Nathan John-Baptiste is a London student who made a living for himself by selling candy and soda out of the boy’s bathroom at his school. What started as a project that made him a quick buck on the side turned into a fully-fledged business that spanned across three schools. The “Wolf of Walthamstow”, as he is fondly called, sold all of his products to his peers at a discounted rate. A candy bar that would normally cost roughly a dollar was sold for half the price at Nathan’s “store”: the Walking Talking Shop.
Nathan would publish a menu of the sweets and their respective prices on Snapchat every day. Then, after taking orders from students, he would sell the goods during the lunch hour.
By recruiting eleven of his friends as “employees”, Nathan started raking in $300 per day – roughly $56,000 per year. Though the Wolf is young, he has mature tastes: Nathan has reportedly treated himself to dozens of fitted suits and fancy dinners out on the town.
Unfortunately, the school caught wind of his business and told him to shut down the operation. Rather than mourning the loss of his income, Nathan says that he already has several thousand dollars stashed away for his next venture.
Meet Nathan John-Baptiste, a 15-year-old London schoolboy with a taste for success
He built his client base by posting daily ‘menus’ on Snapchat, selling store-bought goods at bargain prices
The ‘Wolf of Walthamstow’ was on his way to making over $56k a year, until school staff shut him down
Though this venture didn’t work out, Nathan’s flair for the finer things in life drives him forward