Meet the NYC High School Student Who Made $72 Million Trading Stocks

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Most high schoolers are happy to make minimum wage, but New York City resident and high schooler Mohammed Islam is raking in millions before he even graduates from Stuyvesant High.

Mohammed, who's the president of the school's Investment Club, has made $72 million trading stocks and become somewhat of an overnight celebrity at schoool after being profiled by Business Insider on their 20 Under 20 in Finance list.

Just like Leonardo DiCaprio's character in Wolf of Wall Street, he began trading penny stocks before he even turned 10 when a cousin introduced him to trading. Although he first lost thousands of dollars, he eventually decided to try again, and now trades mostly oil and gold futures.

Mo has already bought himself an apartment and a BMW and plans to start his own hedge fund with two friends...once he turns 18, of course.

Their goal is to make $1 billion their first year, Mo tells NY Magazine. Good luck, guys!

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