His first job was shoveling snow for $2 a day. On the second day, he found two neighborhood kids to do the job for him for 50 cents a day each. He pocketed the extra dollar. Next, he worked in a sweatshop affixing linings to the inside of school bags. He made $28.50 a week at that job until he offered to also clean the toilets. That brought his paycheck to $30.
—Donald H. Harrison
Editor Emeritus, San Diego Jewish World
From Snow Shoveler to Multimillionaire, San Diego Jewish World
March 22, 2022