“Every article starts with where I’m from,” says Mo Said.
This article, too, will start there to show just how meteoric the Mojo Supermarket founder’s rise has been by age 31. Said grew up in Pakistan with a passion for creativity and no outlet. “There is no word for [creativity] back home,” he says. “My mom equates musicians and prostitutes at the same level.”
So he left at 18 and came to the U.S. “I spent my last $800 to buy a camera and do a portfolio,” says Said, who landed a job at BBDO and later Droga5.