Sea Life Made Norm Hunt

Daily Telegraph:

Spending a year at sea would send most teenagers insane, but it helped to set Norm Hunt up for life.

As a 17-year-old working on a prawn trawler off the north coast of Australia, Hunt had nowhere to spend his money. As his bank balance grew, so did his desire to work hard.

He’s come a long way since, it has been a bumpy ride, but he now owns the Cold Rock franchise, boasting a $30 million annual turnover and almost 1000 franchise staff.

The 46-year-old also has a residential and commercial property portfolio that stretches across the continent.

It all started when Hunt’s parents were sailing around the world on a yacht, and he left school and took up prawning.

“I was just a kid and had 12 months at sea on this trawler — a mothership would bring us out our mail. I probably came to shore for seven days in total during that year.”

In the end, Hunt had $20,000 in the bank and the world at his feet. Rather than blowing it all on partying or fast cars, he invested in property in Perth. Read full story.

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