Can You Guess Who These People Were?


Hi All,
And now for something slightly different than normal…
Who Was?1. President of the world’s largest steel company?
2. President of the world’s largest gas company?
3. President of the New York stock Exchange?

4. The Greatest wheat speculator?
5. President of the Bank of International Settlement?
6. The Great Bear of Wall Street?These men were considered some of the worlds most successful of their

days..Now, 80 years later, the history book asks us, if we know

what ultimately became of them..The Answers:

1. The president of the largest steel company?

Charles Schwab,  died a pauper.2. The president of the largest gas company?

Edward Hopson,  went insane.
3. The president of the NYSE?
Richard Whitney,  was released from prison
to die at home.4. The greatest wheat speculator?

Arthur Cooger,  died abroad, penniless.5. The president of the Bank of International Settlement?

shot himself.
6 The Great Bear of Wall Street?
Cosabee Livermore,   also committed suicide
However, in that same year, 1923, the PGA Championand the winner of the
most important golf tournament, the US Open, was Gene Sarazen.What became of him?

He played golf until he was 92,  died in 1999 at the age of 95.
He was financially secure at the time of his death.

The Moral:The hell with work.
Play golf.

—————-
Now, I don’t play a lot of golf myself but this made me smile.
A nice reminder to not take ourselves or our work too seriously!
Have a great week,
Best Regards,
Shane
ps – thanks to my dad for sending this to me.  Golf nut that he is…
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