With over 20 years’ experience in the property industry and a strong, social-media following – Vincent Wong is an extremely familiar face in the Property Investment sector. Wong, the founder of exchange-listed company Wealth Dragons, has had an interesting and varied path to the top. One often wonders how successful entrepreneurs arrive at their destination, as the adage goes; success is not constructed overnight.
Wong was educated at the prestigious London Oratory School, brought up by parents who craved for Vincent to follow a traditional, academic path. He attained Bachelors in Pharmacy from the University London and continued his early career in this sector. “Initially, I was travelling a lot around the country (…) it was tiring and relatively low-paid.” He discussed the strain of working in-locum on his personal life and development.
The Guardian affirms that around 65% of British workers are unhappy in their current working situation, citing that often individuals “fall” into a career path or pursue endeavours which are seen as stable, yet uninspiring. When you talk with Wong, you get a sense of someone who is patient and methodical, yet stored with an innate drive to get better and constantly develop. “One of my best tips of advice to entrepreneurs is to not be dictated to around what society might expect from you.”
Forbes advises those wanting a career change, to ensure they do sufficient research and to focus on developing a personal brand. Vincent’s step into property was made easier by the fact; he had a genuine passion for the sector. In the pre-internet days of the early 2000’s – he would actively attend property auctions and get excited analysing properties with below market values. “I would spend hours searching through property catalogues (…) also focussing on developing a huge list of contacts in the industry”.
Wong purchased his first property in the UK in 1997, making a tidy profit which he was able to re-invest. He expresses the importance of having a very strong network – across various different stakeholders, whether it is his client list or collection of investors. This stewardship was evidenced with his partnership with world-famous social media star, John Lee, who Vincent had helped mentor in property.
The two had met on an online property forum – where Wong had been discussing his innovative process of Lease Options, which had been met with some disrepute from other property members. The combination of the duo’s expertise and skills in the market, led to the creation of Wealth Dragons – a journey which has led to the stock exchange listing and a critically acclaimed book, “The Wealth Dragon Way: the Why, When and how to become infinitely Wealthy”.
Vincent is now a trusted advisor and speaker on the global stage, which he has done successfully for 12 years. With his world renowned property training programmed, “Deal-Maker Intensive”, Vincent’s journey from pharmacist to property megastar, demonstrates that with a touch of self-belief and dedication to learning a sector inside out, anything is possible.
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