The Strange Life of the LUCKIEST Millionaire Ever | Timothy Dexter

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Welcome to Forgotten Lives! In today's episode, we are looking into the life of Lord Timothy Dexter, an eccentric that made millions from lucky investments!
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  1. john panos
    john panos
    16 klukkustundum síðan

    LUCKIEST says it all

  2. D Sullivan
    D Sullivan
    23 klukkustundum síðan

    Leather dresser? Somebody who makes: clothes, boots, belts, etc. , from leather?

  3. D Sullivan
    D Sullivan
    23 klukkustundum síðan

    Not sheer luck. He rightly judged that the new American government would want to build credibility by redeeming the currency.

  4. joseph smith
    joseph smith
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Channel is amizing

  5. Emanuel Colon
    Emanuel Colon
    Degi Síðan síðan

    and why is this not a movie ?! i am sure we can all think of an hour or so wasted on some movie

  6. Flips Valdes
    Flips Valdes
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Bet if he fell into mud hed discover a gold deposit there

  7. andgate2000
    2 dögum síðan

    “The fool that made millions” ! .............Trump.

  8. Jason West
    Jason West
    2 dögum síðan

    luck had nothing to do with it.

  9. Neil MacKenzie
    Neil MacKenzie
    2 dögum síðan

    I've had a lot of goofy ideas , where's my millions ?

  10. George Kraft
    George Kraft
    2 dögum síðan

    Thx for your uploads. Many of these more obscure people are more interesting than the more famous people on other channels.

  11. Virgil J Jacas
    Virgil J Jacas
    3 dögum síðan

    The Irish, as a community, got discriminate from society an" American Life until " WW II.

  12. Queenslander
    3 dögum síðan

    The harder he worked, the luckier he got.

  13. M. F. Richardson
    M. F. Richardson
    3 dögum síðan


  14. Paul Frederick
    Paul Frederick
    3 dögum síðan

    Timothy Dexter was the real Forrest Gump.

  15. Steven J
    Steven J
    4 dögum síðan

    And the English bloke who couldn't read nor write, but collected all the wooden pallets left on the streets and sold them back to their owners lol.

  16. Uriah Light
    Uriah Light
    4 dögum síðan

    Play at 1.25 playback speed. You're welcome.

  17. Psycho Bear
    Psycho Bear
    4 dögum síðan

    Clearly you've forgotten to mention his cracking sense of humour! What a legend. Thanks for the video.

  18. T.M.H.
    4 dögum síðan

    Hey this might have been a good story if I could have understood what the guy was saying. Get someone else who can speak english, real english, not that British way of slurring words.

  19. Frank Lee Steamed
    Frank Lee Steamed
    4 dögum síðan

    I know someone similar.

  20. Philip Jones
    Philip Jones
    4 dögum síðan

    I've come across a few people with this kind of business initiative and unbelievable luck. Nowhere near as successful but enough to make them comfortable. My mother had an expression for them: "If that person fell in a pond of crap, he'd come out covered in chocolate."

  21. Ralf Landing
    Ralf Landing
    4 dögum síðan

    Fine video and excellent narrative. Thanks

  22. lee ryan
    lee ryan
    4 dögum síðan

    1747 is well over 100 years ago..

  23. Marcos 989
    Marcos 989
    5 dögum síðan

    Who knew Donald trump had a hero.

  24. Tommy Jones
    Tommy Jones
    5 dögum síðan

    Personality types must repeat, because I know a guy JUST like this guy.......

  25. Joseph Barros
    Joseph Barros
    5 dögum síðan

    "youinated states"

  26. matt standage
    matt standage
    6 dögum síðan

    I thought that title was taken by Donald trump?

  27. Jonty
    6 dögum síðan

    Maybe Dexter was a dyslexic with the Midas touch? Or maybe he just needed spectacles.

  28. barry donovan
    barry donovan
    6 dögum síðan

    seems new england to me. dumb as shit and falling into money. Although.. it has faded away a lot. Must be the new communication. Willing to work used to do a lot for self declared royals in the wrong country.

  29. Lucifurge
    6 dögum síðan

    Dude sounds smarter than anyone wanted to give him credit for.

  30. philip gage
    philip gage
    7 dögum síðan

    He was a fucking scab.

  31. nauni Whitewave
    nauni Whitewave
    7 dögum síðan

    I love forgotten lives! I have learned so much history that they don't teach you in schools.

