The Purple Mystery: Why This Color Made an 18-Year-Old Filthy Rich
filthy rich: extremely rich
Have you ever wondered why country flags almost never use the color purple?
Purple was once created with a dye worth three times its weight in gold. Associated with royalty and power, it came from rare Mediterranean sea snails. It took 10,000 snails to make just a tiny bit of dye! Even some kings and queens couldn’t afford it.
In 1856, an 18-year-old English chemist named William Henry Perkin changed the game. He accidentally created a cheap purple dye. The color became affordable for everyone, and Perkin became filthy rich.
Today, there are three countries which do use purple in their national flag. So, never say never!
1. After winning the lottery, she became filthy rich and bought a mansion.
2. Some people dream of becoming filthy rich, but others value happiness over wealth.
3. He inherited a fortune from her grandparents and became filthy rich overnight.