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What's the best business for becoming a millionaire?

The new Series 2006 $20 currency notes, bearing the signatures of Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Anna Escobedo, treasurer of the United States, are seen at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, Monday, Oct. 23, 2006. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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The new Series 2006 $20 currency notes, bearing the signatures of Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Anna Escobedo, treasurer of the United States, are seen at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, Monday, Oct. 23, 2006. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

"The best way to become a millionaire is to start a business in a field which you know and are interested in. In fact, I believe the more you are passionate about a certain business, the more likely you are to succeed. Besides that, it’s a matter of putting your brains into it. And a little bit of luck will also help you a bit, although it’s not a requirement at all." -- Steven V., Belgium

"Look at the Fortune 400, a majority of them are involved in real estate of some form." -- Cade W.

"Real estate and day trading are the two ways I made my fortune. Also made some pretty good money at the Black Jack tables in Vegas. Having patience and knowledge of with what you're trying to accomplish can make anyone a millionaire." -- John H., New York

"Based on my personal experience, stock trading has made me a millionaire at age 28. With only 15 grand in startup capital I became a millionaire within just 1 year. And I'm sure there are many ways in all kinds of industries to become a millionaire as the U.S. has about 10 million millionaires, ... but it's seems very difficult to become a billionaire and I'm working on that." -- Dietmar S., Nevada

"Financial brokerage." -- Robert

"Mark Twain once said, 'Buy land they’re not making anymore.'" -- Cary W., Arizona

"Learn the oil business, then develop a hedge fund dealing with oil companies primarily. See T. Boone Pickens who harvested over 1 billion bucks last year alone." -- Charles F.

"Lately, it has to be Poker!" -- Frankie N., Virginia

“Currency trade is very lucrative considering our dollar.” -- Benedetto C., New Jersery

"Investing in the stock market. A diverse portfolio of no load mutual funds or stocks. I listen to what several experts, magazines or Internet sources are say before buying and never act on just one person's recommendation. It works most of the time." -- James R., Wisconsin

"Financial Planner!" -- Bryan K.

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"If you're a born sales person who doesn't mind taking advantage of people who don't know any better the financial, insurance and mortgage industries could be lucrative. But an entry level position that requires no training, education or experience that will give virtually anybody an opportunity to become a millionaire is McDonald's. I know two people who started off in minimum wage part-time jobs there, and in less than 15 years ended up as franchise owners." -- Ray M., Florida

"Dry cleaning." -- Larry H., Virginia

"By far, the best business to be in is owning your own pharmacy." -- Jack, North Carolina

"Real estate investments. The business is changing fast and opportunities result from changing times." -- Gerald J.

"Land development can make you millions, I did!" -- James V., Texas

"I think the easy way to be a millionaire is to start buying properties and then slowly build up equity and then do the same process over and over again, and believe me, in 12-15 yrs, one can become a millionaire." -- Harshad M., UK

"Real estate. Open to everyone, variety of ways to profit, and many books providing assistance can be free at the library." -- Jonathan B., South Carolina

"Real estate at the right market and trading options. You need to take advantage of leverage." -- Israel P., Florida

"Other than listening to Jim Cramer. Investing in real estate is the quickest way to become a millionaire." --
John F.

"There isn't one! Any business initiative with the focus on monetary riches is doomed to fail. Passion, integrity, above average decision making skills and the desire to succeed are the keys to building, operating and having fun with any business. Throw in a little bit of good fortune (luck) and you are on your way." -- Terry L., Virginia

"Doing M&A deals under Goldman Sachs…" -- Tom J., Kansas

"The food industry would have to be considered one of the best ways to make your millions today. Food ideas never seem to stop coming and yet we can never seem to get enough. Bottom line, all you really need is a good recipe and a stove. If you can put a lotta love in that recipe, the U.S. mail, word of mouth, and a computer will take you across the world and make you rich." -- Wayne R., Pennsylvania