James Asquith Biography
How many countries have you visited in your life? If you haven’t hit double figures or triple figures, you are one among millions. Those who have hit triple figures are few but there is only one who has visited all countries in the world at just age 24. His name is James Asquith. He is now turning his passion for traveling to people across the world through his company Holiday Swap and book Breaking Borders.
James Asquith Age and Wife
He was born in Sussex on 30th December 1988. The 34-year-old is the last-born child in a family of two children. James’ desire to travel was birthed from observing his father who worked as a pilot. Now a grown man, he is living his dream as a global traveler and an owner of a travel company. He is also engaged to Robyn Ferguson, another passionate traveler from Sydney.
James Asquith Career
Growing up, James saw his family struggling to make ends meet. As another man in the house, he endeavored to help his parents in making money. At age 12, James learned to make money by washing cars. At age 17, he was organizing business events and making alot of money.
When he joined the London School of Economics, he got introduced to forex exchange. He invested in stocks and made a lot of money but naivety and lack of experience saw him losing every coin he had made.
James’ passion for traveling started when he took a year gap with his friends to travel to Southeast Asia for three months. After the trip, the traveling bug hit him. Soon he found himself traveling from country to country experiencing the culture and learning new things while still studying economics at the London School of Economics.
In an interview with business insider, James said each country he visited has its uniqueness. The best country he visited was the United States because of the diversity of cultures in the different states. Next on his list of favorites was European countries also because of the diversity.
He described his visit to Africa as lonely and full of self-reflection because he had just broken up with his girlfriend. Regardless, the countries in Africa were also exciting to experience.
After visiting all the countries he received an email from Guinness World Record issuing him a certificate of the youngest person to travel to all countries in the world. His success encouraged him to write a book to describe his experience as a traveler and encourage other people to travel.
James Asquith broke the world record when he was 18 months into his employment at HSBC in London. After 4 years, he got another opportunity to work as a Vice President for Deutsch Bank. His experience as a trader and in stocks gave him opportunities to work in big banks despite dropping out of school. This skills have also helped James in running his new businesses.
James Asquith Success and Net Worth
He also founded a company called HolidaySwap, a home exchange platform that allows homeowners across the world to rent their homes to travelers visiting their country. Holiday Swap has been endorsed by the government of Mozambique and elites in Dubai.
James turned his passion into a money-making opportunity. He left his job to focus on what he loved. Now, he earns millions from people who rent homes around the world through his company.
For the five years he has been running Holiday Swap, James Asquith could have accumulated a net worth of approximately $20 million. Asquith is in the path of young men like Caleb Boxx and John Summit who have followed their passions and created wealth out of it.