Thomas Peterffy is a Hungarian-born businessman who immigrated to the United States in 1965, without knowing a word of English. He worked as a software programmer for commodities traders until he could afford to launch his own brokerage, Interactive Brokers… which paid out a billion-dollar dividend to its investors two years ago.
In other words, he built that. He made that happen. And he wants his beloved adopted country to know how, before the opportunity that made him a billionaire is lost to the next generation. He knows where the path of collectivism ends, and he doesn’t want to see the bones of America interred there. He’s the antimatter version of George Soros, and he has created a powerful video for the 2012 campaign, calling attention to the importance of “the freedom to succeed.”