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. Raquel Brandi
    Raquel Brandi
    7 dögum síðan

    This guy is freaking hilarious. Not only does he get success every time people think he's doing something stupid but he made all the upper class people look foolish. I don't think he was a fool especially adding pages of punctuation to his book so people can put them were they belong, that's damn genius. I guess it was hard for him to make friends though.

  2. Winnifred Forbes
    Winnifred Forbes
    Mánuði síðan

    Man after my own heart!

  3. Timothy Dexter
    Timothy Dexter
    Mánuði síðan

    Seems like a good business man to me

  4. John Porteous
    John Porteous
    2 mánuðum síðan

    Marvel, if you ever mention this guy reveal he was a mutant with luck-manipulation superpowers

  5. Zulu Immortal
    Zulu Immortal
    2 mánuðum síðan

    I need his luck 😂😂😂

  6. Genesis The Poet
    Genesis The Poet
    2 mánuðum síðan

    😂 this dude was a hell of a character! Staged his own funeral and then was mad because his wife didn’t cry enough!? 😂🤣

  7. Gaël des Montagnes Noires
    Gaël des Montagnes Noires
    2 mánuðum síðan

    Buy Bitcoin

  8. demitra ferles
    demitra ferles
    2 mánuðum síðan

    I love your videos. Thank you for sharing👍😊

  9. Hermann Fegelein
    Hermann Fegelein
    2 mánuðum síðan

    Setting the speed to 1.25 makes the narrator speak as fast as normal people.

  10. Paul Mac
    Paul Mac
    2 mánuðum síðan

    I'd love to see you do a video on Emperor Norton I, the eccentric Englishman who declared himself Emperor of the United States.

    1. Forgotten Lives
      Forgotten Lives
      2 mánuðum síðan

      Will look into him!

  11. beingme
    3 mánuðum síðan

    What a great story. Thanks for sharing it.

  12. Fidel Salgado
    Fidel Salgado
    3 mánuðum síðan

    you are a fool to think it was "luck" he took a risky bet and paid off !!

  13. Dean Kirby
    Dean Kirby
    3 mánuðum síðan

    snobs are no different now more than two centries later. once a snob always a snob.

  14. Jfake Hname
    Jfake Hname
    3 mánuðum síðan

    lucky? he married into money. i agree he turned into into more money but lucky? more like savvy, clever, gold digging trophy wife... im so jelly

  15. Lu KN
    Lu KN
    3 mánuðum síðan

    4:40 lol super lucky

  16. Connor Young
    Connor Young
    3 mánuðum síðan

    First video I have watched on your channel and i will be subscribing straight away great content keep it up!

  17. Solowolf
    3 mánuðum síðan

    You don't give this guy enough credit mate. Dexter had guts and daring. A visionary for sure. Even those stray cats were better off.

  18. Ric Barnes
    Ric Barnes
    3 mánuðum síðan

    Had he been of so called nobler birth, no on e would have thought anything of his drinking in the afternoon,tbey probably thought of him as a ' hale fellow well met' to use an old term.

  19. Ric Barnes
    Ric Barnes
    3 mánuðum síðan

    Sounds dumb as a fox to me

  20. john panos
    john panos
    3 mánuðum síðan

    LUCKIEST says it all

  21. D Sullivan
    D Sullivan
    3 mánuðum síðan

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

  22. D Sullivan
    D Sullivan
    3 mánuðum síðan

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

  23. joseph smith
    joseph smith
    3 mánuðum síðan

    Channel is amizing

  24. Emanuel Colon
    Emanuel Colon
    3 mánuðum síðan

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

  25. Flips Valdes
    Flips Valdes
    3 mánuðum síðan

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

  26. andgate2000
    3 mánuðum síðan

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

  27. Jason West
    Jason West
    3 mánuðum síðan

    luck had nothing to do with it.

  28. Neil MacKenzie
    Neil MacKenzie
    3 mánuðum síðan

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

  29. George Kraft
    George Kraft
    3 mánuðum síðan

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

  30. Virgil J Jacas
    Virgil J Jacas
    3 mánuðum síðan

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

  31. Queenslander
    3 mánuðum síðan

    The harder he worked, the luckier he got.

  32. M. F. Richardson
    M. F. Richardson
    3 mánuðum síðan


  33. Paul Frederick
    Paul Frederick
    3 mánuðum síðan

    Timothy Dexter was the real Forrest Gump.

  34. J Stevens
    J Stevens
    3 mánuðum 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.

  35. Uriah Light
    Uriah Light
    3 mánuðum síðan

    Play at 1.25 playback speed. You're welcome.

  36. Psycho Bear
    Psycho Bear
    3 mánuðum síðan

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

  37. T.M.H.
    3 mánuðum 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.

  38. Frank Lee Steamed
    Frank Lee Steamed
    3 mánuðum síðan

    I know someone similar.

  39. Philip Jones
    Philip Jones
    3 mánuðum 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."

  40. Ralf Landing
    Ralf Landing
    3 mánuðum síðan

    Fine video and excellent narrative. Thanks

  41. lee ryan
    lee ryan
    3 mánuðum síðan

    1747 is well over 100 years ago..

  42. Mark DuPriest
    Mark DuPriest
    3 mánuðum síðan

    Who knew Donald trump had a hero.

  43. Tommy Jones
    Tommy Jones
    3 mánuðum síðan

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

  44. Joseph Barros
    Joseph Barros
    3 mánuðum síðan

    "youinated states"

  45. matt standage
    matt standage
    3 mánuðum síðan

    I thought that title was taken by Donald trump?

