How rich can you become through finance?

I'm currently a college freshman with a lot of former students from Le Rosey (100k a year for HIGH SCHOOL), some of my peers actually already interned in IB's after graduating High School. I actually do know some billionaire kid who got a maserati to his 18th birthday. Will it be possible to achieve this level of wealth through a career in finance?

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Nov 16, 2017
Kennedy0110:

I'm currently a college freshman with a lot of former students from Le Rosey (100k a year for HIGH SCHOOL), some of my peers actually already interned in IB's after graduating High School. I actually do know some billionaire kid who got a maserati to his 18th birthday. Will it be possible to achieve this level of wealth through a career in finance?

Why not?

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Nov 16, 2017

My favorite type of boy has le rosey cheeks and a beautiful kissable mouth. Scrumptious!

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Nov 16, 2017

Fuck you money? Nah, more like "Fuck you, money!" Mo money mo problems.

jk, I want more money

Nov 16, 2017

Something in the music industry, too bad it doesn't pay for shit

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Nov 16, 2017
Edster:

Something in the music industry, too bad it doesn't pay for shit

Please tell me you're an aspiring rapper or hip-hop producer

Nov 16, 2017
sub0:
Edster:

Something in the music industry, too bad it doesn't pay for shit

Please tell me you're an aspiring rapper or hip-hop producer

... Yes

Nov 16, 2017
Edster:

Something in the music industry, too bad it doesn't pay for shit

I got some dope verses if you got beats..

Nov 16, 2017

Start my own porn company.

"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer." - Albert Einstein

Nov 16, 2017
aicccia:

Start my own porn company.

I concur.

Competition is a sin.

-John D. Rockefeller

Nov 16, 2017
aicccia:

Start my own porn company.

How much acting does that include ?

Nov 16, 2017

Probably a fully loaded fighter jet, attack helicopter, my own airfield on a private island with 360 armed perimeter, and fully autonomous robotic support staff. gotta protect my riches.

Nov 16, 2017
seventhcereal:

Probably a fully loaded fighter jet, attack helicopter, my own airfield on a private island with 360 armed perimeter, and fully autonomous robotic support staff. gotta protect my riches.

Kim Jong Un would be proud

Nov 16, 2017

My body's made of money. I donate to a few museums around town.

Nov 16, 2017

Does anyone know where we can go snowboarding in the city? www.dontactlikeyoudontknowwhatsup.com

Nov 16, 2017

Own 1-2% of a shitty NBA/NFL/MLB franchise and act like I actually do something. If it's an NFL team I'll make sure to be really emotional and pace the sideline at every home game until ESPN notices me.

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." --Abraham Lincoln

Nov 16, 2017
OkComputer:

Own 1-2% of a shitty NBA/NFL/MLB franchise and act like I actually do something. If it's an NFL team I'll make sure to be really emotional and pace the sideline at every home game until ESPN notices me.

And show up every now and the with your bootylicious singer of a girlfriend. And then maybe do a TV show about the team. I see.

Nov 16, 2017

Go be a bespoke tailor. Specializing in purple velour leopard print suits and custom handmade pimp sticks.

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Nov 16, 2017

The kind of people that end up making that kind of money only want to keep doing what they've been doing. Chances are they like it.

Nov 16, 2017

^ True

But, if I ever got my "fuck you money" I would move to a small Galician town (Camelle) and become a baker.

Nov 16, 2017
lasampdoria:

^ True

But, if I ever got my "fuck you money" I would move to a small Galician town (Camelle) and become a baker.

Can you explain why exactly "a small Galician town" and why a baker? I just think that sounds like an interesting answer.

Nov 16, 2017
frozencheese:
lasampdoria:

^ True

But, if I ever got my "fuck you money" I would move to a small Galician town (Camelle) and become a baker.

Can you explain why exactly "a small Galician town" and why a baker? I just think that sounds like an interesting answer.

As a Spaniard, I love Galicia. Plain and simple. And I have always had a great interest in baking, specifically Spanish pastries.

Nov 16, 2017
lasampdoria:
frozencheese:
lasampdoria:

^ True

But, if I ever got my "fuck you money" I would move to a small Galician town (Camelle) and become a baker.

Can you explain why exactly "a small Galician town" and why a baker? I just think that sounds like an interesting answer.

As a Spaniard, I love Galicia. Plain and simple. And I have always had a great interest in baking, specifically Spanish pastries.

