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20-Year-Old University Drop-Out Now Runs Million Dollar Business


20-Year-Old University Drop-Out Now Runs Million Dollar Business

A 20-year-old who dropped out of university is now in charge of a million dollar business, has more than seven million followers on Instagram, and claims that he has a 'sixth sense' for gold diggers.

Kevin Leyes, from Buenos Aires in Argentina, started up an urban jewellery business at the age of 17, when he was at university studying for a computer engineering degree.

Within a few months, he dropped out of the course and, just a year later, started up another company of his own called Leyes Media.

The digital marketing company now brings in around $1.2 million each year, and Kevin no longer believes that higher education is the way to success, as people can start drumming up their own cash online.

Credit: Jam Press
Credit: Jam Press

He explained: "University degrees are no longer as important or worthwhile as they once were,

"Tycoons like Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk are no longer giving importance to hiring employees with degrees for their teams - that is a clear indication of how the game is changing.

"Not belonging to a university does not make you more ignorant, less knowledgeable or a 'worse' person - I read a lot and am always in the process of learning."


Kevin has done alright for himself, so it can certainly work.

He's even found a way to employ an 'aimless' friend of his from school, giving him the opportunity to get his life pointing in the right direction.

Credit: Jam Press
Credit: Jam Press

As for Kevin's life, he started out making only around $1,000 per month, but now commands a wage of $100,000 and says that his business is considered a 'million dollar' company.


That's helped by living in Argentina, where the cost of living is lower than in other places, but Kevin plans to move to the USA when the chance arises.

He said: "Living in Argentina with an average salary for the United States would allow you to enjoy many luxuries and you would be considered a millionaire.

"Many people in Latin America have a misconception of money and, if it comes in large amounts, it is always associated with negative things like drug trafficking and illegal jobs."

Credit: Jam Press
Credit: Jam Press

"But money is a motivator and a material way to measure one's successes in a certain area.

"I have always liked to see money as something positive and as a means to play with it, always reinvesting it and getting more, never as an end.

"My goal is freedom in all aspects - financial freedom, not only to accumulate money, but a flow of it that allows me and my family to be care-free, to travel, have experiences and enjoy life.

"I'm 20 years old and I'm 100% aware I am capable enough to keep growing my numbers and I will."

Credit: Jam Press
Credit: Jam Press

One thing that is missing from his life, however, is someone to share it with.

He said: "Successful, high-paying careers always affect personal relationships, romance and social lives in general.

"Those who say that isn't true are maybe still not wealthy enough to have been impacted.

"Unfortunately, it is very common for interested people or 'gold diggers' to approach you for your material things and the social status you acquire over time, so it's difficult to establish new relationships with people.

"I have developed a sixth sense of realising other people's intentions without even knowing them."

Given the success he's had so far, he'll be OK.

Featured Image Credit: Jam Press

Topics: south america, Money, Interesting, Argentina

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