How do you measure success? Dollars and Cents? By that criteria Lincoln, Florence Nightingale, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Theresa, MLK, even Jesus were failures. Real success means doing something with your life that lets people live better lives, makes the world a better place to live. Getting rich is just a side affect that some experience. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, got rich, but more importantly, they were successful. Mitt Romney got rich.