I'm not rich but have made a fair amount by buying shares of the company I worked for. I also put money in three start up companies. Lost it all in two but made a very good return since 1963 'til last year on the third. I sold it for 540 dollars a share and bought it for 10 dollars. Earned dividends some years too. I originally had 250 shares but had sold 60 shares for varying prices through the years. Too many of my fellow workers spent all their money on foolishness and retired with barely enough to get by. I have been able to help all three of my kids buy homes and helped them in other ways too. Capitalism is great. Most lefties of whatever stripe are basically thieves that use force of government to bribe idiots to vote for them while they live high on the hog in government or government subsidized rackets.