Self-made billionaire J.R. Simplot died Sunday in his Boise, Idaho home from natural causes. His rise to wealth and fortune was unheard of. At the age of 14, he dropped out of the eigth grade, and left home after getting into a fight with his father.

Simplot’s entrepreneurial life began while he paid only $1 per day for room and board in a little hotel in Declo, Idaho. At his death, he and his family were ranked 284th on Forbes’ list of The World’s Billionaires.

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Michael · May 27, 2008 at 11:12 pm

I wonder if anyone I know will ever be on the Forbes list!

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