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The legend of the “Straw Millionaire”, also known as “Daietsu”, is a Japanese folk tale about a poor man who becomes wealthy through a series of successive trades, starting with a single piece of straw.
We set out to determine if there was any truth to this, to determine how possible it is and finally whether someone has ever managed it.
We discovered the story of Canadian Kyle MacDonald who in just 14 trades went from a paperclip to a house.
Take a look at our infographic below for the full story: