The fastest and easiest way to be rich is to have a special talent, and then develop a need that someone will pay money for that talent. If that won't work, you have to find and develop a need that somebody will pay you money for and you hire others to do that work. You have to be careful about that in hiring people who can do the work but not have the aptitude to be your competitor. If that won't work, then you have to have a skill that pays well and you live at a standard of living far below it. You invest that money saved and overtime it will become sufficient to provide for you. Of the 3, the one most used is No. 1, believe it or not. The special talent is being a really pretty young woman, sufficient to marry a rich man. The rich man is probably a No. 3. and spent his life investing in mutual funds.