Home » Questions » Celebrities » How did Gatsby make his money? Asked: June 19, 20202020-06-19T13:22:10+00:00 2020-06-19T13:22:10+00:00In: Celebrities How did Gatsby make his money? How did Gatsby make his money? 1 Answer Voted Recent Hussein 2020-07-20T08:57:27+00:00Added an answer on July 20, 2020 at 8:57 am The Great Gatsby is a book by F. Scott Fitzgerald which follows Jay Gatsby, a wealthy man famous for his grand, extravagant parties every Saturday night. It is based around the time of “The roaring twenties” also dubbed as “The Jazz Age” by Fitzgerald. It shows the reality behind “The American Dream” ( the belief that hard work can lead one from rags to riches) and the hypocritical and reckless nature it can end up at. The book has also been adapted into a 2013 film by the same name starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby. The story is narrated by Nick Carraway, a young Yale graduate from Minnesota who moves to New York to try and make it as a bond salesman. There, he ends up becoming Jay Gatsby’s neighbor. Many wonder about his wealth and where it came from since he is an unknown man who suddenly rose into the world of the wealthy. There are many rumors around his character and wealth but the real reason behind his ceaseless source of money is disclosed in the book close to the climax. Daisy, Nick’s cousin, invites him to lunch alongside his neighbor Gatsby, and her friend Jordan (who later becomes Nick’s girlfriend). It is then that Tom, Daisy’s husband finds out that she is having an affair with Gatsby. Upon his insistence, the group heads to New York where it is revealed that Gatsby most probably earned his wealth through bootlegging ( illegal selling of alcohol ) and other underhanded methods with Meyer Wolfsheim as his business partner. Even though, this is the most probable way the actual source is still a mystery other than the fact that it was some way illegal. Like all good books, The Great Gatsby also holds some mystery and so only hints at his income methods. 1 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login to add an answer. Username or email* Password* Captcha* Remember Me! Forgot Password? Related Questions:How did Helen Keller learn to read, write and speak?How did Freddie Mercury contract AIDS?How did Albert Lin lose his leg?How did Thor lose his eye?How did Hiccup lose his leg?How did Chris Farley Die?How did Itachi Uchiha die??How did Kakashi lose his eye?How did Ted Bundy kill his victims?How did Odin lose his eye?