Here’s a good article to get you excited and pumped about trading and making it a way of life.
Note the amount he starts off with and what he is estimated to be worth today and the time period.
Like I have said a few times. The amount you have does not matter to much to make this a way of life. You just have to play big (% wise) initially ;) You no doubt get burnt but its those who put it on the line that also have the chance to make it big. The more conservative you are, the less likely you are to make anything meaningful. Of course you need some smarts, intuition and a pinch of waffle magic to boot!