Would you be rich if you invested in Google when it went public?

We’ve been having flashbacks to some of the most popular leap years since the turn of the century and have found some very buzz-worthy topics along the way. Among the most interesting from 2004 is the IPO (Initial Public Offering) for Google stock.
 
 
We’d be lying if we denied pondering some “what if” scenarios of what could have been—especially when looking at the past and knowing then what we know now. Could we have been wealthy beyond our wildest dreams, if we would have invested in Google? The short answer is yes—depending on how much money we would have pumped into the initial stock offering. According to The Motley Fool, if we invested $10k into Google’s IPO, we’d have close to $250k. Dumping $40k into the stock then would have made us millionaires today.
 
 
Yep—and that’s why we feel like stock market fools. But that’s why they say hindsight is 20/20. Knowing that Google has grown to become a mammoth force in the world plays a big part in that overwhelming feeling that we missed out on something big. Of course, that won’t stop us from trying to rewrite the past by building a time machine out of a Delorean and visiting our past selves with this article in-hand. We’ve got to do something about our finances Marty!
  • SOURCE: The Motley Fool
  • BRAND: Google
  • WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: We referenced Back to the Future again!