Entrepreneur & Investor
In 2009, at the age of 24 Sam moved from the USA to the UK and founded the smoking cessation company, SKYCIG. Initially bootstrapped out of the back of a rental car, and grew it into Europe’s market leader in the course of 4 years. In 2013, SKYCIG was acquired by Lorillard Tobacco (NYSE:LO) and rebranded Blu.
He continues to work in start-ups, (most recently exiting Coworker.com as a founded to IWG PLC in 2021) and as an early stage investor. It was the journey into the the world of finance with the limitless strategies and emerging asset classes that created the desire to start Invest Like a Boss. Sam previously visited 100+ countries while living off passive income, volunteering, and learning languages. Through it all, he came to realize that inner mastery is more important, interesting, and challenging that external conquest, and and now spends time in philosophy, spiritual traditions, and the practice of virtue and meditation.
Entrepreneur, Kickboxer, Traveler
Johnny went from quitting a well paid corporate job in California in 2008 to move to Thailand to work as a Scuba Instructor and train professionally as a Muay Thai Fighter. It wasn’t until 2013 that he made his first $100 online when he started his first e-commerce store. He has built and maintained 6 figures of passive annual income and now spends his time traveling the world, and finding new ways to invest his passive income.
Johnny “FD” Jen tells his story in Ep 23 – From Zero to Self Made, How to 300x Your Investment
Johnny Jen is the host of the Travel Like a Boss Podcast where he interviews location independent entrepreneurs and successful digital nomads. He is the author of 12 Weeks in Thailand: The Good Life on the Cheap and Life Changes Quick. He is the founder of the Nomad Summit and can be found on his travel and business blog at JohnnyFD.com or on IG @JohnnyFDK
To hear more about Johnny’s investment strategies listen to episode 02 here.