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Forrest Gump - Investment in a Fruit Company
Forrest says that he was invested in some kind of Fruit company. Then Jenny comes home and they conceive little Forrest. Later Forrest Runs for over two years and when he meets Little Forrest, Little Forrest is at least 3 years old. Later, Jenny dies on March 22nd, 1982. He could not have gotten rich off of Apple and then had time to conceive a child, have the child grow to 3 years old and then have Jenny die all before March 22, 1982. Apple went public December 12, 1980, and Carter was President when Forrest started running.
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Contributed By: Anonymous on 11-28-2000 and Reviewed By: Webmaster
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RonJLow writes:
Shrewd observation; except that buying stock in the market is not the only way to invest in a fledgling company. In fact, just buying a small amount of the stock would not have made anyone super rich. It opened at a fair price because the company was already a promising going concern. The returns would be much higher for an investor in the early capitalization stage, because the risk is greater. Unless he says: "bought stock," I would assume the investment was made from a prospectus offering shares to individuals before the IPO. This could give Jenny time to die, and the kid time to become a toddler without contradicting history.
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Rick writes:
OK - Forrest Ran for over 4 years first of all, he said it himself in the movie, plus it takes 9 months to bear a child - making it around 5 years - and I am pretty sure that Forrest didn't leave for Georgia as soon as he finished running - making it over 5 years - that's plenty of time to get rich off the investment - also - don't forget about all the money he made from Bubba Gump Shrimp...
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it is possible to buy into a company on the ground floor, before stock options were made public, so possibly he bought in while the company was still a "garage company"
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If Forrest was able to invest in the Regis-McKenna venture capital firm, yes, he would have been able to make money with Apple Computer early on. The head of the firm is often asked where is his next Apple Computer... You could have made a fortune with Apple Computer in modern times. If you bought it in April 2003 like I did, look how much it would have gone up by today... :)
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Lora writes:
Hello! Forrest was in the ping pong contest! Duh!
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