«We all know where money, especially lots of money, comes from: stealing. At least, that is what many people believe. Of course inherited money is an exception: but even there, it is assumed that one of the ancestors stole it. However, if you look at the statistics, ancestral stealing is no longer a valid explanation for wealth: more than half the richest people in a country like Britain are now self made. E-commerce business is fast increasing this proportion: it is making new millionaires every week.«
Hauser, H., 2000, Entrepreneurship in Europe, Business Strategy Review, 2000, Volume 11 Issue 1, pp1-9, London Business School.