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.
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References in classic literature ?
His more friendly neighbors may pity him, but all will decline to connect their fortunes with his; and not a few will seize the opportunity of making their fortunes out of his.
The seamen of the Rose Algier became discouraged, and gave up all hope of making their fortunes by discovering the Spanish wreck.
Chapter One examines economic and social conditions in Europe in general and in Spain in particular to pinpoint the factors that impelled milliions of Spaniards to leave the Old World in the hope of making their fortunes in America.
The wealth of images attested to Zachmann's sustained encounters with the haves and the have-nots of the Chinese emigration: the well-to-do Westernized businessmen who all look alike regardless of where they happen to be making their fortunes; the workers of the world's Chinatowns; the marginals of Southeast Asia's drug and sex trades.