“Everyone told me I was ‘good for nothing’, now I own a £200,000 Lamborghini”- Lawyer

By | March 29, 2023

From growing up on a crime-ridden council estate to owning a legal practice and a car collection worth £1 million, Akhmed Yakoob, 35, has shared his incredible journey to success. Despite facing opposition from his own family, who discouraged him from going to university after he was kicked out of school at age 15, Akhmed pursued his dreams of becoming a lawyer.

Akhmed revealed that he grew up in Aston, near Birmingham, where everyone he knew was into crime, and no one had any desire to go to university, except for him and one friend. He admitted that he used to be a naughty kid who didn’t like school because it didn’t teach children how to get rich. However, he purchased revision books online, which he studied alone to pass his exams.

"Everyone told me I was 'good for nothing', now I own a £200,000 Lamborghini"- Lawyer

After being accepted at Wolverhampton University, where he earned his Bachelor of Laws degree, graduating with a 2:2, Akhmed worked for free at a local firm before getting a job at Maurice Andrews Solicitors. He admitted that these years working at the law firm were the hardest of his life, and he found it challenging to juggle the pressures of being a family man and a high-achieving lawyer.

At 28, Akhmed was able to buy the Maurice Andrews Solicitors practice for £150,000 after getting approved for a bank loan, becoming his own boss. Since then, his business has been flourishing, with Akhmed using TikTok since August 2020 to spread the word and doubling his clients. He said he’s now becoming the “first point of contact” in the Midlands, and when people get in trouble, they know to contact him.

Akhmed’s impressive car collection, which includes two Lamborghinis, a Mercedes Benz G-Class, and a Ferrari F8, is showcased on his Instagram and TikTok. He is also in the process of adding a Rolls Royce to his burgeoning collection, adding that his advice for success is to become your own boss as soon as possible and stay away from the traditional 9 to 5.

Akhmed has also stressed the importance of being kind and open-minded in the workplace, adding that he doesn’t want his staff to be treated like he was. He encouraged people to work to prove wrong those who don’t believe in them.

Akhmed’s story is a testament to the power of determination and hard work. Despite facing opposition from his own family and challenges along the way, he has proven them wrong and achieved great success. His story serves as an inspiration to others who may be facing similar challenges, showing that with the right mindset, anything is possible.

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