Schoolboy has built £50,000-a-year tuck shop empire

The 15-year-old sells drinks and snacks across three schools in North London

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A schoolboy has built a £50,000-a-year tuck shop business after beginning his empire in the boys' toilets.

Dubbed the Wolf of Walthamstow, Nathan John-Baptiste, 15, has been raking in £230 a day selling fizzy drinks and snacks via 11 employees across three schools in north London.

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When he was only 12, Nathan began buying multi-packs of Lucozade and Chewits and selling them during the lunch break at school.

The budding entrepreneur quickly set about coping with the extraordinary demand - opening a shop in the boys' toilets and bringing on extra staff.

Other products said to be sold from his blossoming business include KitKats and Fruit Pastilles through his business, Walking Talking Shop.

Pupils, the year 10 pupil adds, order via Snapchat.

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Nathan, 15, was inspired to get into business after hearing a speech from a millionaire when he was only 11

Nathan told The Sun he was inspired to enter the business world following a talk by a millionaire four years ago when he was aged only 11.

"Because of the area I was in our school got talks so we didn't turn to gangs," he said.

"This man called Carl told us: 'You can be whatever you want.' That really resonated with me."

However, the youngster is expanding his business interests after teachers banned him from selling at school.

In another little money earner, the teen also sells bath soaps at a market in the capital for a tidy profit of £100 each weekend.

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Nathan runs his business by purchasing multi-packs and onselling them to students individually at a profit (stock photo)

Nathan told the paper: "No one has done what I have. Others have sold sweets. I've created an empire."

The stats are already impressive: the weekly turnover is £1,150 and during the school year of 39 weeks they make £45,000 revenue.

Profit is said to be half that.

He has already saved £5,000 and plans to invest in the property industry and become a millionaire through a career in stockbroking.

He is enjoying the fruits of his success - reportedly admitting he likes to dine at restaurants in The Shard skyscraper in the capital.

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Nathan says he likes eating at The Shard as a reward for his hard work

He is reportedly currently learning the business trade in a two-week work placement with a property sales company.

And his school wants him to give a talk to students about being an entrepreneur, MailOnline reports.

His mum, Sharon, told the website: "He did go off the rails at the end of primary school and he's had quite a few people helping him to get to where he is.

"The school have been very supportive.

"Of his entrepreneurial skills, I'm very proud. He's a very strong-willed child."


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