Your Jaw Will Drop When You See How Much This Beggar On The Street Earns
Managers, lawyers, dentists… you can safely add beggars to the list of the most lucrative professions. It’s been 2 days since the story of this elderly Chinese man broke out on the microblogging platform Sina Weibo and there are still jaws being dropped all over the Internet.
Each month, the unlikely Beijing entrepreneur rolls in stacks upon stacks of cash to his local post office, up to 10,000 yuans (about $1700) in small banknotes, and that’s on a regular day. On holidays, when people feel extra generous, it’s reported that he deposits twice as much. The sheer volume of money is so big, he pays couple of post office employees to help him count and organize the haul.
So what’s his secret – his goldmine business idea? The story wouldn’t have picked up so much interest if it weren’t for the fact that he makes all of that by standing on the street asking strangers for some change. Yep, that’s it. No fancy Ivy League college, no corporal ladder, just asking people for money.
Don’t let his business attire fool you into thinking this guy is homeless. Thanks to his profitable career, he’s been able to provide for his family quite well. He managed to save enough money to build a two story house for himself and put his kids through college, mind you (I suppose continuing the family business is out of the question), think about that the next time your rent is due. There’s a man in Beijing who begs for money and he’s a homeowner.
I must say I’m impressed. This is either the most determined man on the planet or alcohol and drugs are yet to make their way into China. I can’t imagine that guy in the subway who always smells like piss and beer making that much, but even if he did, I don’t think he would invest in real-estate and education. One thing is for sure, I know what I’m gonna do if my Internet career fails. The paperwork is probably a bitch, though.