We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
A better example might be the life of Charles M. Schwab. He engineered the creation of US Steel in part from Carnegie Steel Company, and became its first president. He became fabulously wealthy but lost most of it in the 1929 crash. He eventually died penniless.
The rich don't always get richer and the poor don't have to become poorer.
"Dr. William Osler (he was one heck of a fellow)."
He was indeed. One of three famous Canadian brothers. Well, more famous in their day (how soon we forget our historical legacies, eh?).
As a teenager, I used to camp with my buddies in the ruins of Osler Castle on Blue Mountain, Georgian Bay, Ontario. It had been the summer estate of Britton Bath Osler, who was a successful lawyer.
The third Osler was Edmund Boyd who, among his other philanthropic endeavours, was involved with the Toronto General Hospital, The Hospital for Sick Children (fondly known to everyone in Ontario as "Sick Kids") and the Royal Ontario Museum.