A young multi-millionaire who used to be homeless is helping a London family after swapping homes with them on Rich House, Poor House.
Australian entrepreneur Harry Saunders, 24, owns several properties around the world, including a three-bedroom flat in Shoreditch thanks to his SEO business, worth £12million.
The internet whizz now enjoys a disposable income of nearly £6,000 a month, and says he earned his money through hard graft after becoming homeless at 17 and having to claw his way off the streets.
It made him particularly sensitive to the story of father-of-two Angel Blanco Lista, who shares a one bedroom Notting Hill Gate flat with his wife Santana and their son, four, and daughter, two.
Australian entrepreneur Harry Saunders, 24, a multimillionaire who used to be homeless brought some real changes to the life of a strapped-for-cash dad-of-two and his wife on the latest episode of Rich House, Poor House on Channel 5
Father-of-two Angel Blanco Lista, who shares a one bedroom Notting Hill Gate flat with his wife Santana and their son, four, and daughter, two, says he struggles to feed his young family after his benefits and earnings have paid their bills
Viewers were moved by last night’s Channel 5 show, and praised Harry for making a commitment to help Angel achieve his goals
With £9,000 of debt, the couple live on money Angel picks up working shifts at a Leylands shop, and Government benefits – and are left with just £66 of income per week to feed their family.
The dedicated father had to sleep on the floor so he could sleep in the same room as his family. ‘It’s getting a bit of a nightmare to be honest with you,’ he told the show.
Santana is a stay-at-home mother who is looking after the kids, but also dreams of developing her own skincare business after coming up with products during lockdown.
The couple said they have £9,000 of debt and relie on Universal Credit for help to top up Angel’s salary.
The busy dad-of-two had tried to create his own digital marketing company afew years prior, but couldn’t live off it and eventually had to give it up to feed his family.
‘When I come home I’m just so exhausted, I don’t have the energy or the time to invest into the business I actually want to get into,’ he said.
‘We just need that support, we need somebody to push us, to be there for …….