No. of Recommendations: 5
Unless things have drastically changed since the publication of "The Millionaire Next Door", I understood the most common path to wealth was to work for yourself.

First of all, a millionaire is not such a wealthy person these days. There seem to be 1342 billionaires in Forbes list, and the Rothchild family is not even on the list.

At the other extreme, many people want to work who cannot get jobs, and even the jobs some can get pay minimum wage or less and are only part-time so the employers do not have to provide medical benefits, workman's compensation insurance, etc. Minimum wage is not enough to live on. Where I live, the minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. 40 hours per week x 50 weeks per year = 2000 x 7.25 = $14,500 a year. Now rents for uninsulated electrically heated one-bedroom apartments around here are over $800/month or $9600 a year, leaving $4900 a year for food, clothing, transportation expenses, medical expenses, ... . $408.33 a month. Think about that, and think about those whose jobs only 1250 hours a year. And even they are the lucky ones that have a job at all.
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