To answer the question whether or not the Internet can make somebody automatically wealthy, I would like to look at some of the most popular websites on the Web. While it is true that some people make a hefty income online, not everybody makes it the same way as those who are successful. Only because somebody makes a lot of money online does not mean that he is better than others. Very often, perfect timing or even sheer luck matter more than anything else. It might also help a person to be the first one to do something on the Internet such as being the first person to launch an Internet auction site or being one of the first bloggers.