Successful Men Quiz

I just got this quiz. It is very funny.

Successful men quiz


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. Greatest wheat spec ulator?

5. President of the Bank of International Settlement?

6. Great Bear of Wall Street?


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


Now, 80 years later, the history book asks us, if we know what ultimately became of them..


The Answers:


1. The president of the largest steel company.

Charles Schwab,

 died a pauper.


2. The president of the largest gas company,

Edward Hopson,

 went insane.


3. The president of the NYSE,

Richard Whitney,

 was released from prison

to die at home.


4. The greatest wheat speculator,

Arthur Cooger,

died abroad, penniless.


5. The president of

the Bank of International Settlement,

 shot himself.


6 The Great Bear of Wall Street,

Cosabee Livermore,

 also committed suicide



in that same year, 1923, the PGA Champion

and the winner of the most important golf tournament,

the US Open,


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:

Fuck work.

Play golf.




Ari Socolow
Ari Socolow: Ari Socolow is the Chief Economist and Editor-in-Chief at BestCashCow. He is particularly interested in issues relating to bank transparency and the climate crisis. Since co-founding this website in 2005, Ari has been frequently cited in the media as an expert on local and national savings accounts, CD products, mortgage and loan products and credit card rewards products.

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