Forwarded by AirBurd

In the 1920s:

  • Charles Schwab was president of the largest steel company. He died a pauper.
  • Edward Hopson was president of the largest gas company. He went insane.
  • Richard Whitney was president of the NYSE. After release from prison, he died at home.
  • Arthur Cooger was the greatest wheat speculator. He died abroad, penniless.
  • The president of the Bank of International Settlement, shot himself.
  • The Great Bear of Wall Street, Cosabee Livermore, also committed suicide.

These men were considered some of the worlds most successful of their day.


In 1923, the PGA Champion and winner of the most important golf tournament, the U.S. Open, was Gene Sarazen. What became of him?

He played golf until he was 92, died in 1999 at the age of 95. He was financially secure at the time of his death.

The moral of this story? Forget work. Play golf!