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Otherwise, with conventional annual contribution maximums to employer retirement plans using conventional exchange traded equity...he'd need some Bernie Madoff-style annual returns every year to get to even $20MM.

Off the top of my head: Buy Apple at $10 now $700+ split adjusted, Netflix at $30 now $400+, Tesla at $30 now $300+, and Facebook at $40 now $80.

A very modest IRA of $40k split evenly yields: $700k Apple, $133k Netflix, $100k Tesla, and $20k Facebook. You are in the ballpark of $950k.

Start with a slightly larger pot and larger dot com run ups, I can see it easily being done.

JLC
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