Here is a story that is a real bit of real life tragedy and irony. Ken Hendricks, 66, a real-life, self-made multi-billionaire who built his fortune in the roofing supply business died last night. How did Mr. Hendricks meet his demise? Well, the roofing magnate was checking the roof of his garage when he fell through, suffing massive head injuries that proved fatal.
The really sad thing about this is that Hendricks seemed to be a down-to-earth guy. In an interview with Inc.com last year, he said about his $3.5-billion wealth, "It doesn't make any difference to me: I can't spend it. I'd have to sell the company, and I'll sell the company over my dead body."
My condolensces go out to his family and friends.