Terry Finley was finishing his military service in 1990 when he and his wife, Debbie, bought a $5,000 horse. The horse, named Sunbelt, won its first race, and Finley was hooked. He quit his insurance job and took a chance on his passion.Armed with credit cards and personal savings, he started West Point Thoroughbreds with his wife.
“Taking what you love to do and making a profession out of it is so much better than just working to make a living,” Finley says .
West Point Thoroughbreds now buys 20 to 25 horses a year, forming groups of investors who can profit when the horses win, breed and sell. Since 2007, its horses have won more than 20 percent of their races, with purses totaling more than $16 million and counting. Annual sales are near $7 million.
Source : People Who Quit Their Jobs and Made Millions