Unless you’re a trust fund baby, you won’t be starting out with much financial capital. But that’s okay! In the 21st century, what matters most is the intellectual capital you start with, and develop. You should think of your intellectual capital more often than your financial capital. Make sure you’re constantly making wise investments in it. It will be your ticket to wealth, as it compounds over time. Warren Buffett didn’t get rich off paper routes and selling golf balls, but he got a start and learned some invaluable lessons along the way. It was those lessons and the doors they opened that were the most valuable part.
Invest first in your intellectual capital, and the rest will take care of itself.