A teen gamer from Eastbourne, East Sussex in South East England is earning big bucks from popular video game Minecraft.
Believe it or not, 15-year-old Brandon Relph has become rich enough to hire 23 other individuals scattered across 12 countries. Along with his partner Florian, a boy from Germany, Brandon founded a company named goCreative in February 2014.
Together, they handle projects from their clients – mostly companies who want to advertise their services or products in Minecraft. These companies are more than happy to throw their money on goCreative because of the brilliant results they produce.
Coding and Minecraft expert Brandon Relph started when he was around 10 or 11 years old.
“I started coding when I was about 10 or 11. I was first introduced to Minecraft when I was about 10 or 11 too. It cost me £10. That was the best £10 I have ever spent.”
Eventually, he was able to make money from the sandbox video game.
“When I was younger, I said I wanted to make just £1 in one year. The next year I increased that to £10, £100 and so on. My aim now was to make £10,000 by my 16th birthday and I am already there with that one.”
Later on, he started to make money from both.
Despite being busy running a business, Brandon makes it a point that his studies are not compromised in any way. In fact, he always finds time for his homework. Plus he is aiming for A grades in math, computer science, and physics. He hopes to pursue higher education later on in either Oxford or Cambridge universities.
Despite his fortune, Brandon stays focused with his studies, finishing his homework daily.
As for goCreative, he and his partner are taking further steps to stabilize their success.
“The income from the company is considerable.”
He, however, was quick to add:
“At the moment Florian and I are reinvesting. We both live with our parents and we don’t really need to take much of an income from the business.”
The duo is hoping that through that, the business will continue to grow and generate bigger earnings.