Britain’s richest gypsy Alfie Best was born in a caravan at the side of the road, he now reaches billionaire status as his business Wyldecrest Parks empire continues to grow.
Alfie now lives in a £6m mansion in Surrey. The 52-year-old started his business career in his teens selling cars and vans, before setting up a group of mobile phone stores
when he was 20.
Now, more than 30 years later, he runs Wyldecrest Parks, which operates 91 mobile home parks across the UK and is worth £700 million.
The entrepreneur has even reached the point where he can even afford to buy his own £4.5 million helicopter designed by Aston Martin.
Alfie Best is a British entrepreneur and the CEO of Wyldecrest Parks, one of the UK’s largest mobile home park operators. He was born in 1970 in London, England and grew up in a Romani Gypsy family, which instilled in him a strong work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit.
Alfie is also a passionate philanthropist and is committed to giving back to his community. He has established the Wyldecrest Parks Charitable Trust, which supports various charities and initiatives, including homelessness, education, and healthcare. He has also donated millions of pounds to various causes, including the Grenfell Tower fire victims and the NHS.
Alfie’s entrepreneurial success has earned him a place on the Sunday Times Rich List, with an estimated net worth of over £1 billion. He is known for his charismatic personality and for breaking down stereotypes and barriers in the business world.
Overall, Alfie Best is a self-made billionaire and a successful entrepreneur who has built a thriving business and made a name for himself in the mobile home industry. He is also a committed philanthropist who is passionate about giving back to his community and making a positive difference in the world.
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Interview with Alfie Best
What Would Be Your Top 4 Successful Business Ideas In 2020?
“Everybody constantly needs housing. Affordable housing is always going to be beneficial. Currently, the business we are doing at this point and time is extremely successful. By selling affordable houses at 50% less than the market price on a like-for-like brick-and-mortar property. We cannot fail because we are solving a need and beating the price margin at the same time.
Also, we are working on an app that helps revive the HIGH STREET. This app sends you messages to let you know all of your local restaurants, what functions they have and when the shop is low on goods. It also lets you know when restaurants are full. The app also has parking lots availability.
The residents of that local area subscribe to the app and charge you when you use their parking lot. The app is called LOCAL because it helps revive the High Street. Everything the app does revolves around the High Street.
Another app we are working on is an app that helps people to carshare to work. People pool together and share the transport.
The fourth business idea is a content editing solution where people can send their content and we edit it professionally and then share it on YouTube and also sell it to various television networks. We are like an editing room and people can send their content, be it about travel, cars, or their way of life. We can create multitudes of different channels not
just on YouTube.”
I asked Alfie whether I can share his projects with our audience and this was his response
“Oh please go ahead. I love to see people do well in Business. I love business with a passion and nothing excites me as much as other people succeeding.”
What were your biggest mistakes in getting you to where you are today?
“My biggest mistake was not understanding what was happening in the market itself.
So, I minding my business and doing absolutely fine. Everything was good but I wasn’t looking outside my business. I wasn’t paying attention to the economy yet every business is affected in some way or another by the economy and it has a profound effect. That was in 1990. I nearly went bankrupt by not concentrating on the outside factors that affect business.
My second mistake was being overconfident. When you are in business, it is imperative that you check twice. Don’t believe your own hype. Sometimes when you are successful, you start to believe that you are invincible. That’s where you can fall flat. It is good to remember where you came from because you can easily go back there.” I prompted Alfie to tell us more: “If you are not humble, you are nothing,” he says emphatically.
What do you think about, most of the time?
“WORK. The secret to success is WORK, SAVE, INVEST. It is that simple. Work, save, invest. Work, save, invest. If you continue that habit, you begin to benefit from your investments.”
What sort of investments are we looking at?
“Investments should always be a cash-producing benefit. Your investments must produce a cash flow otherwise they become a long destination of hope. An investment that does not produce an income is like marrying a wife who cannot cook!!” quips Alfie
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Alfie Best at the Progressive Property Event
Business & Property Empire Owner Alfie Best reveals about how he went from
zero to being a multi-millionaire by aged 19 & building a property empire
worth almost 1 £Billion.