Getting rich has never been so random

Crypto, easy money, and a burst of pandemic savings have created a vast rolling lottery

When I was young, I asked my friend, a failed tech entrepreneur, how people get rich. He said “A few people do it with hard work, but most do it by winning the lottery.” By “win the lottery” he meant “have a successful startup that IPOs”; his had gone bust in the dot-com crash (Don’t worry; he eventually starte…

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