Why Don't People Realize You Can Own Real Businesses Just Like a Video Game

Why Don’t People Realize You Can Do This In Real Life?

During college, one of Aaron and my closest friends made a comment that still haunts me to this day.  I was explaining that if you own a share of The Coca-Cola Company, you actually receive a proportionate cut of the company’s profits on every single can of Coke sold.  This makes sense, after all … if a business is divided into 100 shares outstanding, and you own 1 share, you own 1% of the company.  If you own all 100 shares, you would own the entire business and get all of the profit, right?  For me, this falls into the, “We hold these truths to be self-evident” category.