The Tale of the “Straw Millionaire”, also known as “Daietsu”, is a Japanese folk tale about a poor man who becomes rich through a series of successive trades, earning money from a piece of straw. begins.
We set out to determine if there was any truth to it, to determine how likely it was and whether or not anyone ultimately managed it.
We explored the story of Canadian Kyle MacDonald, who went from a paperclip to a house in just 14 trades.
Take a look at our infographic below for the full story:
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