Omar Jackson is an entrepreneur and businessman who is the founder of OJ Lifestyle and a partner at Berkeley Assets. He is also at the forefront of opening and operating other businesses, including the 2019 launch of his own brand, OJ Lifestyle, which is focused on social sustainability and giving back to the community. in equal measure.
June 26, 1990
|Age||32 years old|
|Place of birth||London, United Kingdom|
|Education||11 GCSEs and 4 A-Levels – Langley Grammar School, UCL – University College London|
Omar Jackson was born on June 26, 1990 in London, United Kingdom. he completed his early education from 11 GCSEs and 4 A-Levels – Langley Grammar School and later graduated from UCL – University College London.
Throughout his studies, Jackson experienced academic challenges and sometimes racism
and bullying. Raised by a single mother, Omar says his upbringing was difficult at times. His mother did everything she could for her two sons and her own drive and ambition to start a business demonstrated a ‘do the impossible’ mindset that was injected into Omar’s motivation.
It was a traumatic near-death experience at age 17 that had a huge impact on Omar’s life. A severe allergy attack rushed him to the emergency room and, with little chance of survival, Omar was put on life support. Fortunately, the doctors were able to save him, but this incident made Omar realize that something huge could happen at any moment, and he established a mindset to live every day to the fullest, hence “memorable experiences” that underpin the OJ Lifestyle brand.
Having grown up without a father and with only his mother supporting his ambitions, Jackson’s ambition is to build a strong foundation for his own family in the future. He wants to be in the best possible situation to provide for the needs and devote most of his time to a family, and to his passions without any financial limit. Omar wants to leave a legacy of success and inspire future generations that they too can achieve the impossible.
It was his difficult early years that Omar says shaped him to become a strong-minded and successful entrepreneur, determined to make a positive impact and give back in a meaningful way. He lives by the mantra of “work hard, always learn, never give up” and hopes to use it to inspire a younger generation. The ambitions were apparent from the start when, aged eight, Omar claimed he would one day have his own business. Fast forward to today and OJ is truly on his way to realizing his dream as he became a successful entrepreneur and partner at a private equity firm at age 26.
He is also at the forefront of opening and operating other businesses, including the 2019 launch of his own brand, OJ Lifestyle, which is focused on social sustainability and giving back to the community. in equal measure. OJ is passionate about supporting young people, inspiring and developing talent by supporting educational initiatives and helping those in need through his personal involvement in charity.
Whether it’s building a school in Tanzania, renovating an orphanage in Sri Lanka, feeding workers during Ramadan, supporting the same Sri Lankan orphanage with supplies through Covid-19, inspiring children to work hard – giving back and developing the talent of others has always been in Omar’s DNA. Inspiring those around him to look within and pursue their own passions is incredibly rewarding for Omar.
His business acumen was evident from an early age. At 13, he started selling cakes for money at school. From baking cakes to becoming a successful entrepreneur, Omar has had an incredible journey. This included working at Primark, Heathrow Airport, successfully investing early in the vaping industry, working in corporate finance and running various businesses before becoming a partner at Berkeley Assets . From the age of 12, Omar’s talent for driving also came to life. Living in the fast lane, literally, over the years, he now races professionally for Ferrari, with Swiss-based team Kessel Racing in the GT series.
It was these life lessons that truly made him the entrepreneur he is today. It was her determination, her passion and her entrepreneurial spirit that allowed her to realize her dreams. His professional ambitions are far from over as he takes the private equity industry by storm with his innovative approach and his personal brand grows ever stronger.