He married at 17 to escape poverty, but that didn’t spare him much suffering. Until she was 75, she had to beg her husband for every penny he needed. When she tried to get a job, she was discouraged. In one day of revolt, she decided that if she couldn’t work, she would gain financial independence in another way: by investing in the market.
The great turning point in her life began after the death of her husband, when she found 1,000 shares in a firm where he worked. Thus, after years of working as a merchant, she obtained more than 500 thousand euros. Ingeborga Mootz is admired for her traditional style of business: morning newspapers and the motto “Buy low, sell high.”