  32. Dunx BEE
    Dunx BEE
    7 dögum síðan

    Did you play that teacher in 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'.. ?? "Bueller.. Bueller.. Bueller.. "

  33. ReelMan
    7 dögum síðan

    Forest Gump

  34. samantha ferrell
    samantha ferrell
    7 dögum síðan

    He sounds like maybe he had some type of personality disorder

    1. samantha ferrell
      samantha ferrell
      5 dögum síðan

      Cynthia Ayers I get it this quarantine is making us all stir crazy stay safe

    2. Cynthia Ayers
      Cynthia Ayers
      5 dögum síðan

      @samantha ferrell been there done that, I'm fine hahaha. But I do enjoy stirring the pot now and then. Seems I've stirred yours , don't get too upset, just having fun. But I am over 60, and I have forgotten more than most know. But the truth be known, none of that really matters right now. I hope you and all your loved ones farewell through these stressed times.💖

    3. samantha ferrell
      samantha ferrell
      5 dögum síðan

      Cynthia Ayers I’m the one that knows you need a mental health check your obviously having some type of delusional breakdown bipolar/schizophrenia maybe idk but get help you my friend are not special

    4. Cynthia Ayers
      Cynthia Ayers
      5 dögum síðan

      @samantha ferrell I am the one that knows.

    5. samantha ferrell
      samantha ferrell
      5 dögum síðan

      Cynthia Ayers ok and you are what? An alien or a cyborg or you just don’t count somehow smh

  35. Redcoat‘s Return
    Redcoat‘s Return
    7 dögum síðan

    Sound like me 😊😄😂🤣😉

  36. Jeff Clark
    Jeff Clark
    7 dögum síðan

    just FYI its not 'Newbury PORT' its 'newburyport' its pronounced as one word here. and worcester isnt 'wor ces ter' its 'wooster' (though I dont think you mentioned worcester lol)

  37. Charles Watson
    Charles Watson
    8 dögum síðan

    The fool that made millions.....Isn't that Donald Trump???

  38. G58
    8 dögum síðan

    Thank you for sharing this very interesting story

  39. David Chandley
    David Chandley
    8 dögum síðan

  40. Paul Yokoyama
    Paul Yokoyama
    8 dögum síðan

    He may have had Asperger's syndrome or some other form of autism.

  41. BlockedUser
    8 dögum síðan

    This man clearly wasn't an idiot. This was obviously planned, no one can be that lucky.

  42. Jiva Das
    Jiva Das
    8 dögum síðan

    is the piano being played by your next.door neighbor? documentaries do not require music to support them, unless they are actual scores composed to accompany the narrative. B-minus.

  43. ask the Etruscans
    ask the Etruscans
    8 dögum síðan

    Don't think I'd play poker with Dexter. He'd go all in with a pair of 2s...and win. No wonder the "upper class" was annoyed by him.

  44. Patrick Wentz
    Patrick Wentz
    9 dögum síðan

    He had a genius for business that one.

  45. Martin Smith
    Martin Smith
    9 dögum síðan

    The good Lord was looking after this paddy 😀

  46. J Ancel
    J Ancel
    9 dögum síðan

    Strange cat.

  47. Berto Flores
    Berto Flores
    9 dögum síðan

    Very cool story. Thanks

  48. Will James
    Will James
    9 dögum síðan

    He was obviously an asshole too.

    1. Cynthia Ayers
      Cynthia Ayers
      6 dögum síðan

      Sounds like someone was an a****** to him first. Paybacks hell.

  49. Dr. Elizabeth Martin
    Dr. Elizabeth Martin
    9 dögum síðan

    THANK-YOU, Sir, for this fascinating tale of a true eccentric. Who knew? (I wonder how man people came to his REAL memorial service.................) cheers

  50. Paul Marshall
    Paul Marshall
    10 dögum síðan

    When he worked hard he saved money. That's no fool

    1. Cynthia Ayers
      Cynthia Ayers
      6 dögum síðan

      F****** an A right!

  51. Andrej Lorenci
    Andrej Lorenci
    10 dögum síðan

    I'm an old man now, but I remembered a story of unusual lucky man, which I read, when I was a kid. I'm glad, I found this story now on YT here. Thanks!

    1. Cynthia Ayers
      Cynthia Ayers
      6 dögum síðan

      I remember Gold Medal Flour.😇

  52. SWAGA Religion
    SWAGA Religion
    10 dögum síðan

    Do Mark Cuban luckiest Billionaire!

  53. Nico Rose
    Nico Rose
    10 dögum síðan

    " laddels " !?!? Not vewy bwight are you ?? The tone and timbre of your voice makes you sound a wittle swow .....

    1. joe's pizza
      joe's pizza
      4 dögum síðan

      He speaks as though he's sitting 2 feet away from his parents at the kitchen table. Up and down speech volume and frustrating enunciation.

