Wealth and what it brings is at best fleeting. For example, in 1923 a small group of the world's wealthiest men met at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. They were the "Who's Who" of wealth and power. At that time they controlled more money than the total amount contained in the United States Treasury. Here's a list of who was there and what eventually happened to them ...
Charles Schwab: President of the largest independent steel company - died broke.
Arthur Cutten: Greatest of the wealth speculators - died abroad, insolvent.
Richard Witney: President of the New York Stock Exchange - died just after his release from Sing Sing prison.
Albert Fall: Member of a U.S. President's cabinet - was abandoned from prison so that he could die at home.
Jess Livermore: Greatest "Bear" on Wall Street - committed suicide.
Leon Fraser: President of the Bank of International Settlements - committed suicide.
Ivar Kreuger: Head of the world's greatest monopoly - committed suicide.
Even Greek millionaire Aristotle Onassia, who retained his wealth and died at a ripe old age, recognized that money isn't the same as SUCCESS. He said, "After you reach a certain point, money becomes unimportant. What matters is success."
From The Success Journey
SUCCESS One Day At A Time by: John C. Maxwell
Self-trust is the first secret of success.
|ROBERT (Vegas Bob) A.SWETZ - Commercial RE - Investments|