Cow investment turns into millionaire moo?ve
IT started with a cow.
A single cow.
Bought from the neighbour with all this determined fouryear-old girl could offer ? chores and odd jobs.
Now, 38 years later, former Central Queensland jillaroo Dymphna Boholt is a millionaire, living the life she had always dreamed and it's all thanks to Blackie the cow.
"It took a bit of coercing to convince the neighbour to give me Blackie,'' Dymphna recalled.
"I think he gave it to me in the end for my gumption. He could see I was serious.''
Dymphna used Blackie, her first asset, to breed a herd, which she eventually sold off to finance her studies at the Australian National University.
The youngest of seven children, she was the first in the family to go to uni.
Speaking with Dymphna over the phone this week, she admitted that maths and finance had always come easy: "Of course I dreamed of being a millionaire one day. Who doesn't?''
Dymphna is now a qualified accountant with her own practice at the Sunshine Coast, but she doesn't work much.
She doesn't need to.
The key to Dymphna's milliondollar success lies in her penchant for property.
She started investing in her 20s and now has properties all over the world ? including a few still scattered around CQ.
The little girl from Clermont ? who went to school at Mount Morgan and lived on properties around Rockhampton ? is now one of the country's most successful investors.