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I actually met a man who had done that. He was a real-life Forrest Gump.

He had no high school education and got a job working as a laborer on building sites. Then he realised that there was money to be made supplying materials to builders. So he borrowed some money and bought an old truck, then another, until he owned a fleet of new trucks.

When he realised I worked for a large Japanese company he offered his card and on it was a picture of his boat. It was a $6m catamaran he used to ferry tourists to Great Keppel Island, off the Australian coast.

I wrote about him in my blog: http://dozy-ontheflipside.blogspot.com.au/2011/11/two-men-on-bustwo-surprises.html

So, yes, it can be done but it takes hard work, determination, the ability to take chances, and a lot of savvy.

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My answer was the shorter simplistic one, I loved your story, I have a similar story, when I was 35 I had an opportunity, somebody told me they would sell me a truck to haul their merchandise, they would give me full tanks of fuel and take 10% of my income until the truck was paid off, I readily agreed, within a year and a half I owned 30 trucks and had 80 employees working for me, all the trucks were financed under the same circumstances that the first one was and at that time I owned all of the trucks outright.... I wonder if the person that even asked this question has read your response, what a great and wonderful story, I also noted that he did not comment to anybody although some of the answers were flip, others have validity...
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By the way David the motivation for the person to get me in the trucking business was because he wanted to get out of the employee business and convert to using contractors, at that time when I was done I ended up being the largest contractor in the United States as it related to the industry that I was working in, which happened to be moving and storage, I still am involved in it to this day but more on an executive level...
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Now THAT's a remarkable story Sarte and I had no idea you have been so successful. Nice to meet another bona fide millionaire, even via the Internet.

And, following your first comment, I just checked some of his other answers. No comments, no stars for any of them. I think he's just a kid with no manners. Probably not old enough to realise that when people take trouble to answer his questions it'd be nice to let them know if they helped.
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David I have been a millionaire twice in my life, made it and lost it both times, now I am soaring back up to the top once again, I plan on achieving some great goals before I find a sunny spot on the side of the hill to sit out on the veranda and gaze out over the land, well maybe not on the side of the hill, but certainly at the beach ;~)
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And by the way I choke when I say this because I would've loved to of gone to Harvard Law school, but because of a very dismal alcoholic home situation as I grew up I was forced to live on my own at the age of 14 and never finished the eighth grade in school, most of my friends now have masters degrees...
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Wow! Good luck with the beach.
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@sarte I'm glad I came across this question because I am at a point in my life where everything seems very dismal to me,you have given me hope and determination to keep my dream alive.Very remarkable story.thanks
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Aust, It was a lot of hard work and determination, I'm glad that you're inspired, I wish you the best of luck and success in life and in all of your ventures :~)
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With out education you would get caught and would make no money.
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be beyonce XD make it in the music biz, NFL, paint, be an inventor, etc.

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Be an entrepreneur, it happens every day...

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Way to go!
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Manufacturing

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You can't

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artist singer auntrapuner if u know how to play an instrument try that nfl inventor

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That's nearly impossible...unless you break the law. And for the record, I seriously don't understand why you wouldn't want to have an education.

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As shown by other answers you can work to make a lot of money w/ out an education, but you need to realize that it will take a lot of hard work, talent and skill to get to that point. Having an education and degree behind you can make it a little easier to open doors and find investors, but the foundation of it all is the time, effort and work you put into making the money itself. To put it simply...lazy people will not achieve their full potential or their goals w/ out work and effort.

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Invent a better mouse trap.

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make something you need in everyday life but we dont have it now

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You should really be asking yourself "how can I be happy without being rich?"

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I would say musician. Insane Clown Posse are high school drop outs and they own their own record label and make 10 million dollars a year. Somehow they got lucky.

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Musician, you don't need math, you might need some reading, and you need some experience with music and instruments.

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If you have an innovative idea and which can be marketed then you might be able to make millions. However its not easy as its written here. Education gives you knowledge and I feel this is also an important part for you to make millions.

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ask Bill Gates

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