  46. barry donovan
    barry donovan
    3 mánuðum 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.

  47. Lucifurge
    3 mánuðum síðan

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

  48. philip gage
    philip gage
    3 mánuðum síðan

    He was a fucking scab.

  49. nauni Whitewave
    nauni Whitewave
    3 mánuðum síðan

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

  50. Dunx BEE
    Dunx BEE
    3 mánuðum síðan

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

  51. ReelMan
    3 mánuðum síðan

    Forest Gump

  52. samantha ferrell
    samantha ferrell
    3 mánuðum síðan

    He sounds like maybe he had some type of personality disorder

    1. samantha ferrell
      samantha ferrell
      3 mánuðum síðan

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

    2. Cynthia Ayers
      Cynthia Ayers
      3 mánuðum 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. Cynthia Ayers
      Cynthia Ayers
      3 mánuðum síðan

      @samantha ferrell I am the one that knows.

    4. samantha ferrell
      samantha ferrell
      3 mánuðum síðan

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

    5. Cynthia Ayers
      Cynthia Ayers
      3 mánuðum síðan

      @samantha ferrell well for one, the problem is, you are thinking. Like I said, you are all nuts. Get over it. Why you may ask? Because you only get to live for so long, therefore you try to do too much in a short time. And if you lived longer than anybody else oh, let's say 200 to 300 years old or older, you'd probably go even crazier and start killing everybody around you.

  53. Redcoat‘s Return
    Redcoat‘s Return
    3 mánuðum síðan

    Sound like me 😊😄😂🤣😉

  54. Jeff Clark
    Jeff Clark
    3 mánuðum 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)

  55. Charles Watson
    Charles Watson
    3 mánuðum síðan

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

  56. G58
    3 mánuðum síðan

    Thank you for sharing this very interesting story

  57. David Chandley
    David Chandley
    3 mánuðum síðan

  58. BlockedUser
    3 mánuðum síðan

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

  59. Jiva Das
    Jiva Das
    3 mánuðum 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.

  60. ask the Etruscans
    ask the Etruscans
    3 mánuðum 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.

  61. Patrick Wentz
    Patrick Wentz
    3 mánuðum síðan

    He had a genius for business that one.

  62. Martin Smith
    Martin Smith
    3 mánuðum síðan

    The good Lord was looking after this paddy 😀

  63. J Ancel
    J Ancel
    3 mánuðum síðan

    Strange cat.

  64. Berto Flores
    Berto Flores
    3 mánuðum síðan

    Very cool story. Thanks

  65. Will James
    Will James
    3 mánuðum síðan

    He was obviously an asshole too.

    1. Cynthia Ayers
      Cynthia Ayers
      3 mánuðum síðan

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

  66. Dr. Elizabeth Martin
    Dr. Elizabeth Martin
    3 mánuðum 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

  67. leo green
    leo green
    3 mánuðum síðan

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

    1. Cynthia Ayers
      Cynthia Ayers
      3 mánuðum síðan

      F****** an A right!

  68. Andrej Lorenci
    Andrej Lorenci
    3 mánuðum 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
      3 mánuðum síðan

      I remember Gold Medal Flour.😇

  69. SWAGA Religion
    SWAGA Religion
    3 mánuðum síðan

    Do Mark Cuban luckiest Billionaire!

  70. Nico Rose
    Nico Rose
    3 mánuðum 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
      3 mánuðum 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.

  71. FreemonSandlewould
    3 mánuðum 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.

  72. John Salvage
    John Salvage
    3 mánuðum síðan

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

    1. Cynthia Ayers
      Cynthia Ayers
      3 mánuðum síðan

      White brown f*** you clown.

  73. Patrick Bush
    Patrick Bush
    3 mánuðum síðan

    Where can I buy some of those cats?

  74. lefroy1
    3 mánuðum 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.

    1. lefroy1
      Degi Síðan síðan

      @james lasko Are you sure you didn't lift that straight out of 'Warren Buffett and the Interpretation of Financial Statements'?

    2. james lasko
      james lasko
      3 dögum síðan

      @lefroy1 I agree, only a smart man would start his book with "to mankind at large the time is com at last the grat day of regoising what is that why I will tell you thous three kings is rased rased you meane should know rased on the first royal arch in the world olmost"

    3. lefroy1
      12 dögum síðan

      @No one I did just that though.. Cucumber's my next biggest thing. Watch out for those life-giving beaties amigo

    4. No one
      No one
      12 dögum síðan

      @lefroy1 but you didn't buy a coconut and sell it at the largest producer of coconuts in the world, and made profits because of dumb luck

    5. lefroy1
      12 dögum síðan

      @No one I bought a bunch of coconuts and sold them from Jamaica to El Salavador last month. Anything is possible if you have the determintion.

  75. sunil shah
    sunil shah
    3 mánuðum síðan

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

  76. Philip Cosgrove
    Philip Cosgrove
    3 mánuðum síðan

    A very eccentric man.

  77. Ed Hammock
    Ed Hammock
    3 mánuðum síðan

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

  78. Captain Gilligan
    Captain Gilligan
    3 mánuðum síðan

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

  79. Manley Nelson
    Manley Nelson
    3 mánuðum 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.

  80. Brenda Holliday
    Brenda Holliday
    3 mánuðum 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!