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  1. The Power of Compound Interest says:

    I don’t think ancient vampires being rich needs much explaining either specifically or metaphorically. Modern banking goes back to at least 1590: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berenberg_Bank

    If you started depositing one guilder or thaler a month then you’d be in the realm of ~$328m today

    • Battleship Pretension says:

      Wouldn’t one person maintaining a bank account for over 400 years raise some eyebrows? This is exactly why this isn’t the point!

      – David

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