High Finance: How to Become a Millionaire (It Still Happens All the Time)

Just a few years back, Don Over was a craps dealer in Las Vegas, Merlyn Mickelson was a disk jockey in Wadena, Minn., and Al Maisin was a long shoreman in San Francisco. Today all three have one thing in common: they are millionaires. Becoming a millionaire is still an eminently realizable goal for many Americans, and many of them —like Over, Mickelson and Maisin — start the journey with little or no capital and reach the magic $1,000,000 mark well before they are 45. In the past decade, about 5,000 new...

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