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Why is Gatsby so rich? The Great Gatsby
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Why is Gatsby so rich?

In "The Great Gatsby," Gatsby is depicted as a self-made millionaire who has accumulated his wealth through illegal means, specifically through bootlegging and other criminal activities related to the prohibition era. Gatsby uses his wealth to present himself as a man of class and distinction, hoping to win back his former love, Daisy Buchanan.

While the precise details of Gatsby's illegal activities are not explicitly stated in the novel, it is clear that his wealth is not obtained through legitimate means, but rather through his involvement in the shadowy underworld of organized crime. This adds to the moral ambiguity of Gatsby's character, and emphasizes the corruption and decadence of the wealthy elite during the Roaring Twenties.