The question is, will learning about the lives and times of the Nouveau Riche actually help us to be part of the Nouveau Riche ourselves? The answer is quite elusive as us becoming rich. We must understand that the opportunities that came to these people did not just land on their lap. One of the common denominators of these people would have to be that they are keenly aware of what opportunities lay in wait for them and they know enough how to be able to take advantage of these and to find ways to be able to create their own opportunities out of these. So just to emulate what they have done might not be enough and we would need to really work ourselves and acquire that acumen for spotting the right opportunities.
In the end, there may be no clear cut path towards becoming rich, but is is a matter of training and developing yourself to be able to make the best of the opportunities that come our way and make sure that we are able to spot how we can create more opportunities for ourselves.