Faisal Aljofry garnered the attention of netizens recently for his luxurious sports car. The trader and cryptocurrency investor has been posting snippets of his BMW i8 on his TikTok page, and one of the videos has accumulated more than one million views.
However, not all onlookers are genuinely happy for the 25-year-old. He told mStar he bought the used German-manufactured sports car a few months ago for about RM500k. “I happened to come across a lady on TikTok making videos about cars. So, I try to make videos of my own car too. I just bought it a few months ago. The new model could reach RM1.1 million, so I bought a used one for half the price”, he said.
“When I share the videos, I never thought they would be included in TikTok’s ‘For You Page’ (FYP). It turns out not a lot of people know about the BMW i8. So I took the liberty to show how to refill the tank, the charging port, interior, so on and so forth”, added Faisal. He plans to buy a Rolls Royce car in the future to realise his unachieved dream of owning the England-made car.
Before owning the BMW i8, the youngest of three siblings used to own a Perodua Axia and still owns a Toyota Yaris. He said, “I don’t like to drive fast. I’m not into sports cars because I prioritise comfort. Although the BMW i8 is sporty, but it’s comfortable like a car meant for everyday use, unlike a McLaren, Ferrari, or a Lamborghini”.
Despite the warm and funny comments he received from netizens, the entrepreneur started to receive nasty reactions after posting a video of himself showing off his ‘outfit of the day’ on his TikTok. The video has reached more than 400k views and 700 comments so far.
The comments can be read such as: “Next month the bank will call you for your credit card debt“, “Just 20k (ringgit)?“, “That is it?“, and “Money can’t buy style“. Polite supporters can be seen commenting playfully like, “Can (the car) fly?” and “You can charge the car using powerbank right?“.
Faisal, who comes from a typical family, added, “I don’t mind people bashing me because it won’t make a dent in my bank account. But I do feel sorry for them because how could they pray for me to get robbed, wishing for bad things to fall upon others? To those who have been supporting me, I hope you keep working hard and just do whatever you like”.
In case you didn’t know, before Faisal Aljofry started to work in Forex trading, he used to work in modelling, fitness, and photography. He also worked as a creative director and a videographer.