‘I’m glad I didn’t win,’ says a fired Apprentice contestant who is now worth millions.
On season three of the hit BBC show The Apprentice, GHAZAL ASIF was fired by Lord Sugar.
She is expected to earn seven figures in 15 years.
When she joined the cast at the age of 23, the businesswoman was the program’s youngest ever contestant.
She promised herself that by the time she turned 30, she would “be a millionaire.”
After a highly successful tech career at AppDynamics, Ghazal is on the verge of achieving her goal, and will do so before turning 40.
AppDynamics is a San Francisco-based company that provides full-stack application performance management and IT operations analytics.
Her work with AppDynamics resulted in incremental revenue growth of £14.7 million ((dollar)20 million) to £110.4 million ((dollar)150 million).
Following her time in San Francisco, she is now the head of channel sales for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa at Google.
She lived in Glasgow prior to the show, but after being fired, she landed a job in London with a global IT firm to gain experience and commercial skills.
Her time at Meraki aided her in leading the company’s Global Channel Sales organization.
Meraki’s growth from £73.6 million ((dollar)100 million) to £736.4 million ((dollar)1 billion) in four years was aided by the channel.
Ghazal said she was glad she “didn’t win the show” because she learned a lot more along the way.
“I’m on track for a seven-figure income next year,” says the 37-year-old.
“I could never have imagined,” she told The Sun.
“I do think that with age and experience, you realize that being really good at what you’re doing is the by-product of being really good at what you’re doing,” Ghazal continued.
“When I think back, I realize how young I was.”
Even when I look for myself and find some of the things I said, I have the impression that I can talk the talk but not walk the walk.
“I had the gift of gab, but The Apprentice taught me that I needed experience, which I believe I gained, particularly in Silicon Valley.”
“Now that I’ve gained the experience to back up my words, it’s no surprise that I’ve had such a successful career after The Apprentice.”
“I don’t believe I would be where I am now if it hadn’t been for The Apprentice.”
“It allowed me to go to London; I left my job for filming, and when I returned, they told me they wanted me to do the job there.”
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