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Monday, February 28, 2005
COUN$EL TO THE $TAR$
Wayne Rogers: From Actor To Super Investor
It took a tragedy not far removed from Wayne Rogers to wake him up when it came to money and how to handle it. According to an interview he gave to the Financial Intelligence Report, Wayne had first met Peter Falk when the two shared a room in New York City. Falk, an accomplished film, stage and television actor, later suffered a financial trauma not uncommon to many other celebrities.
In the 1970s while both the longtime friends were living and working in Hollywood, Peter Falk became a victim of fraud. Falk lost around $250,000 to a crooked business manager and he wasn’t alone. Bad investments had claimed the fortunes of many of Hollywood’s Elite.
These lessons on how celebrities had handled their money were a wake up call to Wayne. He began looking into the world of investing and started his financial empire by purchasing apartment buildings in foreclosure. Rogers started investing with a simple goal in mind. He wanted to hold on to his money and make it grow. He later moved on from real estate to stocks and bonds.
The lesson he teaches us is a simple one based on his original investing goal: Hold on to your money and make it grow!