A young man asked an old rich man how he made his money:
“Well, son, it was 1932.”
The depth of the Great Depression.
I was down to my last $10’s.
I invested that $10’s in an apple.
I spent the entire day polishing the apple and, at the end of the day, I sold the apple for $20’s.
The next morning,
I invested that $20’s in two apples.
I spent the entire day polishing them and sold them for $30’s each.
I continued this system for a month, by the end of which I’d accumulated a fair fortune for back then….
Then my wife’s father died and left us two $2 million dollars!