Michael Yacoub came to Australia 28 years ago with a very small amount of money, but with immense enthusiasm and a think-big attitude. He arrived at 7:30am, started working at an Adelaide architectural office at 8:30am, and was appointed the associate director of the firm within three months. His life since, has been an amazing success story.
As an aspiring tycoon from a very young age, Michael was one of eight children in a family that battled to make ends meet. He learnt the value of accumulating wealth early in life and grew up with a strong desire to be successful and wealthy. His first enterprise was at the age of 12, and he became a multi-millionaire by 45.