Turns out that Mohammed "Mo" Islam isn't good at making millions. But he is good at making up stories.
The 17-year-old Stuyvesant High School student became an instant sensation after a story in Monday's New York Magazine stated that he made $72 million in stock trading during his cafeteria breaks.
Monday afternoon, Islam reduced the figure, saying that he only made eight figures.
Monday evening, he admitted to The New York Observer to fabricating the entire story.
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UPDATE: Islam told the New York Observer that his entire story was fabricated. The coverage he received was "hyped up beyond belief." Islam says his dad wants to disown him and his mom said she'd never talk to him again.
You know how we reported on that 17-year-old who made $72 Million from trading stocks early Monday?
Well, it turns out that might all be a lie!
While Mohammed "Mo" Islam DOES have $72 Million in his bank account, we're hearing most of that might just be from
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