Young man asked an old rich man

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Young man asked an old rich man

Post by tonyp » 14 Dec 2015, 22:33

A young man asked an old rich man how he made his money.
The old guy fingered his worsted wool vest and said, "Well son, it was 1932. The depth of the Great Depression. I was down to my last penny. I invested that penny in an apple. I spent the entire day polishing that apple and, at the end of the day, I sold the apple for tuppence.

The next morning, I invested that tuppence in two apples. I spent the entire day polishing them and sold them for sixpence. I continued this system of polishing and selling, each time reinvesting my profits into buying more apples."

"Wow!" said the young man, "and that's how you accumulated your fortune?"

"Nah", said the old man, "my wife's father died and left us two million pounds."
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