South Africa is the largest retail forex market in Africa, with about 190 000 retail traders. Out of this colossal number of traders, several names such as Ref Wayne and George Van Der Riet are internationally popular. However, it is the name of Sandile Shezi that stands out the most.
Sandile Shezi is a south African forex trader who raised eyebrows after becoming a self-made millionaire at 23 years. The trailblazing entrepreneur hails from Durban, South Africa, in a small township of Umlazi. Despite the massive achievements, Sandile’s journey was not a walk in the park. He didn’t just stable into wealth. In fact, the young trader took a gamble with his third-year tuition money. But as the saying goes, the end justifies the means.
Shezi’s risk-taking attribute and business acumen start started way back as a teenager. He began his journey by selling muffins while still in high school. Despite ridicule from his peers and the hardship inherent in the small-scale business, Sandile did not give up. His passion was in business. Later on, he moved things a notch higher by venturing into the clothes business. The young entrepreneur sold clothes from one household to another. This venture gave him an understanding of business, including rejections.
When Sandille started learning forex from random information sources, it piqued his interest immediately. He used money from the business to trade with one of the South African MT5 Forex brokers. Soon afterwards, he started reaping the fruits of his work, albeit in small quantities.
His parents were not wealthy. Their earning could barely be anything left after tuition and course material. Armed with passion and desire to achieve, Sandile took a huge gamble. He took some tuition money to fund his forex account.
Here is the interesting point. Shezi did not only invest his tuition money. He differed his education to concentrate on trading while in his third year in university. His parents did not have even the least idea of these happenings. If this endeavour didn’t work out, things could have probably gone south really fast. To which extent we will never know. While his parents were incensed, the $2.3 fortune he amassed during his time away was enough to call them down.
This bold lifetime step turned him into an overnight millionaire. While the serial entrepreneur took a hard risk by suspending his education, Shezi discourages people from taking a similar path. In fact, the young trader went back to school and graduated with a national diploma in Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication from Durban University of technology.
In fact, he returned to school and continued with his education. The young forex trader went to Durban University of technology and graduated with a national diploma in Public relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication from the University of Durban.
Global Forex Institute
Sandile partnered with George Van der Riet to start Global Forex Institute. George is a trading expert with over 15 years and a winner of the African Forex Cup in 2014 and 2015. The aim of starting the Global Forex Institute was to create financial freedom to combat unemployment in South Africa.
The institute has programs that offer first-hand training to beginner traders in South African traders. In 2014, Global Forex Institute won an award for being the best forex training institution in Africa. The school teaches and mentors forex students. Moreover, the institute offers free seminars throughout the country, including Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Richards Bay.
Up to date, the program has trained and mentored over 10000 traders. It is one of the institutions that provide lifetime mentorship programs that assist forex students become successful full-time traders.
Sandile Shezi Foundation
Sandile Shezi established a non-profit organization to transform the lives and minds of African youth. The foundation’s mission is to enhance education, health, and wealth in Africa to enable young people to take up leading roles in development.
The foundation aims to offer 2500 bursaries and full scholarships by 2025. In addition, it also runs a textbook support initiative that aims to provide better opportunities to learners. The initiative runs a Foundation Rural and township school development program.
Besides education, the foundation also focuses on health to enhance citizens’ well-being and boost productivity. Additionally, it holds fully funded health conferences and seminars to offer prevention, recovery, and general health care services.
Shezi’s journey has not been without controversy. In 2015 Mike Schissler claimed the training and mentorship program was fraudulent and characterized by plagiarism. Also, Van Der Riet, Shaezi’s partner, was convicted of manslaughter in 2013.
Sandile Shezi Networth
The estimated Sandile’s net worth is 2.3 million US dollars. The young trader is known for his love of finer things in life, including luxury cars and a posh house. He owns an R1.7 million Lamborghini, Range Rover Velar, Maserati, and Ferrari California T handling special.
Sandile Shezi learned to trade forex on his own while still in University. He has reportedly said getting out of poverty motivated him to become a professional trader. After his heroic performances, Shezi’s name became popular worldwide. He is now a motivational speaker and coach, inspiring traders all over the world to trade successfully. Besides trading, Shezi focuses on giving back to the community through his forex school and foundation. Well, the point is Sandile has excelled massively in forex trading. You can also become a successful trader, can’t you?