Privilege Made Me An Entrepreneur

Most Entrepreneurs Start Rich. I Did.
7 min readDec 16, 2019


The height of privilege is the panel (or manel) discussion

Young people ask me how to become an entrepreneur. It’s a simple answer. Be born rich.

They laugh every time, but it’s not a joke.

The first hump in entrepreneurship is about $20,000, and almost no one who’s not related to you will give you that money. If you don’t have savings or rich family…



Indrajit Samarajiva is a writer from Sri Lanka. Follow me at, or just email me at