E39: Jamal Edwards: From Media Student To Multimillionaire
By The Diary Of A CEO by Steven Bartlett
At 15, Jamal Edwards rapped under the name "SmokeyBarz", filming with his friends from a £20 phone. At 24, he had received an MBE for services to music and business, taken the first royal selfie and was a multimillionaire. The entrepreneur turned music mogul launched the careers of the musical elite such as Ed Sheeran, Dave and many more. Jamal launched SBTV in 2006, which at the time, was the first new media business on YouTube and boasted a subscriber base of over 1 million. Brushing shoulders with royals and celebrities alike, Jamal was named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list and one of GQ Magazine's 100 Most Connected Men Of All Time. In this episode of The Diary of a CEO, we discuss how Jamal dealt with business success at such a young age, his struggle with mental health and how money isn’t everything. I additionally share something really personal to me, which I've never shared before.