"There were self-made men who made large fortunes through their own efforts. The best known of these is Gelu Tofan who, after 1989, built up a flourishing road haulage and motor business with an initial loan of $50,000 from a brother in Canada."Gallagher Tom. Theft of a nation: Romania Since Communism. C. Hurst & Co Publishers, 2005, p. 118.