose some, but at least this ‘Wolf’ has a winner’s ambition.