Experience has shown that getting rich is most reliably accomplished through hard work and wise judgment. Nevertheless, that has not stopped common men from hitting it big through practically effortless means.
Sometimes, the most lucrative and successful businesses were developed by sheer chance. And while each of these may have been created by accident, there is no questioning that each one played a degree of prominence in our society and also made profits. Here are the top ten people who got very rich by accident.
10. Frank Epperson: Popsicle
In 1905, a kid named Frank Epperson left a mixture of soda powder and water on his porch with a stick inside of a glass. He did not understand it at the time but this would produce the first ice lollipop. Nevertheless, it was not until 1923 that he eventually put this idea into motion.
He opened a lemonade stand and began selling frozen treats that were called “Eppsicles” at the time. Later it was changed and patented by the Popsicle Corporation. By 1928, there were over 60 million Popsicle sales all over the world.
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