While we would like to believe that everything in our own life is the direct consequence of our actions, for better or worse some things only come down to chance. The odds were in these people’s favor. These are the 5 Luckiest People In The World! Let’s begin!
5. Jose Ramon Marquez
While contemporary firearms are easy to use and unlikely to jam there’s always a possibility that they might. Making using your own gun to jam somebody else’s though? Jose Ramon Marquez, a deputy sheriff in Jefferson County, Colorado, did just that. Two robbery suspects fired at Marquez, who was responding to the robbery. Marquez fired back, and what happened next came down to a one in a billion chance. Marquez’s .45 caliber round entered one of the suspect’s weapons, collided with a bullet in the chamber, and caused the weapon to jam. Marquez also managed to hit the suspect in the leg.
4. Zahed Haftlang and Najah Aboud
History of wars is dotted by a number of beautiful events wherein one side or another takes a moment to push pause, and just be humans. The Iran-Iraq was one particularly brutal war characterized by a number of crimes against humanity. It was so brutal that Haftlang was only 13 when he was conscripted for Iran. During one battle, the boy tried to escape to a bunker where he found one surviving 18 year old Iraqi soldier, and in an incredible act of mercy hid Aboud beneath the bodies of the dead and gave him painkillers for three days. When the battle was over and Iran had won, Zahed took Aboud to a military hospital where he was treated but made a prisoner of war The two never saw each other again, until they wound up in the same hospital in Canada years after the war where they were both attending a support grouper for victims of war. Their story was captured by The New York Times.
3. Donald Trump
Some people are just winners. They are born winning, and when they win, they win huge. Donald Trump is a huge winner. Being born to a wealthy New York real estate family? Win. Taking that small million dollar loan your father gave you and parlaying it into a billion dollar real estate empire, television show, and brand of all sorts of luxurious foods and things? Win. Winning the WWE Battle of Billionaires against your friend Vince McMahon in his own ring? Win. Starting your presidential campaign with an alleged intent of winning only a double digit percentage so that you can parlay that into bigger, better deals, but beating all odds determined by the experts to become the president of the free world? Win.
2 .Barbara and Douglas Fink
If you’ve ever played the lottery and lost, or have even played it every week of your life, rest easy knowing that Barbara and Douglas Fink have won it three times in the last 20 years. The Edmonton, Canada, couple first won $128,000 in the lottery in 1998. In 2010, the couple won another $100,000. You might see a pattern there and think that they might have won less this time. Nope. On April 4th, 2017, it was reported that they won $8.1 million in the 6/49 draw. When Barbara discovered that they had won the lottery again, she simply called her husband and said, “We won again.” According to the finks they’ll use their payout to make sure that their kids and grand-kids are looked after, so you might as well add them to this list too.
1. Randy Johnson
A lot of kids start little league with their parents’ dreams of becoming world class, professional athletes. Most of them grow out of sports, or become P.E. teachers, and some of them even go onto the minor leagues. The odds of actually becoming a major league athlete are astounding, but Randy Johnson beat those odds when he became not only a major league pitcher but won the world series before becoming a hall of famer as well. He beat the odds again in 2001 when he accidentally murdered a dove flying through the baseball diamond. Of course, there was nothing that Johnson or the dove could have done to stop this tragic event. That bird’s time was up.