Sandile Shezi: Meet South Africa’s Youngest Millionaire


Meet Sandile Shezi, the young man who traded his tuition fees for foreign exchange.

This is not the kind of risks that parents frown on, but somehow, Sandile’s mischief paid off in grand style.

Sandile Shezi is the chief executive and co-founder of Global Forex Institute; situated at Umhlanga, Cape Town. Global Forex Institute was established by Sandile Shezi and George van der Riet. The idea was “to bring affordable, effective Forex training that works, to the masses.”

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Sandile Shezi has made it clear that his company was not set up for the sole reason of making money. Thus, he trains students in the firm for free. He says this is his way of giving back as demanded under Corporate Social Resocibility (CSR). He says this will also help to reduce the unemployment rates in his environment.

The 23-year old self-made millionaire sold muffins at the age of 12. Whoever knew it was a sign of potential success in the world of business. He is addressed as one of the high risk forex traders in South Africa.

Sandile graduated from Durban University of Technology (DUT) where he obtained his diploma. He studied  public relations, advertising and applied communication from 2011-2012.

Surprisingly, the young fan of financial freedom studied nothing in business management. Sandile self-educated himself on forex trading via the internet.

“The road to financial freedom is not easy. You have to want to succeed as much as you want to succeed.”– Sandile Shezi

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Sandile Shezi

In 2014 his company won the African Forex Expo award for being the best training and education provider. Sandile’s forex firm has trained over 2000 people, all for free.

Sandile Shezi is a motivational speaker as well. He has featured in several educational forums. He is famous for using the expression,

“Why work for money when money can work for you!”

In his spare time, the young millionaire loves to play golf and tennis with business colleagues.