7 People That Missed Out on a Fortune – Unluckiest People

They say ignorance is bliss, and maybe it is compared to knowing that you’ve missed out on millions or even billions of dollars because of bad decisions or bad advice or just bad luck that turns the dream of riches in to the cold awakening of what could have been.

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In this video, we look at 7 people that missed out on a fortune.

As the ole timers would say there’s gold in them there hills, but in this case it’s more like the local refuse dump.
Back in 2009 just after Bitcoins had been created, British IT worker James Howells jumped on the bitcoin mining bandwagon when it was still relatively easy to find them and set his dell laptop to work digging for Bitcoins.
After about a week of data mining, he stopped due to his girlfriend complaining about the noise the laptop was making. By then he had found 7500 Bitcoins but back then that was worth maybe $50 and no one knew what was going to happen to the value of the currency over the next few years. At its peak in Nov 2013 those 7500 Bitcoins were worth $7.3M and even today they are still worth around $4.3M.
In 2010 the Laptop broke down after he split lemonade on it. James striped it down for spares and put the hard drive containing the digital bitcoin wallet in a drawer and basically forgot about it for 3 years and got on with his life.
In 2013, James was having a clear out and one of the items he decided to throw out was the hard drive from the dell laptop. At the time he said had a little voice in the back of his head was saying that was not a good idea but he continued to throw it away.
He only realized his error a few months later when he reconnected with the bitcoin world but by then the hard drive which is the size of a credit card and ¼ inch thick, was long gone in the local landfill dump under 4-5 feet rubbish in an area the size of a football pitch and presumably it’s still there.

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