It’s no secret that there are a lot of people in the world whose goal in life is to achieve financial success.
While others go about achieving this dream through a lifetime of work, a lucky few boast of getting there fast becoming millionaires practically overnight.
The name Andrew Mason may not ring a bell for many but his claim to fame will surely do. The 39-year-old entrepreneur is the mind behind the e-commerce and discount website Groupon.
Although he was a music major, he cashed in on his amazing tech idea ending up $230 million rich, according to latest estimates.
Another inventive mind who hit it big is former flight attendant Sandy Stein.
Seeing women’s problems of losing their keys in their purse or handbag, she came up with an invention called Finders Key Purse.
It proved to be a runaway hit as Stein’s business reached $1 million in sales just after a few months since its launch.
Life’s a gamble and poker player Jonathan Duhamel knows this saying to be true based on experience.
The Montreal resident, who actually wanted to be a hockey player, became an overnight millionaire when he emerged the victor of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.
He bagged a reported $9 million at the time. It looks like he was able to further grow his wealth as Duhamel is valued at $32 million in 2018.
Oscar Stohler, Farmer
North Dakota rancher Oscar Stohler made his living as a farmer until a discovery changed his fortunes. More than a decade ago, Stohler found crude oil on his land. This would lead to him and other fellow farmers earning millions.
Pierre Le Guennec
Pierre Le Guennec is not like any other French electrician. The now-retired worker used to work for the famed painter Pablo Picasso, who gave him a whopping 271 pieces throughout his employment.
After a legal battle, in which he was accused of stealing the previously unknown works, he now sits on an estimated fortune of $60 million as per the valuation of the pieces.
Here’s a good reason to frequent garage sales more. Rick Norsigian, a Californian painter, hit gold after buying celebrated landscape photographer Ansel Adams photographic prints for just $50 at a garage sale. The negatives are reportedly worth $200 million.