From discarded seeds to world's tallest building. This is an amazing rags to riches story of a remarkable man George, who at the age of 11 sold discarded cotton seeds and tamarind shells and made 90 percent profit from them.
Now as a grown man George has also grown in wealth and profit and has already realized his dream to own land and real estate.
The mind blowing thing is the location of his owned real estate—that's what makes his story truly inspirational.
To say you own one apartment in the world's tallest building would be impressive. But to say you own 22, now that would just be hard to believe right?
Well believe it! Indian businessman George Nereaparambil is the very man who owns more than his fair share of the 900 apartments in the Burj Khalifa. He is thought to be one of the largest private owners within the building, but he says he's not stopping at 22.
With lavish gold decor covering the walls, floors and ceilings, the apartment is a good match for George himself.
He certainly dresses the part. Sharply dressed in a silver-toned suit with bright white shoes, he is every bit the successful businessman he portrays: Passionate, hardworking, but humble down to his core.
It all began like a daring joke, but it spurred the determined Indian onto his dream. George's impressive property resume all came about when a friend teased him about the 828-metre building.
"A relative of mine jokingly told me: See this Burj Khalifa, you cannot enter it."
But George did more than enter it. After seeing an advertisement in a newspaper about an apartment for rent in the building, the Kerala-born businessman got straight on the phone.
"That very same day, I rented the apartment, and the next day I was living in it. That was in 2010."
He quickly bought up more apartments. Now, six years on with 22 apartments under his belt, he said five are rented, and as for the rest, he's "waiting for the right tenant".