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On that original tulip exchange in Amsterdam, one of Max Gunther's ancestors bought a hundred dollars' worth of bulbs in 1632 and paid a witch to insure the investment's success. By 1636 (so the story goes), Gunther's ancestor's bulbs were worth $150,000. So much for pedigree.
Max Gunther was born in England and emigrated to the US when he was 11. He attended schools in New Jersey and received ... Read more on Max Gunther