Someone from South Africa founds PayPal ... at least, he is one of the co-founders ... makes money by selling it to eBay.
Then he starts a company building electric cars and another company to launch rockets into space and one more company making solar panels!
Well, all this in one life! I think that's the kind of story that would gladden the heart of Tom Friedman who keeps complaining about how America is falling back in innovation.
Well, so, I say the American Dream is certainly alive ...