One of the hot topics lately has been the Russian oligarchs because of the banking crisis in Cyprus and more recently because of the mysterious death of Boris Berezovsky. One of the most common questions is how Boris and the other oligarchs get so rich in the first place?
I recently read this article which gives a bit of insight as to how Boris got so rich. Many people think that the billionaires of the world have managed to get that wealthy by partaking in shady deals or being actively involved in illegal substances. It is interesting to note that Boris was simply in the right place at the right time.
Although it does bring to mind the old saying “You need to spend money to make money” it does indicate that having the right connections and being in the right place at the right time coupled with a bit of money is one of the best ways to make money and become a billionaire.