Thanks.

Nov 16, 2017

I'll become a teacher if I get my walk away number,. So many days off a year, placing trades through my smart phone while the students are solving problems or working in groups and a secure job compared to finance. However, I won't be the cool teacher. I'll be an asshole compared to the English lit. majors trying to save the world.

Nov 16, 2017
Working9-5:

I'll become a teacher if I get my walk away number,. So many days off a year, placing trades through my smart phone while the students are solving problems or working in groups and a secure job compared to finance. However, I won't be the cool teacher. I'll be an asshole compared to the English lit. majors trying to save the world.

Why would you want to be the asshole? You'd have enough money to be a teacher of any quality and not have to worry about the consequence, so why not be a good teacher but also fun? You can be a helpful and great teacher without being an asshole.

Nov 16, 2017
frozencheese:

Why would you want to be the asshole? You'd have enough money to be a teacher of any quality and not have to worry about the consequence, so why not be a good teacher but also fun? You can be a helpful and great teacher without being an asshole.

Did you read my post at all? An asshole compared to the average soft spoken English lit. majors (aka women).

Nov 16, 2017
Working9-5:
frozencheese:

Why would you want to be the asshole? You'd have enough money to be a teacher of any quality and not have to worry about the consequence, so why not be a good teacher but also fun? You can be a helpful and great teacher without being an asshole.

Did you read my post at all? An asshole compared to the average soft spoken English lit. majors (aka women).

Being an asshole relative to them still makes you an asshole of a teacher. Hence my reason for asking. I'm sure I don't understand that statement the same way you meant it, but you are still saying that you are being an asshole from what I can tell.

Nov 16, 2017
Working9-5:

I'll become a teacher if I get my walk away number,. So many days off a year, placing trades through my smart phone while the students are solving problems or working in groups and a secure job compared to finance. However, I won't be the cool teacher. I'll be an asshole compared to the English lit. majors trying to save the world.

I think I might just take a job as a full-time asshole (I'm only working that job part-time now).

Nov 16, 2017

^ My second choice. Great vacation, decent pay. Make an actual difference (feel free to argue about this).

I would love to be a sarcastic History teacher.

Nov 16, 2017

Definition is retarded. No "guaranteed" investment has a 6% yield, especially these days with Big Poppa Bernanke flashing bills like he's a fucking crip. If you think you've got 6% forever, you don't have "fuck you money" you have "dumb money."

Aside from that, a good number of people that are at that level just keep going to work. You need a place to go every day, and a lot of people enjoy the thrill of the hunt. You should never do a job because you want to make your money and bounce, it never seems to work out well. There's always the next big trade sucking you back in. And eventually you wake up and you're 50 and you're doing the same shit and you've wasted your life.

Nov 16, 2017

I'll be a mini-Kanye West

Nov 16, 2017

I would devote all my time helping others. Especially the blind. I would make sure the blind and vulnerable children never lack. Seriously. Fuck you money means nothing if you don't give back. The legacy holds stronger!

Nov 16, 2017

It's kind of hilarious how I find so many people want to be teachers, but most would be really shitty teachers.

Nov 16, 2017

I would be more interested in a college professor telling us how he made a shitton of money in finance rather than about some stupid engineering formula.

Nov 16, 2017
differentialequations12:

I would be more interested in a college professor telling us how he made a shitton of money in finance rather than about some stupid engineering formula.

There is so much wrong with this

Nov 16, 2017

Half of the engineers are only there because it is one of the only decent paying things to study

Nov 16, 2017
differentialequations12:

I would be more interested in a college professor telling us how he made a shitton of money in finance rather than about some stupid engineering formula.

If you think the "engineering formulae" you were taught are "stupid", then you were never suited to becoming an engineer in the first place. It's not my intention to be rude, but your post is clear indication that your personality is not suited towards engineering (and indeed, many other sciences).

If I recall correctly, you're working in sales? Once again, as stated, it is not my intention to be rude, but it seems that you've inadvertently taken a more suitable path than the one you previously intended.

Nov 16, 2017

No, you are right. I went into sales. Even though I was 35/36 ACT on math and did fairly well. I did not like it.

It's probably coming from a different viewpoint. When you are studying engineering they teach you everything. Most of which you will never, ever use.

They purposely try to kick your ass. After years of learning a bunch of complex stuff, the new formulas become "just another dumb formula".

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