News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. When Robert Mfune, from Southampton turned 16, he started working two part-time jobs — shifting at McDonald's and running errands and fetching tea for binary traders at a finance firm - all while still attending college.
However, after picking up the tricks of the trade, he decided to start dabbling in binary trading himself - while keeping his job at the golden arches.
It got to the point where she said 'you have got to stop doing this' so I went back to the drawing board. Robert was still working at the fast food joint when he started making and losing big money online as a binary trader under his mum's name.
Since hanging up his McDonald's uniform for good, Robert has managed to build a property portfolio including two coffee shops, a house in England and another residence in his home country of South Africa. The teenage entrepreneur moved to Southampton as a year-old with his mum in and is now also a manager of grime artists such as rising star, Novelist. Robert says that he was shocked when found out his A Level results because he had so much on his plate at the time.
By the time he was 19, Robert had bought his mum both a house and car- but he says that she is less than impressed with his latest 'flashy' addition to the quarter-of-a-million pound driveway. I was going to get a different car every year but I thought why not just change my Bentley.
No-one has got this; it's the only one in the country. 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. Collectively, I've spent around a quarter of a million on cars.
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. Then the next step was to get her a nice place so I bought her a house. 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? 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.