Lucky Tom

Have you ever known one of those people who literarily whatever they touch turn to gold?

I have. He is a 33-year-old millionaire who made his fortune in his late twenties and early thirties.

His name is Tom and I will keep his full name to myself for his sake, for he detests to be the center of attention in anyway, I guess that with that fortune he will have a hard time avoiding centers of gravity.

Tom is an Englishman who studied both in America and Britain, yet nobody helped him to achieve any of these ends.

He was born to a multimillionaire family who lost everything when he was twenty-one years of age.

The family had to sell the enormous country estate as well as the London apartment in order to pay the enormous debt that the family had to pay to the bank after which they barely had money to make ends meet.

After living in the best zone of his city they were forced to move to east London where life was a little cheaper and more accessible to their new miniscule budget.

Now I don’t know, dear reader, if you have been to east London, but in case you haven’t I can tell you in advance that it is a very unpleasant and violent part of big old London.

East London is the place where all the immigrants from the Middle East move and their cultural differences are felt and seen.

When Tom and his mother first moved the shock was a profound one, specially the cultural one, given to the fact that most immigrants don’t speak English whatsoever.

Soon his former friends treated him differently or not at all, because of his drastic loss of status.

He went from playing Polo at the club every week to having holes in his shoes and pockets where coins were constantly lost.

In his depression he locked in his room for a whole month and read The Count of Montecristo. That book changed his life and he has been inspired ever since by the book’s last phrase “All human wisdom is contained in the words Wait and Hope”.

After that moth in seclusion he emerged with a full heart. He learned Arabic in only a year and soon he began working as a translator for local smalltime businessmen and before he could notice big Saudi men of power set their eyes on him.

One of those powerful saw light and will power in him as well as skill and the one thing that his father left him, which was a great education.

The great Arab took him under his wing and taught him much, until everything paid off when Tom fixed him a deal that took him to the stars.

After all this Tom has opened many successful businesses. His wealth increased tremendously when the phrase online loans (préstamos online) came to his mind.

He opened a company dedicated to that endeavor and he is a great supplier of loans for immigrants in London.

Tom is really one of those men who whatever they touch turn to gold.