High school student makes $72 million playing the stock market

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NEW YORK — A 17-year-old student in Manhattan plays the stock market on his lunch breaks — and he’s really good at it, according to PIX11.

New York Magazine reported Mohammed Islam has made tens of millions of dollars playing the stock market. The teen has a rumored net-worth of $72 million, according to New York Post.

Islam has already purchased a BMW and rented an apartment in New York City.

“What makes the world go round?” Islam asked in an interview, explaining his preference for trading and investment over startups.

“Money,” he said. “If money is not flowing, if businesses don’t keep going, there’s no innovation, no products, no investments, no growth, no jobs.”