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Sam Byrne was a teenager when he made his first transaction on the Dutch online brokerage Degiro.

In 2017, he invested € 5,000 in Facebook stocks – but sold them all in a panic when scandal erupted over Cambridge Analytica’s harvest of millions of Facebook profiles.

Byrne, now 25, lost 40% of his investment in Facebook shares – but his interest was piqued. He studied finance and accounting at university, read books such as Rich daddy, poor daddy (who advocates the importance of financial literacy and financial independence) and began following legendary investors Warren Buffett and Peter Lynch.


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