A Millionaire At 21
Bona|February 2018

Mpho Dagada (23) is a cryptocurrency expert who created his wealth by purchasing bitcoins. He tells us how he did it.

Fundiswa Nkwanyana

As a little boy growing up in Limpopo, I dreamt of moving to Johannesburg. I was told that it is a place where dreams come true, with a lot of moneymaking opportunities. So, after matriculating at Hoërskool Louis Trichardt in Limpopo, I decided to study towards a corporate communications degree at the University of Johannesburg. I was ready to make my dreams come true. But my excitement was short-lived as I soon realised that living in Johannesburg was expensive. I didn’t let this deter me. Instead, I was inspired to find ways of making money because I didn’t want to be broke.

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