In 1914 when World War I began in Europe, Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover were millionaires, living in a posh London townhouse.
The Millionaire Part
Neither of the Hoovers were born rich. Lou’s family were solidly middle class, but hardly wealthy. Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), on the other hand, was a poor farm boy completely orphaned by nine, and sent to live with relatives.
It was entirely by his own talents, energies, hard work and determination that he achieved spectacular success as a mining engineer, and by age 25, was paid almost as much as the President of the United States. At 30, he was a millionaire, and at the time of World War I, he had consulting offices in six countries.
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