The American dream is to get rich quick, but that’s a pipe dream, dear reader. You see, the only way to get ahead and become a self-made millionaire is to work hard, pitch amazing ideas, and grind for years and years. In time, your investment in your work and the experience you’ve acquired can put yourself among the elites. That is, if your sticktoitiveness and risks pay off. Then again, you could  just make novelty rotten teeth.

It’s amazing not only what people spend their money on but who has entered into higher tax brackets because of it. Some people become millionaires due to a new invention to improve your life and the lives of others. Other people get rich from selling discounted chicken in a parking lot or a pixel of ad space.

Take some notes because you’re about to learn some of the oddest and weirdest ways people got rich:

Get the Cracked Daily Newsletter!

We've got your morning reading covered.

Tags

Forgot Password?