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Couple Who Dropped Out Of School Now Run Multimillion Dollar Company

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Couple Who Dropped Out Of School Now Run Multimillion Dollar Company

An Aussie couple who dropped out of high school are now the proud owners of a multimillion dollar company that counts Kylie Jenner among its fans.

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Paris Marchant, 22, and boyfriend Lawrence Lees, 25, launched Generation Outcast Clothing in 2014, initially buying and selling clothes to friends before nabbing themselves some stalls at Glebe Markets in Sydney.

Now the company boasts an impressive 761,000 followers on Instagram and the couple say they're making 'seven figures a month'.

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Paris, who dropped out of school in Year 9 while battling depression, and Lawrence, who left school in Year 8, recently treated themselves to a flash $360,000 (£191,316) Lamborghini and regularly go on luxury holidays.

Credit: Instagram/@pazjane
Credit: Instagram/@pazjane

But Lawrence says their enviable lifestyle comes with a lot of hard work.

Speaking on the couple's Talk Too Much podcast, he said: "Unlike a retail shop that shuts at 5pm and that's it, we're always open so underneath the glamorous life there's a lot of hard work that goes on."

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The couple have overcome struggles in the past, with Lawrence being made redundant when he was just 19 and the pair were about to move in together.

Paris said: "I remember just crying and I said we can't sign this lease. I just wanted to go run and hide and thought there was no way we could afford this but Lawrence said, 'nup we're doing it'."

The redundancy turned out to be a bit of a blessing in disguise as it meant the couple could focus on Generation Outcast and within just three months, they were able to live off their new business completely.

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Credit: Instagram/@pazjane
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Lawrence added: "I left my job in the mines and I think that gives you that little bit of drive like you can't f**k it up, if you do you're going back to live with your parents and back to square one and that was more than enough motivation for us to go hard."

The couple originally flew out to Bali to buy clothes for cheap and then resell in Australia, before eventually launching their business online.

In 2015, their brand - and their impressive back story - caught the attention of Kylie Jenner who called the couple 'so inspiring' and 'so amazing'.

Although they can now afford to treat themselves to pretty much whatever they want, the couple stress that money can't buy happiness.

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Credit: Instagram/@lawreencee__

Paris added: "I've had no money and I've had money and it helps you alleviate the stress that comes with not having money.

"But I can guarantee that if you're not solid as a person and you're not internally happy then that $10,000 bag is not going to do s**t."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@pazjane

Topics: Business, Money, Inspirational

Claire Reid

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