  54. FreemonSandlewould
    10 dögum síðan

    That's not luck. 1 time is luck. This guy had >5 huge wins. He managed to pull this shit off and he must have had information.

  55. John Salvage
    John Salvage
    10 dögum síðan

    It won't find itself on Netflix, it is about White folks.

    1. Cynthia Ayers
      Cynthia Ayers
      6 dögum síðan

      White brown f*** you clown.

  56. Patrick Bush
    Patrick Bush
    10 dögum síðan

    Where can I buy some of those cats?

  57. Dixie Fallas
    Dixie Fallas
    11 dögum síðan

    Cool. UK.

  58. lefroy1
    11 dögum síðan

    Contrary to what those snobs, and your thumbnail, suggests, he sounds like a savvy, hard-working man to me. Eccentric and flawed, yes, but industrious and ballsy too. Kudos to you wherever you are Timothy Dexter.

  59. sunil shah
    sunil shah
    11 dögum síðan

    There is another example of a moron getting lucky ...donald trump

  60. Philip Cosgrove
    Philip Cosgrove
    11 dögum síðan

    A very eccentric man.

  61. Ed Hammock
    Ed Hammock
    11 dögum síðan

    DON'T sound like luck it sounds like he was not afraid of hard work.

  62. Captain Gilligan
    Captain Gilligan
    12 dögum síðan

    How could he be born in America before his family emigrated there. I'd say slight mix-up at the start

  63. Manley Nelson
    Manley Nelson
    12 dögum síðan

    I'm not sure I accept on face value that his business dealings were all just dumb luck. That's very much doubtful. I'd like to hear Paul Harvey's version of this you know the rest of the story. Just got to be more to this than just dumb luck.

  64. Brenda Holliday
    Brenda Holliday
    12 dögum síðan

    Enjoyed your video about Timothy Dexter, what an interesting character he was. In today's society if he had been educated he would have been a great financial adviser. It was unfortunate that his personal life was a disaster. Great show!

  65. Andrew Rolfe
    Andrew Rolfe
    13 dögum síðan

    Thanks man. Cool story.

  66. nozecone
    13 dögum síðan

    "The old lady" - 9 years older than him - so she was what - 30? 35?

    1. Robert Mitchell
      Robert Mitchell
      2 dögum síðan

      @nozecone Just saying His was just 9 years older

    2. nozecone
      2 dögum síðan

      @Robert Mitchell ... okay ... and?

    3. Robert Mitchell
      Robert Mitchell
      2 dögum síðan

      Age 28 I was banging my 44 year old divorce professor

  67. robert caldwell
    robert caldwell
    14 dögum síðan

    Awesome, I'd hang out with the guy.

  68. blackzed
    16 dögum síðan

    More jam than heartilys.

  69. Anthony Tsatsis
    Anthony Tsatsis
    17 dögum síðan

    What your not crying at my funeral weres my belt you wench. You're gonna learn today.

  70. S Venter
    S Venter
    22 dögum síðan

    Money doesn’t make you happy. If he’d been a moderately well off leather producer on a farm with a middle class wife, his life might have had a happier ending.

  71. Rosalee Rich
    Rosalee Rich
    28 dögum síðan

    I can't help but think, what if this man had been a Christian? He could have helped so many people & found the PEACE ONLY JESUS can give.

  72. richard murphy
    richard murphy
    29 dögum síðan

    It was an age of odd fellows

  73. Shaun Sim
    Shaun Sim
    Mánuði síðan

    That remembers me of Turdo in canada

    1. alan wilson
      alan wilson
      17 dögum síðan

      Shaun Sim Holy fuck. Can you write that in English. If you’re a product of the Canadian school system we are truly fucked.

  74. mark vines
    mark vines
    Mánuði síðan

    He had some kind of Midas touch.

  75. Harry Kiralfy Broe
    Harry Kiralfy Broe
    Mánuði síðan


  76. Ruby321123
    Mánuði síðan

    While I disapprove vehemently of wife-beating & quite a bit of harassment as a means of seduction, I nevertheless do love this man quite a lot. A fascinating, thrilling, & titillating character is he; one which I have great sympathy for despite his flaws.

  77. Louanne Bridges
    Louanne Bridges
    Mánuði síðan

    No such thing as luck- the Universe takes care of drunks and fools

  78. Sarah The Degenerate
    Sarah The Degenerate
    Mánuði síðan

    No disrespect but holy shit I had to watch this in 1.5x because of how slow this guy talks

  79. iN2IT Oracle
    iN2IT Oracle
    2 mánuðum síðan

    Best story yet!

  80. Jacques Matteo de Lusignan
    Jacques Matteo de Lusignan
    2 mánuðum síðan

    Great vid