[HO CHI MINH CITY] IN 2019, Huynh Anh Tri was getting sick of his 9-to-5 salesman life and having to endure daily traffic just to get by.
Then, Covid-19 struck and changed everything. Like many others his age, Huynh saw an opportunity to start investing when the markets were in turmoil and he was stuck at home.
The then 22-year-old, who had majored in education, began dabbling in foreign exchange and commodities. It wasn't long before he quit his jobs in sales and as an English teacher.
Huynh, who was inspired by the Hollywood film The Wolf of Wall Street, knew there was no turning back. "I want to make a lot of money," he said. "You know how they say work smart, not hard? I don't want to be the...