Tired of waiting for
Bitcoin to reach $1 million so that you can retire? We totally
understand, but not really. A far more practical option is to find
yourself a job that pays you enough so that you never have to work
again. If that makes any sense. There are plenty of jobs that can
make you a lot of money, and they don’t all require you to be tall
or throw a baseball 100MPH. Check out these 8 jobs that could make
you really wealthy.

1. Hedge Fund

Imagine this: a
bunch of rich guys want to get richer. So they pool their money
together and seek out high-risk, high-return on their investment. As
a hedge fund manager, your job is to help them reach their target
financial goals so that they can afford to buy that second yacht or
third private jet. The beauty of being a hedge fund manager is that
you aren’t typically going to be putting in 40-hour weeks. But that
doesn’t mean the job is easy. You work with traders and analysts,
pour through financial news of the day, and ultimately green light
the transactions. You get paid fees and commissions based on how
successful you are at investing.

How much does it
If you’re really good at your job, you can make around $2
million a year. If you’re insanely good, as much as $1 billion.

2. Real Estate

If you want to have
a successful career in real estate development, you need to possess
several skills. For instance, you need to have the keen ability to
spot lucrative opportunities. You also need to be able to raise the
appropriate amount of capital, come up with budgets for the
development projects, cost estimates, and be able to predict future
market trends. Of course, since this is a high-risk endeavor, you
have to be willing to stomach the idea that you might end up losing a
crapload of money if the real estate market tanks.

How much does it
The typical real estate developer easily makes six figures,
but the most successful are worth $10 billion and more.

3. Trial Lawyer

Contrary to popular
belief, most lawyer jobs are not glamorous at all. You start by
spending the first two months of your career studying for the BAR
exam so that you can be licensed to practice in your state. Then you
are in the office for 12-16 hours a day as you work up the ladder and
gain the respect of your law firm. Most lawyers only make a modest
living, especially if you work such fields as tax law. But if your
goal is to be a trial lawyer who settles or wins civil cases for your
clients, you can potentially make millions. There is a catch though:
you need to be charismatic, persuasive, and have ice in your veins.
Most people don’t have what it takes, but if you do, you could be
living large.

How much does it
The average trial lawyer makes around $66,000, but
high-powered attorneys make millions.

4. YouTube

Posting YouTube
videos is pretty simple. Just buy yourself a decent camera, share
your thoughts, and sit back while millions of loyal subscribers watch
your content and make you wealthy beyond belief. Okay, so actually
gaining a following is the hard part. You need to have a unique
personality, find a way to really connect to an audience, and
constantly come up with interesting ideas that will keep the viewers
glued to your channel. Even then, you have to get really lucky. After
all, there are a lot of talented YouTube personalities who work
really hard but still don’t earn enough to make it their full-time

How much does it
The most popular YouTubers make between $15-$22 million.

5. Plastic

Becoming a doctor is
hard. Not only do you need to do well as an undergraduate and then
pass the MCAT in order to get into medical school, you have to
dedicate an additional 4 years of your life to schooling plus a
minimum 3 years of residency. But once you’ve made it pass those
grueling years and established yourself, being a physician is a
pretty sweet gig, especially if you’re a plastic surgeon. After
all, you’re not exactly dealing with life-or-death situations.

How much does it
pay: If you’re just entering the field, you can expect around a
quarter of a million right off the bat. The top earners make

6. Cyber Security

Security breaches
can really screw over a company. In fact, the average business that
becomes a victim of a data breach loses around $1.42 million. This is
the issue of cyber security is so important, and companies are
willing to spend a good chunk of money on cyber security analysts.

How much does it
The average salary is a modest $90,000, but the top
companies shell out $250,000/year to hire the best experts to protect
their data.

7. Air Traffic

Air traffic
controllers have an extremely important task indeed: their job is to
monitor all of the airplanes in the sky and make sure planes full of
passengers are landing safely/not colliding with each other. It’s
definitely not for the faint of heart; it requires complete
concentration and is considered to be one of the most stressful jobs
out there. But if you’re good at performing under intense pressure,
it might be right up your alley.

How much does it
It varies from state to state, but the national average is
$120,000 with the top earners making $200,000.

8. Marketing

When a company comes
up with an advertisement that really catches the public’s
attention, it can lead to millions in increased sales. It’s the job
of the marketing manager to think up creative ideas that persuade
people to buy the company’s products or services. A great number of
ad campaigns end up as disappointments, but if you’ve got original
ideas that give the company a boost, you’ll become an absolute

How much does it pay: The average salary is $60,000, but the top marketing managers make $190,000.

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