Wales is residence to 12,500 millionaires, and younger entrepreneur Ashley Richards is hoping one of many subsequent to affix the unique group.
The 19-year-old, from Tenby, who failed his GCSEs, resides the fantasy life from his seaside residence as he makes £10,000 every week working about two hours a day.
He’s characteristic on BBC Wales’ new documentary, Younger Welsh and Fairly Minted, making £2,000 in simply 30 seconds.
Armed with solely his laptop computer and a cellular, he has been identified to carry residence £8,000 in someday by buying and selling foreign money on-line.
The cash helps his urge for food for quick vehicles and designer watches, however together with his mates all working full time, it may be a lonely place to be.
Through the present, self-taught Ashley explains what he does: “I purchase a foreign money at a lesser value and promote it at the next value, it could all rely upon numerous issues like rates of interest, financial institution selections, Brexit.
“I’m at all times taking a look at developments available in the market. I needed to educate myself how one can do it on-line. I most likely downloaded about 400 eBooks.”
It began when he withdrew £450 out of his checking account on the day he came upon he hadn’t handed his GCSEs.
He can commerce from wherever on this planet, and normally begins his day with two hours of buying and selling within the morning.
Catching up with Ashley after the present was filmed, he defined: “It is the international change – all types of foreign money.
“My buddy acquired me into it, he was doing it and I acquired into it by way of him – I am not at his degree but,” he laughs.
“I’ve at all times been taking a look at what I can do later in life as a job, with minimal GCSEs.
“I am not very sensible on paper, I would say. Not tutorial.
“I had to take a look at stuff that wasn’t actually tutorial associated. There was no different approach.
“For me, I felt I both needed to go by way of faculty, go to school and get a traditional job like that or discover my very own path.”
Speaking by his day, Ashley mentioned: “I get up and I analyze the foreign money pairs, examine the basics, examine the information and I resolve to position a commerce, or not place a commerce, just about.
“Then I get on with what I must do for the day then. Some days I’ve spent 12 hours sat on the laptop, some days it is two-three hours a day.”
Again on the present he mentioned: “I then go away it to the night time time and examine the commerce.
“The quantity of labor that I do for the quantity of earnings that I get is outrageous. I do not suppose you’ll be able to match it in every other business.”
However dwelling the excessive life does have its lows.
Ashley says: “It does get lonely. I work from my workplace in my home, sleep in my home, watch my TV in my home, so I’m continuously indoors. I wish to get out and converse with folks.
“I work like I’m retired. Numerous associates take the mick. I’m solely younger and I’m taking a look at different strands of earnings. I want to retire at an early age.”
And he has some recommendation for anybody trying to replicate what he does: “You have simply acquired to get your head onto it, be taught as a lot as you’ll be able to.
“It is difficult to know firstly however out of all of the methods to earn cash on-line, I attempted every little thing, however I discovered it the simplest to get my head round.”
The present additionally options Alex Pike, from Swansea, who has been rubbing shoulders with the wealthy and well-known in Cannes as he strives to make his goals of changing into the following Julien MacDonald come true.
The 24-year-old is being photographed on a multi-million pound yacht with a mannequin after he was invited to participate in an occasion on the French city’s well-known movie competition.
Alex, who describes his designs as catwalk avant-garde, would someday love to decorate competition stars like Emma Roberts, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez – and would even be glad making garments for Holly Willoughby.
Cannes is a really completely different backdrop to his residence on a Swansea property, however numerous his designs have taken form.
Describing his designs, which use numerous rhinestone, Alex says: “My trend may be very avant garde, very catwalk, very A-lister… pink carpet. It’s very bling, it’s younger, it’s attractive, it’s very ‘Take a look at me, I’m the wealthy b****’!”
His outfits can take up every week to do and he hand sews the rhinestones himself.
A freestyle dancer he went from sporting the costumes to designing them himself and his profession took off when he was picked for a graduate catwalk present in Monte Carlo, and received.
“That was a bit second in my life, profitable a global catwalk,” he mentioned. “And it was the primary time I had carried out it in my life. My assortment had by no means been on a catwalk earlier than and to see it was a second of pleasure. It what has led to going to Cannes for a present on the movie competition.”
His assortment on present on the unique French port , which got here to round £35,000 in whole, featured attire that will value round £3,000.
He says: “Seeing it on the catwalk was wonderful. I am unable to imagine that one thing like that is occurring to somebody from Swansea.”
* Younger Welsh and Fairly Minted, BBC1 Wales, airs at 10.35pm on Monday (and is on the market on iPlayer)