Became billionaires by building something

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Editor;

Re: How do people get to be ‘billionaires’? (PM Friday, 04 March 2016) – The overwhelming majority of billionaires became billionaires by building something. Gates and Jobs, to name 2, were born middle class. They invented software and personal computers that we wanted to buy.

As Robert asks, how would you take the money? Let’s say you’re an artist. You paint 100 paintings. You’re poor, but you love your work. One day your work catches someone’s eye and your painting sells at auction for $1,000,000. Suddenly your stack of paintings is worth $100,000,000. Do you really think it’s right for the government to come in and take half of them?

John Nielson