make (one's) fortune(s)

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make (one's) fortune(s)

To earn or accumulate one's wealth. (Usually used before or after the method by which one accumulated such wealth.) He made his fortune importing steel from China. The mobile phone market became saturated with app developers eager to make their fortunes.
See also: make
References in classic literature ?
"Thanks be to God!" then cries Captain Phips "We shall every man of us make our fortunes!"