Entrepreneur and investor Khalid Ahmed’s current success is one unique story that is worth learning from. He has come a long way from the time he was flipping computer parts to help his parents make ends meet during high school to the season in his life he eventually stumbled upon Bitcoin, which he knew was going to change his life forever. Today, the 24-year-old runs successful companies and has become a thriving angel investor of a Series A round for DOGPOUND, alongside Tom Holland and Adriana Lima. How he achieved all these at a very young age is a combination of grit, hard work, and a positive outlook in life despite the challenges he and his family experienced in the past.
At the young age of nine, Khalid Ahmed was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease. Shortly after he was diagnosed, he went into septic shock, a life-threatening condition that is usually triggered by an infection. He spent a great deal of time in the hospital and as can be expected the medical bills started to take their toll on his parents’ finances. They were barely able to pay the mortgage while also trying to pay for his medical expenses. Life was tough. Eventually, his parents lost their home in Victorville, California, a life event that made a mark in Khalid’s life. That experience motivated him to make it his life mission to seek a better life for his family and never again to lose a home due to lack of finances.
While in full remission during his sophomore year in high school, Khalid started flipping computer parts. It was then that he met a guy who offered to buy his four AMD Radeon Graphics cards for a good deal. His buyer said that he would use it to mine Bitcoin. Khalid knew there was something about Bitcoin worth exploring and it motivated him to do research about it. Convinced that it had the potential to change his family’s financial troubles, he started investing in Bitcoin. He even took on a second job at a movie theater so he could make his investment a little bigger.
After some time, Khalid started getting remarkable returns. What used to be just a few thousand investments transformed into six figures. He sold some of his Bitcoin and gave all the money to his parents, allowing them to buy a new house in West Covina. Khalid continued investing in Bitcoin while expanding his business. He sold fully-ready video game rigs with graphic cards and made connections with suppliers all the way from China. This paved the way for his Marvel and DC pocket knife online store, hiking/ outdoor niche-based online store, and weighted blanket store.
All three of his businesses became phenomenal successes. Other businessmen started to hear about his achievements which eventually led to the selling of two of his companies for seven figures combined. By that time, he was able to have his parents retire and they bought a second home in Ontario Ranch, California.
Khalid Ahmed’s success story may seem hard to match for people his age, but he believes that anyone has the potential to accomplish it and even outperform him because the formula he used is something very common to everyone. Throughout his entrepreneurial and investment journey, he simply did not allow himself to lose sight of his goals. He fixed his eyes on his objectives, created a plan for how to get there, consistently worked hard to steadily make his way towards it, and learned how to spend his money wisely right from the very beginning. At present, he is simply reaping the fruits of his hard work, flying his Piper Warrior or Cessna during his free time, but never ceasing to think of new ways to expand his wealth and inspire others to pursue their dreams.