The president of the largest independent steel company; the president of the largest utility company; the president of the largest gas company; the greatest wheat speculator; the president of the New York Stock Exchange; a member of the president's cabinet; the greatest "bear" in Wall Street; head of the world's greatest monopoly; president of the Bank of International Settlements.
Certainly we must admit that here were gathered a group of the world's most successful men. At least, men who had found the secret of "making money." Twenty-five years later let's see where these men are:
The president of the largest independent steel company - Charles Schwab - died bankrupt and lived on borrowed money for five years before his death; the president of the largest utility company - Samual Insull - died a fugitive from justice and penniless in a foreign land; the president of the largest gas company - Howard Hospson - is now insane; the greatest wheat speculator - Arthur Cutten - died abroad - insolvent; the president of the New York Stock Exchange - Richard Whitney - was recently released from Sing Sing Penitentiary; the member of the president's cabinet - Albert Fall - suicide; the president of the Bank of International Settlements - Leon Fraser - died of suicide."
"All of these men learned well the art of making money but not one of them learned how to live."
-Shirl K Evans, Jr.