Had a random email from a golf course today in the Inbox and being a huge fan of both golf and not working, I just had to pass it on!
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) The greatest wheat speculator?
5) President of the Bank of International Settlement?
6) The Great Bear of Wall Street?
These men were considered some of the worlds most successful of their days.Now, 90 years later, the history books tell us what ultimately became of them.
1) President of the largest steel company – Charles Schwab, died a pauper
2) President of the largest gas company – Edward Hopson, went insane
3) President of the New York Stock Exchange – Richard Whitney, was released from prison to die at home
4) The greatest wheat speculator – Arthur Cooger, died abroad, penniless
5) President of the Bank of International Settlement – Leon Fraser, shot himself
6) The Great Bear of Wall Street – Cosabee Livermore, also committed suicide
However, in that same year, 1923, the PGA Champion and winner of the US Open was Gene Sarazen.
He played golf until he was 92 and died in 1999 at the ripe old age of 95! He was very financially secure at the time of his death.
The moral here?
Forget work, play golf!