As per a Credit Suisse report, as of December 2017, there are 36 million millionaires on the planet. And keeping in mind that a considerable lot of them amassed their individual fortunes through customary methods—contributing, selling, acquiring—a little unit have earned spots on the monetary pantheon through more, motivated strategies.
By selling pixels.
In 2005, Alex Tew enrolled milliondollarhomepage.com, a 1,000 by 1,000-pixel clear slate. He sold off every pixel for a buck-a-piece (numerous organizations bought by the dozen and stopped promotions on top) and, inside a couple of months, turned into a tycoon. Tew, at last, utilized his benefits to launch Calm, the rest and meditation application.
By making a meme.
The image stole the Internet’s heart: “I can has Cheezburger,” a photograph of a surprised cat, requesting a cheeseburger. This photograph was shared about 352 jillions (assessed) times and filled in as a foundation for a multitude of sites, eventually acquiring designer Erik Nakagawa a fortune—as much as $10 million.
By selling auto parts.
Thinking back to the ’90s, John Koon opened up Extreme Performance Motorsports, a car parts shop in New York City. Ordinarily, this wouldn’t be striking—put something aside for two Hulk-sized elements. One, the organization spent significant time in bringing in uncommon tuning parts from Asia. Two, at the time, it was the main shop in NYC of its sort.
By selling a baseball.
On September 27th, 1998, incredible—and since disgrased—St. Louis Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire hit his 70th home run of the period, breaking at-the-time records. Philip Ozersky happened to get the ball—and sold it off for a cool $3.5 million three months after the incident.
And we thought there was no other way to earn a fortune than the traditional ways.