April 19, 2015

Voltaire the Investor

Bust of Voltaire

How One of History's Greatest Thinkers Amassed a Fortune One of the people upon whom I have based the way I live my life is Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire, or Voltaire for short. Born on November 21st, 1694, he passed away on May 30th, 1778 after a long and extraordinarily successful life pushing for social reform and a more enlightened society, harshly criticizing superstition and slavery.  Besides the fact that we can thank him for heavily influencing the American Revolution and later, … [Read more...]