DEAD RICH MEN

 

Did you know who in 1923 was:

  1. President of the largest steel company?

  2. President of the largest gas company?

  3. President of the New York Stock Exchange?

  4. Greatest wheat speculator?

  5. President of the Bank of International Settlement?

  6. Great Bear of Wall Street?

These men should have been considered some of the world's most successful men.  At least they found the secret of making money.  Now more than 55 years later, do you know what has become of these men? 

  1. The President of the largest steel company, Charles Schwab, died a pauper.

  2. The President of the largest gas company, Edward Hopson, is insane.

  3. The President of the N.Y.S.E., Richard Whitney, was released from prison to die at home.

  4. The greatest wheat speculator, Arthur Cooger, died abroad, penniless.

  5. The President of the Bank of International Settlement shot himself.

  6. The Great Bear of Wall Street, Cosabee Rivermore, died of suicide.

"Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses.  And he spoke a parable unto them, saying, 'The ground of a certain rich man brought forth bountifully, and he thought within himself, saying, "What shall I do, because I have no room where to store my produce?"  And he said, "This is what I will do: I will tear down my barns, and build bigger; and there will I store all my produce and my goods.  And I will say to my self, 'Soul, I have stored up much for many years; now I can take it easy, eat, drink, and be merry.'"  But God said to him, "You fool, tonight your soul shall be required of you: then whose shall those things be, which you have worked so hard for?"'  So is he that lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God" (Mark 12:15-21).

"For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?  Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?  Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels" (Mark 8:36-38). 

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