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Old 03-04-2011, 11:28 AM   #1
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stole this from anaother forum

In 1923, who 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 were considered some of the world’s most successful of their days..
Now, 88 years later, the history book asks us, if we know what ultimately became of them..



The Answers:

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

2. The president of the largest gas company, Edward Hopson, went insane.

3. The president of the NYSE, 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 Livermore, also committed suicide

However,
In that same year, 1923, the winner of the world’s most important road race, the Isle of Man T.T., was
Stanley Woods.

What became of him?

He won 10 T.T. races between 1923 and 1939,
He lived on the Isle of Man and rode motorcycles all his life. He lapped the island circuit at 82 mph in 1957 (The Golden Jubilee) aged 54
He was a wealthy man when he died aged 90.

The Moral:

Forget work; ride motorbikes.
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:36 AM   #2
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I like that
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:36 AM   #3
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Interesting... I like it. Shared
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:19 PM   #4
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:21 PM   #5
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Makes perfect sense to me!
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:23 PM   #6
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Well done, great research..... going to ride now!
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:26 PM   #7
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Nice story and all but
http://www.snopes.com/glurge/fortune.asp
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Old 03-04-2011, 01:33 PM   #8
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as i sais it was stolen from another site. i like the moral of the story though
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Great Bear of Wall Street?
When I die I want to be known as the Great Bear of something.

Also greatest bear ever = Wojtek
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