Welcome to Humor Nation. Everyone likes to imagine that there might be something magical hidden in the ordinary items that can be made rich. People have lots of ideas in reality but very few acts on them and by coincidence, things that they made fortunes from weren’t as rare as a work of art—they were things that almost everyone today can find or buy cheaply.
So here is the list of 5 Ordinary Items That Made People Rich!
5. A Spring
Richard James was working in a factory during the second world war and got the idea of making a child’s toys through spring when he knocked a spring off the shelf. When the spring smoothly coiled downwards instead of instantly dropping to the ground. After two years of struggle, he came up with a toy that could stretch, retract, and spiral down inclines and his wife Betty named it the slinky. Both of them worked together and took out a 5 hundred dollar loan and built an empire that continues to sell the toys. They get millions of dollars from the toy and James donated most of the profits to a religious group he had joined in South America. Betty took over the company and miraculously turned it around. While selling enough toys to wrap around the globe 150s times, she never strayed from the slinky’s simplicity and affordability and sold it even more cheaply in 1990 than it sold for in 1945.
4. A Tulip
In the 17th century, people would be shocked if you gave them a bouquet of Tulip instead of a rose and not because of the people like roses, but because of the sheer value of tulips or more specifically their bulbs. In the year 1600, a virus had afflicted the harvest which cased each tulip to be colored in a unique pattern and the irony is that the diseased flower becomes even more worth than the tulip flower. Soon the condition came that people in academia would buy uniquely patterned flowers at almost any cost, and prices for the tulips soared. In 1637, it would be possible for you to exchange a single bulb for one of the largest, most fashionable, houses in all of the Netherlands.