Multimillionaire Gary Ashworth has founded or backed over 30 businesses in his 40 year career, but life didn’t seem so bright when he had just left school.
Mr Ashworth started his entrepreneurial journey at 21 after being told by his father “We’ll always love you son, even though you’ll never amount to anything”. Now chairman of three companies, investor, published author and podcast host, Mr Ashworth shared exclusively with Express.co.uk what it takes to be a success.
Mr Ashworth was not the typical success story, having not done well at school and avoided a degree entirely.
He believes schools are avoiding teaching three vital components to help young entrepreneurs become successful: financial literacy, curiosity and to not always take what those in charge say at face value.
From a young age he understood that becoming wealthy was not something he could do working for someone else.
To read the full feature on Gary and his career to date, visit The Express.