Tim Sykes

Tim Sykes

Formal First Name
Timothy (Tim)
Nick Name
4/15/1981 - present

Timothy Sykes is a penny stock expert and trader who became a self-made millionaire at age 22. He is best known for earning $1.65 million by day trading while still attending his university. With more than 20 years of industry experience, Sykes decided to start teaching others the method behind his particular degree of monetary mastery. He is now a full-time educator to more than 3,000 students in over 70 countries. Sykes has traveled to over 80 countries, meeting and chatting with many of the world’s most successful individuals.

Professional Experience

Academic History


    • Sykes often skip college classes in favor of trading penny stocks every day.
    • He has turned $12,415 in Bar Mitzvah gift money into $2 million.
    • He started a hedge fund during his senior year, which went on to become the top-ranked short bias fund by Barclay for three years.
    • His trading strategy was never very scalable; his fund lost 35% when he tried long-term investing instead of trading.
    • He launched in 2009, a website devoted to collecting user reviews of financial services, videos, and books, as well as financial brokers.
    • He co-founded in 2011, a social service with about 20,000 users that provides stock trade information online.
    • He founded the Timothy Sykes Foundation, which has raised $600,000, and has partnered with Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club.
    • He co-founded Karmagawa, a charity dedicated to helping animals, preserving natural resources, and assisting those in need around the world.


      • His achievements set the stage for his appearance in the first season of the successful reality showWall Street Warriors.”
      • He also starred in the hit TV show "Below Deck."


        • Sykes earned a spot on Trader Monthly’s “Top 30 Under 30” list in 2006.
        • He was recognized by President Obama for his contributions.