Instant millionaire

The story of three lucky souls who took a chance and wound up rich.

There’s no denying that the majority of “get rich quick” schemes are usually nothing more than scams, but what if somewhere amongst the smoke and mirrors that lurk around the internet, there was actually a chance of acquiring what you thought to be impossible?

We might not always see them, but miracles are happening every day, all over the world. In 2017, an American man, Loren Krytzer, changed his life forever by selling a family heirloom blanket he had believed to be worthless for 1.5 million dollars, all because he saw the same blanket whilst watching TV. If he hadn’t believed what he saw on TV, life would have gone on with nothing but a $200 disability check and a permanent spot on the couch.

Over in Europe, in the early days of cryptocurrency, a Norwegian man named Kristoffer Koch discovered and invested in bitcoin. Koch invested the equivalent of £17 and promptly forgot about the whole thing. Four years later, in 2013, Koch remembered about the bitcoin and after finally remembering his password, logged in to find what was now the equivalent to £551,000!

If you’re still not convinced, just take a look at Charlie Ayers, a personal chef from Silicon Valley who took a chance on a start-up tech company for half of his previous salary. That startup company turned out to be Google, and when Ayers eventually left in 2006, his stock options were worth an incredible 26 million dollars.

All of these stories are grand examples of the incredible things that are happening all the time. You might not know it now, but your “Ka-Ching” moment could be hiding just around the corner, or perhaps in your next tab on Google.