- Oct 21, 2003
This article was from the Calgary Herald dated Feb 28, 2001. Interesting read so I'd like to share it with all of you.
For Calgary teenager Lesley Scorgie, investing her money was a no-brainer. But she never imagined her savvy investment skills would catch the attention of the producers at Oprah Winfery's TV show.
Scorgie, a 17-year-old honours student at Dr. E.P. Scarlett High School, started investing in Canada Savings Bonds when she was 10. She soon diversified into mutual funds and equities, all with money she made working part-time jobs.
She won't disclose how much money she made, but as a condition on appearing on Oprah she had to show them financial statements proving she could be a millionaire by the time she turns 25. "I am kind of shocked at myself that I can do that," Scorgie said Sunady. It requires a lot of persistence and attention but it's totally achievable."
Scorgie an her mom were whisked to Chicago last Tuesday to tape the Oprah Show, called Ordinary People, Extraordinary Wealth.