Who Is Sandile Shezi? Biography of The Young Forex Millionaire

Is it possible to become wealthy from trading what appears to be intangible? Well, this young millionaire proves that it is. Sandile Shezi is worth an incredible $2.5 million – mostly earned from trading on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. This has earned him the title of ‘South Africa’s youngest self-made millionaire.’ He has also been dubbed one of the most successful Forex traders in the country. Sandile earned his millionaire status when he was 23 years old – an outstanding feat – and hopefully, you might get to learn a thing or two from him about growing money.

Summary Of Sandile Shezi

  • Full name: Sandile Innocent Shezi
  • Year of birth: 1993
  • Place of birth: Umzali, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Ethnicity: Zulu
  • Nationality: South African
  • Education: Durban University of Technology, Harvard
  • Occupation: Forex and Crypto trader
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Net worth: $2.5 million

The Young Millionaire Grew Up With His Poor Parents

Sandile Shezi was born to lower-class parents in the South of Durban in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. The village in which he was born and raised, Umzali, was a community with the presence of several small streams and one big river – the Umzali River. Most of the members of the community were poor, and Shezi’s parents were no exception. They were both school teachers and raised Shezi and his many siblings with the little they earned.

The streets of Umzali are known to be very dusty and dirty, and it was on these streets that Sandile Shezi grew up. Later as a pre-teen, he went to live with his grandmother, who ran a successful kiosk, and it was there he developed a special interest in buying and selling. Young Sandile immediately knew that was his calling – to be a trader. He didn’t know exactly what he would be trading.

Sandile Shezi had his high school education at the George Campbell Institute of Technology. He later attended the Durban University of Technology for a diploma in Civil Engineering. He realized he couldn’t keep up, though, and switched to the Department of Public Relations and Applied Communications. He eventually dropped out of school in his fourth year to go learn how to make money.

Before Becoming South Africa’s Forex Guru, Sandile Shezi Had Shown An Incredible Passion For Trading

Sandile Shezi has been regarded as one of South Africa’s leading young businessmen for the past five years. But it is also true that he didn’t get here overnight. He started trading when he was very young, making and selling muffins to his classmates in high school. Soon, he was distributing and selling to other schools and shops in his neighborhood.

When he needed to expand, he diverted the funds from the muffin business and began hawking clothes. He would go from house to house, trying to market his wares. When he had saved up enough from his business, he opened up a Forex trading account and began to learn how to trade. By this time, he was already a student at the university.

How Sandile Shezi Became South Africa’s Young Forex Millionaire

By the time Sandile Shezi was in his third year as a Public Relations student, he was tired of surviving on scraps and took a decision that would change the course of his life forever. He took his and his friends’ tuition fees, plus his entire savings from his little business, and threw them all into his Forex trading account, and then he dropped out of school.

He did this without his parents’ knowledge and would get up every morning as if for school but go to the school library, where he used the school’s internet facilities to trade. The risk was a very high one, and he was encouraged to do it because he felt there were enough opportunities on the internet to get rich. Stories like this do not usually end well, but Sandile’s did – he got rich and later went back to school to get his degree.

It could have turned very ugly for the young trader, but it seems his trader instincts were spot on. It’s clear that he was extremely lucky – wouldn’t you have shuddered to think what his parents would have done if things had gone awry? Phew! That is better left to the imagination.

He Has Made A Net Worth Of $2.5 Million 

As a young drop-out, Sandile later teamed up with a finance expert-later-turned-mentor George Van der Riet, and together, they formed a Forex trading company called Global Forex Institute. His business interests as the CEO of GFI ranged from managing financial market portfolios to managing real estate, down to crypto-currency trading. He also founded a wealth creation company called Rivoltare Pty Limited. His trading company was built to teach young unemployed South Africans the skill of Forex and crypto trading.

His vision was to give young people the tools to enable them to dig themselves out of poverty. ‘The Wolf of Black Wall Street,’ as he is fondly called, has organized multiple free webinars and seminars in key cities like Johannesburg, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Richard’s Bay, and Cape Town. He also organizes global tours; the ‘Think like a Billionaire’ tour took place in 2020 in Gaborone, Botswana.

So far, Global Forex Institute has trained over 10,000 students and counting. In 2014 and 2015, they won the African Forex Expo Award for being one of the best training companies in the country. The training is usually free of charge. Sandile also has a foundation called The Sandile Shezi Foundation for Rural & Township Development. The aim is to sponsor the education of 2500 less privileged students by the year 2050.

It caters specifically to the financial, educational, and health challenges of the poor. By now, it is very clear that our self-made millionaire has a heart of gold. He is especially interested in young people because he feels nobody has to suffer. He became a millionaire at the age of 23.

