I am not wealthier than any of those folks. But, I also started with a lot less, and not necessarily as connected as those guys. Just because someone has more money, doesn't make them smarter or a better trader. They just had more opportunities to get it right. The less you have, the longer it takes to get that 1st mil, and you cannot make as many mistakes or take the high risks that gets you there more quickly. Jim Rogers is not always on target, and has admitted that. I respect the guy, but just not a Warren Buffet, IMHO!