Obviously the first idea that pops into anyone's head, rich or otherwise, would not be to become "rich" or "richer" from investing. Nevertheless, I read a book that got me thinking (can't say it's name here).
Basically, the book is focused on how the process of building wealth through investing is a priority which helps the "small man" (poor man, in other words) increase his chances at being "rich."
The book had this affinity because it expressed that investing should be a tool for those daring enough to work their way up, both in skills and experience, and later on in social class/income/etc.
The book says to start as early as possible and "learn the ropes" so that you have a better chance at not still being poor later on. Clearly it's not only aimed at high-risk investing nor day trading, but expresses the fact that investing and financial tools/knowledge/etc. can make a poor man rich.
Given that a poor person probably has much less to invest, how can odds be in their favor?
For example, someone with more money can use leverage/margins and take on more and make more. What could a small guy with $100 do to make himself not poor anymore, right? That's what I thought. I never finished reading the book, but the idea behind it was that investing and finances surrounding it is what can make the man richer. So not just a career change or a certain job/career/profession or ability -- just more knowledge on finances and investing experience.
Does this make weight with you?