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Timothy Gump

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I read Quora every day, because I love learning new things, and I stumbled upon this article about an eccentric and utterly accidental businessman by the name of Timothy Dexter. This guy was honestly like the Forrest Gump of the 18th century. Here’s how the article reads:

He lacked any formal education and still managed to make a fortune with a series of horrible business decisions that—because Cthulhu or God or whatever smiled on his soul— turned out to be extremely profitable!