I know several millionaires, in fact, MULTI-millionaires. It is simply not as rare, in 2013, to be acquainted with individuals who have tasted sweet success. Just in my family-friend circle alone, there are at least 20, extremely wealthy people. Because I've been familiar with them from Day 1.....to me, they're still the same, ordinary, down to earth, individuals they were, prior to reaching the top of the money mountain.
However, I am also associated to a few "silver spoon babies," who simply INHERITED their incredible wealth. To be fair, though, even THEY, must work and be active in the process of maintaining the flow of gold, by perhaps working the business, investing and/or expanding.
Somewhere along the way to millions.....except for the very rare Lottery winner.....someone needed to WORK, long and hard, be financially wise, often, highly educated.....or at the very least, exceptionally talented. I can list variables forever.....In the right place, at the right time, surrounded by genius, highly motivated and tenacious. I don't know anyone who had millions, magically "appear" on their door step. Those millionaires I know, earned every dollar!