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    sky753 is offline Senior Member
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    Default What is the meaning of the following sentence?

    Hello Everyone,

    The following sentence is selected in the interview of edidor of Forbes magazines. There is a phrase in it I can't fully understand. Hope you can help!

    " Well ,at some point,everybody,ever fortune had to be earned the old-fashioned way. And the old-fashioned way is ,you set up a business that can be multiplied indefinitely beyond the limitations of your own personal efforts. It can be an oil business ,like John D. Rockefeller did with the Standard Oil Trust..."

    Can you please explain the underlined part to me?

    Thanks and best Regards

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    You start off with a small business and build up by including more and more markets.

    Standard Oil started by selling oil [petroleum/gas] locally, and is now an international giant known as ESSO.

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    Thank you very much

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