A Successful Investor Invests on the Others’ Fortune

According to Adam Smith, the father of modern economics, “No matter how selfish a person is, there are evidently some principles in his nature, which interest him in the fortune of others, and render their happiness necessary to him, though he derives nothing from it except the pleasure of seeing it.” Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft and the world’s richest man for many years, runs a large global charity with his wife, Melinda. Warren Buffet, the famous investor and the world’s second richest man after Bill Gates (until 2018), also sponsors this charity. A number of ordinary investors base their analyses solely on their own interests and seek to maximize profits at any cost.

Traditional banks only remind their employees about lowering risks and increasing income. Traditional corporations are only concerned with the value of their stock and the satisfaction of their shareholders. However, the world’s greatest entrepreneurs and wealthiest people want to make the world a better place and are concerned about the fortunes of others. Successful investors fund projects that seek to create win-win situations for funders, investors, and customers. Those like Madoff, who was involved in the US capital market and was arrested for fraud because he was only concerned with himself; or Lee, the General Manager of Enron, who bankrupted the company and ruined the shareholders’ capital, left a bad name because they were only concerned with their own fortune. When you fulfil the dreams of others, they provide you with additional capital because they see their fortune in working with you.

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