Yes there are several short cuts.
1. Born with a silver spoon - tha's not even short cut, that's being at the scene where action is without having to look for "a cut". That's ruled out.
2. Getting a lottery- probability? one in a billion!!!
3. Gambling - same as above !!! plus be prepared to lose what you already have.
4. Illegit, scam and others - that may not even be worth sparing a thought to.
That leaves us with the way - the Golden Route - that may be long, short, serpentine, straight, depending on our individual karma.