Copper King Marcus Daly will be the topic of a Brown Bag Lunch Series presented at the Butte Silver-Bow Public Archives (17 W Quartz) at noon on March 8th. Expected during the presentation, led by guest speaker and author Branda Wahlers, will be information about Daly's humble beginnings in Ireland and his rise to fortune in Montana. (continued...)

Daly was born in Cavan, Ireland, in 1841. By the time of his death in 1900 in Anaconda, Montana, it is believed that his net worth was $75 million (source Britannica Biography). So, let's "today's world," $75 million is estimated to be equivalent to $2.6 billion! Now we're NOT talking "Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos" level of RICH, but a "sound group" of present-day tycoons who would be rubbing elbows with American Industrialist Marcus Daly if he were alive today. Here's a list of today's moguls who maintain the $2.6 billion range: 

Oprah Winfrey - Media & Entertainment; Ronald Perelman - Leveraged Buyouts; John Paul DeJoria - Paul Mitchell Hair Products, Tequila; Gerald Ford - Banking and NO connection to the late President; Gordon Getty - Getty Oil; Alec Gores - Private Equity; Bruce Karsh - Private Equity; Howard Marks - Private Equity; William Stone - Software; Timothy Boyle - Columbia Sportswear

....And speaking of even more money, here is Forbe's List of those under the age of 30 currently turning heads when it comes to building wealth: Oluwakolapo (Tobi) Smith & Bethany Oyefeso - Adun Nigerian Food; Pulkit K. Agrawal - The 5th Ingredient Founder; Jeremy Allen - Hollywood & Entertainment Chief Content Officer; TJ Ademiluyi - Alaffia Health Founder; Josef Adamu - Founder of Sunday School Creative; 24kGoldn - Musician; Aadil Ali - Clinical Scientist/Traferox Technologies; Samer Abu Farha - Retail Founder of Rare Munchiez; Kimberly Aleah - Head of Video for Rolling Stone.


Okay, so in staying humble and on track, back to the Brown Bag Lunch Series happening March 8th! Again, this insightful presentation will offer a great discussion on the life of Marcus Daly, premised on Wahler's latest book titled 'Marcus Daly's Road to Montana covers Daly's life from 1841 through 1882'. As provided by the BSB Public Archives, the book also references Daly's relationship with George Hearst, and Mark Twain. After the noon presentation, a reception will take place at the Archives from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information about this or other events at the Butte Silver-Bow Public Archives, call (406) 782-3280.

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