Tycoon 14 makes £2million from first property deal after starting tax disc

first_imgI was not sure how much they were going to offer… but they came up with £2millionHarvey Millington A 14-year-old tycoon has made nearly £2million from his first property deal after earning his fortune sending out road tax reminders.Harvey Millington made £100,000 from the reminders and promptly brought a three-acre patch of land for £40,000 so he could start a luxury camp site.But before he could put his plan in place, he was approached by a housing development company who wanted to buy the land, the Sun reported. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.center_img The schoolboy, from Taunton, Somerset, told the newspaper: “The neighbouring farmers were happy to sell up and they now needed our land so they could start building.“I was not sure how much they were going to offer for the land, but they came up with £2million. It was too good to turn down.”Harvey started his business, Tax Disc Reminder, after the Government announced that drivers would no longer need to display the paper reminders in their windscreens.Having noticed that hundreds of drivers were being clamped for having an untaxed vehicle, he made thousands of pounds by selling replacement tax reminder discs for £4.His father offered him £2,000, helping to pay for a website, cutting device, eight designs and some advertising.Less than two months into trading, he was receiving up to 400 orders per week.His father, Howard, told the Sun: “I’ve taught him you have to work hard to get on in life. He is a grounded lad and is just a great businessman.”Harvey has said his dream is to become a policeman.last_img

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