Former intern on ‘My First Million’ podcast turns millionaire: The inspiring journey of Ishan Haque
Being an intern has traditionally put you at the bottom of the totem pole, using working behind the scenes, and doing the jobs that no one else wants to do. However, it’s also an opportunity to learn from the best minds in the industry.
In some cases, an internship also provides an opportunity to learn the tools of the trade without having to pay for expensive college degrees. A great example of this is the inspiring story of an intern who learned from an industry expert behind the ‘My First Million’ podcast and eventually carved his own path and ended up becoming a millionaire himself.
Ishan Haque, whose journey began at the age of 18, is a former intern at “My First Million,” a popular podcast founded by the dynamic duo of Sam Parr and Shaan Puri. The podcast is the go-to source for discovering the incredible stories of successful entrepreneurs and discovering the path they took to reach that coveted million-dollar milestone. Every episode takes you on a fascinating dive into our guests’ experiences, unveiling the hidden gems of their success stories and generously sharing their invaluable insights.
Prior to “My First Million,” Sam was the founder of “The Hustle,” a highly popular newsletter that he later sold to HotSpot for millions of dollars. Puri, while working with Sam at “My First Million,” also founded “Milk Road,” a crypto newsletter that he, too, sold for a cool million-dollar figure.
A few years after his internship, Ishan, who once served under the guidance of entrepreneur Puri, achieved something that seemed impossible – he became a millionaire by the age of 21.
During his time as an intern, Ishan learned about various business projects, including e-commerce ventures, showcasing their entrepreneurial spirit. Ishan’s path to success began with a simple step – reaching out to entrepreneurs on Twitter and volunteering his assistance in their business endeavors.
Puri played a pivotal role in Ishan’s journey, even featuring his name on the cover art of the “My First Million” podcast, instilling confidence in the young talent. Their collaboration extended beyond the podcast, as Ishan and Puri consistently launched new businesses, often starting as side projects.
In the most recent episode, Puri catches up with his former intern, Ishan Haque, who shares an incredible journey. Ishan elevated his annual income from $30,000 to $40,000 with a bold investment that took only a minute. At the young age of 22, he now boasts a millionaire status, all thanks to early investments in companies like Animoca and Afterpay, which have flourished into billion-dollar enterprises.
Below is a video of the interview between Ishan and his mentor, Puri. Enjoy!