At the same time, having to grow up feeling disrespected due to of my family’s lack of wealth had become drivers of motivation in me to become wealthy and garner respect among my peers.
Hence, I put in a lot of effort into my studies in the hope of securing a good job. I was blessed to land my first job with the Singapore Government Land Transport Authority as a mechanical engineer.
Following that, I was given the opportunity to work in United Technology of Aerospace System as an aerospace engineer. With this opportunity, I was exposed to global supply chains and was given ample travelling opportunities for exposure.
Meanwhile, I had a taste of what financial freedom is when my uncle opened my eyes to the world of investment. In contrast of my father, my uncle was a wealthy man as he was more open to networking and investment.
I personally saw the success my uncle had obtained through investing in an Australian mining company, where the company bagged 70 times return from its initial investment.
That said, I started being extremely interested in stock markets and took bold risks in my investments. Having to learn this new aspect of life, I felt the freedom that I was lacking and my perspective towards money began to change.
Even while I was working full-time, I invested and traded in stock markets on the side and saw one of my most impactful achievements – I invested in some businesses that gave me multi-bagger returns, resulting in substantial growth in my investment portfolio.