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    Getting rich programming

    Hi all!

    How do good programmers get rich?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simonee
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    How do good programmers get rich?
    The vast majority dont. The people who DO get rich are the good business men (or women). In rate cases there is a balance (which may lean heavily in one firection or the other) that makes it seem that a programmer can get rich.

    This is based on over 30 years of observation.
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    Re: Getting rich programming

    Good programmers can get rich if they do not open source their code, hopefully the unique Intellectual Property applications which they code in their free time, get a critical mass of users, so that some company may offer to buy their applications and the source code or they find some Venture Capitalists(VCs) to open a company. The bottomline is you must have some Intellectual Properties(IPs) which you can use as a leverage. You cannot get rich by working for others. That is my opinion only.

    Edited: Changed 'IP' to 'Intellectual Property' under TheCPUWizard's suggestion.
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    How do good programmers get rich?
    That depends on what kind of wealth you are refering to.
    Changing the world with philanthropic projects, can be just as rewarding.
    Last edited by TT(n); October 2nd, 2008 at 12:37 PM.

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    Re: Getting rich programming

    Quote Originally Posted by Simonee
    Hi all!

    How do good programmers get rich?
    By PROGRAMMING, of course!
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    Re: Getting rich programming

    I agree with dglienna.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TT(n)
    That depends on what kind of wealth you are refering to.
    Changing the world with philanthropic projects, can be just as rewarding.
    Well, to be philanthropic, we have to be rich first. TT(n) has a point, if your mind is not centered on getting rich, just being content with what you have, you can be happy, unless you are in extreme poverty now. Helping and volunteering to help out the less fortunate people (in the old folks home or children's home) can be very rewarding too, though not in monetary terms. You can choose to be either spiritually rich or money rich! Whatever it is, you must ensure you have saved enough money for your retirement!

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    I saw a happiness survey results on rich people, actually many of the rich people are not happy. If you chase after money, you would never be genuinely happy, because when you have $500,000, you will be happy for a while before you think that you can actually have $600,000: When you have had $600,000, you would want to have $700,000, your happiness is always short-lived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBasicNet
    Well, to be philanthropic, we have to be rich first.
    I have to completely disagree here. All you MUST be is alive.

    Quote Originally Posted by CBasicNet
    I saw a happiness survey results on rich people, actually many of the rich people are not happy. If you chase after money, you would never be genuinely happy, because when you have $500,000, you will be happy for a while before you think that you can actually have $600,000: When you have had $600,000, you would want to have $700,000, your happiness is always short-lived.
    Here I agree 100%++

    Main Entry: phi·lan·thro·py
    Pronunciation: \-pē\
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    Etymology: Late Latin philanthropia, from Greek philanthrōpia, from philanthrōpos loving people, from phil- + anthrōpos human being
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    Re: Getting rich programming

    They say "money doesn't buy happiness" - well being poor doesn't either.

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    Money does NOT buy happiness....but it does offer some very attractive lease options.
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    Re: Getting rich programming

    Well.

    In general there are many factors that help getting rich in a honest way; first, you must be a hard working man, then you must have sense of business, and finally you must be a bit lucky.
    Of course it's important where you live; in some countries is easier getting rich than other.

    It's true, money doesn't give happiness, but it's better crying into a Ferrari than crying in the middle of a street without having nothing...

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    it's better crying into a Ferrari than crying in the middle of a street without having nothing
    Sure, for the individual, so long as you can sleep at night knowing that world hunger, and disease is still widespread.
    If only we could do what's best for ourselves, and what's best for the group(world).


    Is this not a crime against humanity?

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    The same way anyone gets rich....you need to have something that millions of people are willing to pay a few dollars for, or something that one person is willing to pay millions of dollars for!

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    There is a saying in the West that "Money is the root of all evils", this is wrong, it is rather that "The lack of money is the root of all evils". So we must not be too poor either.

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