Want to be one of the lucky ones on the road to riches, want to be on the freeway to financial freedom, on your way to wealth? Here are the top 7 roads to riches, the top 7 easiest and fastest ways to acquire wealth…
1. Inherit it
This is how today’s old money families got their wealth. In the 1800’s and early 1900’s, before anti-trust laws, income taxes and political correctness, America’s finest families built empires and amassed great wealth; in industries such as oil, banking, newspapers, sugar, transportation, land, bootlegging and even prostitution. And that original wealth was passed down to succeeding generations. The number one easiest and fastest way to acquire wealth is to inherit it. Unfortunately, inheriting wealth is mainly a matter of blood; you have to be born into the right family.
2. Marry it
If you can’t inherit it the second easiest and fastest way to acquire wealth is to marry someone who is already wealthy. And sometimes that person may even be kind, generous, compatible and loveable. And, if not, divorce can pay off handsomely. Just remember to get married (and divorced) in a state that has favorable community property laws.
3. Work for it
If you can’t inherit wealth and can’t marry it then you can work for it. People rarely get rich having a job. Rather, they build a company and own it. And then often take that company public, collecting hundreds of millions, or billions, of dollars in doing so.
Or, they invent something useful and valuable which greatly benefits society, such as explosive devices like dynamite, or the paper clip or the thigh master or eBay.
4. Win it
If you can’t inherit wealth, can’t marry it or can’t work for it then maybe you can win it. Lotteries abound, paying out multi-million dollar jackpots, and eventually someone always wins them. Unfortunately, you have a greater chance of being struck by lightning then winning the lottery. But, hey, it only costs a buck!
5. Steal it or deal it
If you can’t inherit wealth and you can’t marry it, work for it, or win it then maybe you could steal it or deal it.
You could become a CEO or chief financial officer for a big cash-rich company, cook the books, steal millions of dollars, buy a $20 million dollar home, lie to the feds, and hope you don’t get caught, convicted and sent to Club Fed. I don’t recommend anyone try to get rich this way.
Also not recommended is to deal it; to become a drug lord and generate hundreds of millions of dollars in cash dealing heroin, crack, meth and other non-FDA approved goodies and wholesaling it to pushers who will gladly resell it to anyone to wants it, ranging from children to movie stars. After all, aren’t drug dealers just supplying what people want; even if it creates crime, ruins lives, kills people or could put you in jail for the rest of your life. Not a legal (or moral) way to get rich.
6. Gamble for it
If you can’t inherit money, can’t marry it, can’t work for it, can’t win it, can’t steal or deal it then maybe you could gamble for it. Over 50 million people play poker. A few even make millions of dollars at it. You’ve seen them on television, winning or losing upwards of a million dollars on the turn of a card. Looks easy, doesn’t it? They don’t look so tough on TV; I bet any decent poker player (like me for instance) has a good chance of beating them on a lucky day. So maybe you could simply plunk down $3,000-$25,000 per tournament entry fee, or get a backer, join the World Poker Tour, win a few tournaments and get rich! Or maybe, in reality, the average amateur poker player has a snowball’s chance in hell of getting rich that way.
7. Invest and get rich
If you can’t inherit wealth, can’t marry it, can’t work for it, can’t win it, can’t steal or deal it or can’t gamble for it then maybe you can invest and get rich. There are 2 good ways to invest and get rich; the real estate market and the stock market.
According to historical data, over time, real etate goes up a average of 10% a year. So getting rich in real estate tends to take a long time. And also requires a large down payment. Hard to get rich quick that way.
On the other hand, the stock market can be a good way to get rich. Stocks can go up dramatically over a relatively short period of time and make you rich but you have to have the money to invest and you have to pick the right stocks at the right time.
- by Alan Korber, the creator and publisher of the successful Korber Strategy