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I was curious to know more about this, found on Wikipedia:

"Other freedmen became wealthy. The brothers who owned House of the Vettii, one of the biggest and most magnificent houses in Pompeii, are thought to have been freedmen. A freedman designed the amphitheater in Pompeii."

Do we have some other examples of freed slaves becoming rich?

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    Unfortunately this becomes a list question, with everyone adding a different example. No conclusive answer. – justCal May 29 '17 at 17:23
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    The only conclusive albeit unsatisfactory answer would be: yes, plenty. – N. Wouda May 29 '17 at 19:59
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A quick Google search found this article, which mentions the freedman C. Caecilius Isidorus (who would eventually own over 4,000 slaves himself). I'm sure a slightly longer search would find many more.

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