Just having a drink and a chat with a bloke over a pint in my local last night the conversation was sparked as he asked about my Volvo, we got talking about them for a while.
Whilst we chatted, I discovered he was worth around £6 million, you never would have known it talking to the down to earth, scruffy fellow, anyway, he told me the amazing story of how he got so rich.
Basically when he left school he had little or no formal qualifications but he was good with his hands and he knew how to sell. He knew he was never going to make it in an office job so it was nose to the grindstone time.
He left school at 15 and bought an old MG and spent a few weeks fixing it up, he then sold it for profit. He then used the money to buy another and so on.
He did this a lot over the next 35 years, buying, repairing, selling, buying again.
He eventually got the bug for Swdish metal moved onto SAABs in the 90's and then onto Volvos in the last eight or nine years.
Even during the real bad times he plugged away, trying to earn a crust.
He worked long hours as you do in the car trade, sometimes not seeing his wife and kids for days in pursuit of his goal.
Then his uncle died and left him £6 million.
A real heartwarming story.