What is the saddest truth about life?

Lets talk about the Rockefeller family as an example on this context. It is one of the wealthiest families in America, and their estimated fortune is $ 11 billion, placed in trust funds scattered here and there.

Beginning with John D. Rockefeller, the first American billionaire who became rich after founding Standard Oil in 1870, the family worked hard to get everything they had.

For 100 years, they accumulated and reinvested their wealth so quickly that in 1913, family patriarch John D. Rockefeller, with 900 million, was so rich that for every $ 100 of the US economy, 2 were controlled by him.

Revalued for inflation, his fortune today would be $ 400 billion, making him the richest man in modern history. Of course, the Rockefellers bought and built historic buildings, including 30 Rockefeller Plaza, and the most popular Chase towers.

Last month, July 2019, Mr and Mrs Bezos finalized their divorce, and MacKenzie Bezos received 4% of Amazon in the deal. As if by magic, his fortune grew to $ 38 billion.

The entire Rockefeller fortune, built over 100 years and 5 generations through ups and downs and “the great depression”, is not even a third of Mackenzie Bezos’ new fortune. Now, she is the fourth richest woman in the world.

In this life, no matter how wealthy, intelligent, gifted or strong you are, there will always be someone better than you who will come out sooner or later.

No matter how hard you work, or how lucky you get, someone will always have it easier than you.

Don’t stop to compare yourself to others. Do your best. Do your part. Leave your mark.

 

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