I am trying to figure out how Epstein became wealthy. The man had no college degree. Yet he became a high school maths teacher, a leading stock trader in Bear Sterns and a successful hedge fund owner/manager. Epstein was a born Jew but did not attend any synagogue (this reminds me of Janet Jagan). I think he may have used the fact that he was born a poor Jew to rip off and con wealthy Jews who helped him to get up in society.