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Two thirds of the world's billionaires made their fortunes from scratch.

Two thirds of the world s billionaires made their fortunes from scratch

Source: Robin Sharma

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I'm not sure what the definition of "from scratch" is.

But it's clear that there's a lot of money that can be made if you work really hard and get lucky.

so they _did_ build it? lol

Not necessarily.

But they did have the determination to make sure they got paid. :)

So where does one get this "scratch"? Can I buy it in stores? :P

You know that scratch is just another word for money.

You only need $30M to be considered super-rich. Wealth Management recently polled about 1,500 Americans with $500,000 or more in investible assets and found that 69% of respondents made most of their fortune through work, business ownership or investments. Only 6% made their wealth by inheriting it, while 25% made it through a combination of inheritance and earnings.

So George Romney was work.

Mitt Romney is inheritance and earnings.

The 5 Romney boys are inheriting only.

Although once you inherit enough you're "earning" annually through investments and dividends, right?

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