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Homeless man who slept on park benches becomes multi-millionaire

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Homeless man who slept on park benches becomes multi-millionaire

A man who used to sleep on park benches because he was homeless and lived off burgers has become a multi-millionaire and has bought houses for all of his family members.

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Nick Mocuta, 37, grew up in Romania but always dreamed of making a career for himself in the US.

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At the age of 21, he emigrated to the US with nothing but $500 in his pocket.

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He has now shared his difficult road to success – including sleeping on benches, being homeless and living off cheap food.

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Despite knowing very little English at 21 years old, Mocuta came to Los Angeles with $500 which his grandma gifted him to start a new life.

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Unable to find an apartment and having no contacts in the country, the business graduate spent weeks sleeping on benches in public parks and was barely able to buy food.

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Nick told Jam Press: “The first cab I took to the city cost me about $100 which left me with $400 to myself – it was a culture shock, I will never forget that part.

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“I found myself homeless in LA, slept on benches in the parks and ate on a very tiny budget.

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“I’d go to buy a dollar burger at McDonald’s and tell them ‘no cheese’ so that I wouldn’t get charged extra.”

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Over the next few months, Nick was able to secure low-paid jobs and was eventually able to save up enough money for a deposit to rent a tiny flat.

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Eventually, he managed to get himself a real estate broker license.

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Although Nick Mocuta thought that property would be how he made his fortune, he started a new venture in 2013 that would change his life forever.

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The now 37-year-old started selling items like mobile phones and cases imported from China on eBay and after six months he was making up to $4,000 a month.

 

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After seeing the success he could make online, he decided to quit his job as a broker to focus on his own business in e-commerce.

 

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Nine years later, he is a US citizen with multiple online stores and has raked in around $40 million in revenue.

 

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Homeless man who slept on park benches becomes multi-millionaire

 

Nick said: “I think the reason I am successful is because I was never afraid to lose, just of not trying.

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“I’m very perseverant and never give up. I fail seven times, I get up the eighth.”

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The former homeless man now has a portfolio of 100 flats across the US and Romania, as well as four luxury cars.

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Homeless man who slept on park benches becomes multi-millionaire

 

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He has treated his family members to houses and other goodies – as well as giving back to the community as much as possible.

 

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Nick added: “It is a family business for me, there is nothing better than giving people the financial freedom to quit their job so that they have far more time for their families.

 

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“The happiness on their faces makes me work harder for them.”

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