The Fortune

After working years beyond normal retirement age, a wealthy man reportedly worth billions had announced that he was stepping down from managing his company, his life’s work, and handing it over to others. He was known to have a massive vault in the local bank.

The man had but one grandchild, a teenager who had showed a keen mind and interest for entrepreneurship. The grandson asked him about the fortune stored in the vault and conjectured about how much money must be kept in a place that size—stacks and stacks of thousand-dollar bills, no doubt. The young man’s eyes gleamed as he speculated.

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