Do you know any millionaires?
If so, do you know how they made their millions?
Yes I know Sushil Kumar from Bihar in India who made 5 crore rupees while sitting on the hot seat of Kaun Banega Crorepati. I know another multi millionaire, Sh.Dhiru Bhai Ambani, founder of Reliance Industries Ltd and his successor are the biggest in terms of market capitalization of their assets all over India. I know Triputi Bala ji Maharaj living in a temple near Chennai whose worshipers offer multi crore of rupees in cash, kind, gold every year. Anybody can become a multi millionaire if one has faith in HIM. Google also appears to be in the list of millionaires.
I know a few.
They made their money in a number of different ways from oil to real estate to auto parts and more.
Most that I've really known have been first generation rich so no big family money.
For the most part they are just folks like the rest of us.
Good answer, Borsia. People need to realize that most "rich" people are just hard working individuals who are willing to take the risks necessary to be successful.
Yes Caleb and most of those I know work more than 60 hours a week..
They treat their employees well and are fair honest tax payers.
I knew a man years ago who built a successful wood flooring business. I am told he was a multimillionaire. You will find, jaydawg808, that MOST people who have wealth have gained it through hard work and taking the initiative.
It is silly for those lazy complainers on Hubpages to whine about the "greedy rich" and demand that they share their wealth. Would-be thieves is what they are.
Quite a few of our clients where I work are millionaires. They made their money by working hard, but more importantly by investing wisely and getting good advice.
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!
I had a great-uncle who was a millionaire. He made his money in the entertainment business as a documentary film maker and investor in early talkies, among other things.
I was hired to mentor for one year the AB Psychology wife of a billionaire...for one year they let me live in a prestigious three bedroom condominium in Manila. I was provided with a housemaid, an automatic Expedition car with a driver. Their business is gold mining in the Mountain Province; they had three helicopters to howl the gold bars, they own one of the television channel in Manila...this is as far as I knew.
Many, but I am in the financial services business. So it is not uncommon. Being a millionaire is not rare anymore. It's really a matter of age. If you're a millionaire in your 20's or 30's and achieved this without inheriting the money, that an accomplishment. If you've accumulated a million dollars in net worth at a 65, that's about what most people need to retire.
People make money through multiple venues. Often they are doing things that are just niche markets or things you have never heard of. I once had a client that was farrier. He made close to 700k a year shoeing horses all over long island. It's hard work and a special skill, but it pays well.
Fortunately I know a couple of millionaires but we ain't that close, lol, I have only heard rumors and stories of their success but I have never had the opportunity to discuss it with them first hand how they have got their millions.
Yeah! My cousin's parent's are millionaire's were insanely close, WE aren't rich though lol.
I have a sister in law who is a doctor married to another doctor. They made their money from hard work, long hours and years of education.
I have a friend whose brother in law made millions in pharmaceuticals. He is very generous and has used the money to give many others a leg up in life.
A friend of ours in the Army wanted to be a lawyer but the Army wouldn't send him to law school. So he got out, went on his own, and became a partner with the firm in Atlanta that has the Coca Cola account. He made his millions representing companies like Exxon. I have no idea what his life is like. We only exchange Christmas Cards.
I've known a number of millionaires. The most interesting one was the married girlfriend of one of my roommates, who I call Womanizing Walter. He had a number of women, but Mrs. California was the only one he "truly loved"; no doubt, her money was a factor. Only one problem; her husband was a multimillionaire, so what were the chances of her divorcing him for someone virtually penniless?
She did move out to Hawaii, and they settled in a two bedroom apartment with rent that cost almost as much as our 3 bedroom house. They took out a 6 month lease. A little more than a month into the situation, she decided to return to her husband, and left him stuck with that big fat lease all by himself. He had to dig into his retirement savings to pay the rest of the rent!
I believe she made her money selling makeup. However, since this was her fourth marriage, she may have gotten good alimony payments as well.
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