Profile Of A Young Entrepreneur
It seems incredible to think, therefore, that it was only about eight years ago that Jamal was using a £200 camera to record his friends performing on the estate in Acton, west London, where he grew up and uploading them to the internet.
Jamal Edwards is someone who has launched his own business, has become a millionaire, worked with Jessie J, Drake and Nicki Minaj and helped launch the career of Ed Sheeran and he is only 22!
He has almost single-handedly grown his youth broadcasting channel SB.TV from a few clips of his friends rapping into a global brand which has amassed more than 150million views on YouTube.
As a result, the man himself is hot property. He is among a select group of people (others include Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber) to have fronted a Google Chrome advert, interviewed people from Usher to David Cameron, met Simon Cowell and struck up a friendship with Richard Branson.
With an estimated fortune of up to £8m, he appeared in the Sunday Times young power and rich lists and has signed a deal with Sony RCA to run his own record label.
He has more than 130,000 followers on Twitter and that very modern symbol of fame – a blue ‘verified’ tick.