From Economist.com: Who wants to be a gazillionaire? Dotcom tycoons in the 1990s rose and fell over a period of years. The recent commodities boom, by contrast, made people fabulously wealthy in a matter of months. But their fortunes have evaporated just as quickly.
There is no better example than Andrew Forrest, who left mobs of Australian investors howling back in 2002 after a foray into nickel mining blew up, only to recover in spectacular form….. Full Article: Source