A Look Into Sandile Shezi’s Lavish Lifestyle and Exotic Car Collection

It is no news that the self-made millionaire is a lover of expensive gadgets and expensive cars. He is also known to sport expensive watches and drones. His house contains a natatorium and other indoor facilities that suggest that its price, like his other acquisitions, runs into millions of rands. His automobile collection boasts some of the most exotic cars globally and is worth over R20 million. Let’s take a look at some of them and their features:

Lamborghini Gallardo

Sandile Shezi has been photographed in a blue Lamborgini Gallardo on several occasions. The Gallardo is one of the best-selling Lamborgini models and has sold over 14,000 rides. As of 2013, it cost over R2 million.

Key features:

  • Power Steering
  • Multi-Function Steering Wheel
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Power Windows Front
  • Air Conditioner
  • Rack pinion Steering Wheel

Specifications:

  • Engine Type 10
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • No of Cylinders 10
  • Max Torque 540 Nm @6500 rpm
  • Transmission Type Automatic
  • Body Type Coupe
  • Engine Displacement (cc) 5204
  • Power 550 [email protected] rpm
  • Seating Capacity 2
  • Fuel Tank Capacity – 90 liters
  • Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injector

Ferrari California T. Special

Sandile Shezi also owns a red Ferrari that costs between R1.4 million to R3 million. This bird boasts of the following features:

  • Power Steering
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Power Windows- Front
  • Air Conditioner
  • Fog Lights- Front

Specifications:

  • Engine Type V8
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • No of Cylinders 8
  • Max Torque 505 Nm @5000 rpm
  • Transmission Type Automatic
  • Body Type Convertible
  • Engine Displacement 4297
  • Power 482.7 [email protected] rpm
  • Seating Capacity 2
  • Fuel Tank Capacity 70 liters

Mercedes Benz AMG (G-Class)

This state-of-the-art baby has some of the most impressive features seen in any exotic car, and it takes its place as the most powerful exotic car in Sandile’s fleet. It cost R2.5 million.

Specifications:

  • Engine Type V8 Bi-turbo Petrol Engine
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • No of Cylinders 8
  • Torque 850 [email protected] rpm
  • Transmission type Automatic
  • Fuel Tank Capacity 100 liters
  • Ground Clearance Unladen 241 mm
  • Engine Displacement 3982
  • Power 576.63 [email protected] rpm
  • Seating Capacity 5
  • Boot Space 480 liters
  • Body Type SUV

Features:

  • Power Steering
  • Multi-Function Steering Wheel
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Power Windows Front
  • Air Conditioner

Land Rover Velar (2017)

Sandile Shezi

When he bought his Velar, blogs carried it. It was said that Sandile Shezi was the first African to buy the latest edition of the classic range-topping model. It cost over R2 million.

Specifications:

  • Engine Type TD4 Engine
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • No of Cylinders 4
  • Max Torque 430Nm @1750-2500 rpm
  • Transmission Type Automatic
  • Body Type SUV
  • Engine Displacement (cc) 1999
  • Power 201.15 [email protected] rpm
  • Seating Capacity 5
  • Fuel Tank Capacity 0 liters

Features:

  • Power Steering
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Power Windows Front
  • Air Conditioner

Maserati GranCabrio

Sandile Shezi

The young millionaire said the silent speed of the Maserati caught his eye, and he decided to add yet another one to his already overly ostentatious fleet. The price of a brand new Maserati is valued at over R3.5 million.

Specifications:

  • Engine Type Engine
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • No of Cylinders 8
  • Valves per Cylinder 4
  • Max Torque 520 Nm
  • Transmission Type Automatic
  • Body Type Convertible
  • Engine Displacement (cc) 4691
  • Power 460 bhp
  • Seating Capacity 4
  • Fuel Tank Capacity 0 liters
  • Ground Clearance Unladen 110 mm
  • Boot Space 173 liters

Features:

  • Power Steering
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Power Windows Front
  • Air Conditioner
  • Fog Lights

BMW i8 Convertible

Sandile Shezi

A new BMW costs about R1.8 million, and the specifications include:

  • Engine Type Hybrid Engine
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • No of Cylinders 3
  • Max Torque 320 Nm @3700 rpm
  • Transmission Type Automatic
  • Body Type Hybrid
  • Engine Displacement (cc) 1499
  • Power 228  [email protected] rpm
  • Seating Capacity 4
  • Fuel Tank Capacity 0 liters
  • Ground Clearance Laden 117 mm

Features:

  • Power Steering
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Power Windows Front
  • Air Conditioner
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