Teenage becomes a millionaire while working at McDonalds

12:58 PM | 17 Aug, 2016
Teenage becomes a millionaire while working at McDonalds
When Robert Mfune turned 16, he began two low maintenance employments while he was still at school. The adolescent split his time between working at McDonald's and getting tea for binary traders at a money firm.

Yet, as he started picking up tricks of the trade, Robert chose to begin fiddling with binary trading himself while still working at the fast-food joint.

When Robert passed his A-Levels with AAB grades, he was a Bentley-owning mogul who had just barely packed in serving Big Macs.

Robert said: "When I was a tea boy I got to learn a few things as I was always with well informed people, from the things I learnt I went home and did my own research.

"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."

The young man began making (and losing) huge cash online as a binary trader under his mum's name.

In any case, since hanging up his McDonald's uniform for good, he's developed a property portfolio including coffeehouses and houses in England and his nation of origin of South Africa.

The teen mogul, who moved to Southampton as a 12-year-old with his mum in 2009, additionally oversees grime craftsmen such as a current rising star, Novelist.

Robert was stunned when he opened his A-level results since he had such a great amount on his plate at the time.

He explained: "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."

At only 19 years old, Robert has purchased his mum a house and a car – yet she's not exactly awed with his most recent "flashy" customization to the £250,000 driveway.


Robert 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."

The petrolhead has splashed out £250,000 on his car collection, including a Bentley mainland GT, Range Rover and VW polo.

Be that as it may, Robert maintains that he's not materialistic.

He said: “It's fun, it's nice to have nice cars, but I don't value them as much as people who see me driving a gold car, it's just a bonus, I'm more about family, friendship and love.

"My goal is to make is to make people happy. I'd like to make sure everyone has got what they need and that's me done.

"Then one day I can retire into the caves, build a house in the caves or something. Once that's done, then I think I've achieved my purpose.

"So far, I've bought my mum a car because I didn't want people seeing my mum getting a bus when I'm earning a good amount.

"Then the next step was to get her a nice place so I bought her a house."


Despite his business success, Robert has had to deal with haters too.

He added: "I have friends from school who treat me differently because of something material and now want to be my friend.

"Now that I've got this though, I've got a completely different group of friends.

"The people who used to see me at the bottom are the same people who are seeing me at the top so of course they're going to change.

"I get haters as well. I had one guy who wound down his window and made a rude gesture – but I would do the same if I was in his position because why would you drive a gold car?"


Pakistani rupee registers marginal gain against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal and Dirham; Check forex rates

Pakistani rupee continued its momentum against the US dollar, and orther currencies in the open market on Thursday, as the local currency also improved in the inter-bank market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Thursday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.2 for buying and 286.15 for selling.

Euro comes down to 308 for buying and 311 for selling. British Pound rate dropped to 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.4 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 7 December 2023

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 283.2 286.15
Euro EUR 308 311
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.4 78.1
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 757.23 765.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.89 40.29
Danish Krone DKK 41.19 41.59
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.41 36.76
Indian Rupee INR 3.42 3.53
Japanese Yen JPY 1.39 1.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 921.71 930.71
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.02 61.62
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.54 176.54
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.05 26.35
Omani Riyal OMR 739.62 747.62
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.22 78.92
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.12 27.42
Swiss Franc CHF 324.94 327.44
Thai Bhat THB 8.06 8.21

Gold prices in Pakistan move down despite positive global cues; Check latest rates here

Gold price in Pakistan remained under pressure as the yellow metal moved down despite an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 7 December 2023

On Thursday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,100 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,130. 

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold costs Rs199,000, 21 karat rate for per tola is Rs189,960 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,825.00 for each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hover at around $2026, gaining $8.30 on Thursday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

Today Gold Price in Pakistan (4 September 2023)

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Karachi PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Islamabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Peshawar PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Quetta PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Sialkot PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Attock PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Gujranwala PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Jehlum PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Multan PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Bahawalpur PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Gujrat PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Nawabshah PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Chakwal PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Hyderabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Nowshehra PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Sargodha PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Faisalabad PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565
Mirpur PKR 217,100 PKR 2,565


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