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Author: JeanDavid Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 253120  
Subject: Re: OT: Wealth Date: 3/7/2013 2:11 PM
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If you want more wealth, do what those who have it have done but remember those in the top bottom and middle aren't the same people from year to year so be prepared.

The most common (but not the only) path to wealth is to inherit it.

But as Balzac has said, "Le secret des grandes fortunes sans cause apparente est un crime oublié, parce qu'il a été proprement fait." (The secret to great fortunes without apparent cause is a forgotten crime, [forgotten] because it was successfully committed.)

If you do not accept Balzac's view, consider that another indicator is the amount of education (not necessarily, but usually, formal academic education) the person has. And it is the wealthy who have the best opportunities to get a good education, starting from infancy. They live in wealthier countries, wealthier neighborhoods, they have a family tradition of education, etc. The poor live where schools are much worse, no pre-school available, and must leave school long before the wealthy are required to.
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