A young man was availed and opportunity to ask a local millionaire how he made his fortune.
The old man leaned back in his chair and said, “Well, son, it was 35 years ago, and I was down to my last nickel. I invested that nickel in an apple. I spent the entire day polishing the apple and, at the end of the day, I sold the apple for ten cents. The next morning, I invested those ten cents in two apples. I spent the entire day polishing them and sold them for 20 cents. I continued this system for a month.”
“So you made your fortune selling apples?”
“No, by then my wife’s father had died and left us two million dollars.”