Edwards was an adolescent when he launched the youth broadcasting and manufacturing movie channel SBTV to add clips he had recorded of his buddies acting on the property the place he lived in Acton, west London.
By 2014, he had amassed an estimated fortune of round £8 million and labored with the likes of Jessie J, Emeli Sande and Ed Sheeran.
Chatting with PA after being made an MBE, he stated he began SBTV to present his buddies a platform.
He added: “It was a frustration of going to high school and everybody speaking about ‘how can we get our movies on MTV’.
“YouTube was like a 12 months previous. I used to be like ‘I’ve bought a digital camera for Christmas, I will begin filming folks and importing it’.
“Everybody was me like ‘what are you doing, like you possibly can compete with these main companies’, however I feel I used to be early sufficient to consider that I might make a change.”