Benjamin Kapelushnik aka. Benjamin Kickz is the youngest sneaker millionaire in the world. Already at the age of 16 he could afford his own BMW i8 (of course no serial production ?). But how do you become a millionaire at such a young age - and with sneakers? That's what today is all about. So grab some popcorn, sit back and enjoy this blog post! ?
Who is Benjamin Kickz?
By now Ben is no longer a teenager. But before the sneakers started, he went to school just like you and me back then. One day Ben got his first sneakers from his parents. He was very happy about these shoes, but he took the chance and sold them a few days later at school to a classmate. Now you might think that this was not an intelligent decision, but I have to disagree with you. Because Benjamin sold the sneaker for twice its actual price.
Well, now you can guess that's exactly how his passion started. And that's also how his business started. Because while other teenagers went to parties on weekends, Ben stayed at home and worked on his business. At the time he was still laughed at, but now I'm sure everyone wants to be his friend. But not like this with Ben! He stands by the people who were at his side even then and don't just want his money.
Someone who calls himself Benjamin Kickz must have a healthy self-confidence. That's exactly what Ben has, and rightly so. He buys the rarest sneakers at retail prices. For this, he often queued for hours in front of the stores and also gave his friends the order to "fight their way through" for him. At the beginning he resold the sneakers in the resell.
Business is booming!
DJ Khaled was the first celebrity to notice the 'Million Dollar Boy'. He then introduced him to other US American celebrities from the hip hop scene. These included P. Diddy and French Montana. Meanwhile Ben has a really famous customer base. Be it Drake, Future or Lil Wayne - they all buy sneakers from Benjamin Kickz! Not only the New York Magazine reports about it, but meanwhile the whole world. And Ben also shows himself on Instagram with the stars!
Meanwhile Benjamin has his own big business. On his website sneakerdon.com he sells the most limited sneakers. There are not only the popular Yeezys from Kanye West, but also the Nike Air Mag Back to the Future from the movie Back to the Future. Sold out everywhere, but at Ben's you can buy the kicks for $12,500!
Besides his website, the 'Sneaker Don' also has his own brand 'Boomin'. He even opened his first Pop Up Store in New York a few years ago. If you ask him how the business is going, he just says "You know, it's Boomin!"
Did you think that the only way to make so much money was by reselling sneakers? So I am absolutely overwhelmed and also a little bit jealous that I don't have all these beautiful limited edition sneakers. But well, you can't do anything! ? Fortunately there is still our Sneaker Collection, I can browse through it often and find sneakers that I can afford, haha. At the end, I show you some posts from Ben, where he is flexing so well: