Former “iskolar” shares how he became a millionaire at age 26

Becoming a millionaire may seem like an elusive dream but for a persevering young man, it has become a reality.

Jhay- R Reyes is proud to say that at 26 years old, he is now a millionaire. On Facebook, Reyes showed his 2-storey mansion and car as he shared his journey to financial success.

Reyes shared that he used to be an “iskolar ng bayan” at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP). Back then, he already had a dream to become a millionaire. He wrote, “I had this goal to be a millionaire at the age of 25, with a car and a home I can call my own.”

Image by Jhay-R Reyes via Facebook page

It was when he was starting to learn about investing in stocks that he slowly began working towards his goal. Reyes said, “Started with an investment of 4 digits (9100+) exactly 10 years ago while studying as a iskolar ng bayan in PUP and trade I guess more than 1000 buys and sells to make it what it is now.”

10 years since he began trading in stocks, Reyes now has his “dream house.” But his journey is not without challenges. After the graduated from college, he had a hard time finding the right job and even had 5 employers within 4 years. Worse, his father even got sick.

Image by Jhay-R Reyes via Facebook page

Despite it all, Reyes worked hard and pursued his goal. He said, “Every cent, peso I have now came from investments, stocks to be specific. This house came from one stock, and that car came from one stock also. Without any debt, without fooling other people.” He added that we should never resort to fooling others to achieve our dreams.

The young millionaire proudly said that he worked hard in building his credibility. His dream was fulfilled with “pure hardwork, loyalty and honesty.”

Reyes urges everyone to dream big and to not easily give up when it seem hard to achieve. He said, “When you dream, make it a goal and for you to achieve your goal, you should move to achieve those goals and stop complaining and whining about the things you can’t control.”

We could surely learn from his journey.