Real or rumors?: High school student reportedly makes $72M by skipping lunch to play stock market

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QUEENS, New York — Most teenagers just eat or hang out with their friends during their lunch breaks — but 17-year-old Mohammed Islam? He rakes in the cash.

According to the New York Post, Islam has made upward of $72 million by trading stocks during his lunch breaks from Stuyvesant High School.

Islam has been able to buy a BMW and rents an apartment in Manhattan. His goal is to start a hedge fund when he turns 18.

However, a source close to the story told Business Insider that Islam is not worth $72 million and believes the whole thing started as a rumor by his friends or parents.

The New York Magazine author is defending her story on Twitter, saying she saw a bank statement with eight figures.

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