When Rihanna Approached This Teenage Millionaire With A Request, He Just Couldn’t Turn Her Down

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Dhillan Bhardwaj has achieved the sort of success most people his age only dream about. Indeed, from humble beginnings he turned himself into a teenage millionaire – and a reality TV personality in his native Britain. But the now-21-year-old, star of the Channel 4 show Rich Kids Go Shopping, was overwhelmed when his heroine Rihanna got in touch.

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Bhardwaj grew up in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, living an ordinary life. His family weren’t poor, but they weren’t rich either. “I was at secondary school and I couldn’t afford the things that my friends had,” he told website Snap.pa in 2016. “I remember taking my final exams and going to school in non-uniform.” Uniform is required at most British schools, but parents and students can’t always afford it.

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Bhardwaj described himself to Snap.pa as having “come from nothing.” But that didn’t stop him wanting cool clothes –  he just had to make them himself. With little else but YouTube videos to go on, he started to create tie-dye T-shirts to wear to school. His friends were impressed, and the young man wondered whether a career in fashion might be on the cards.

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