Dennis himself is the ultimate dispeller of this baseless myth; he was already one of Britain's richest men when his acclaimed, eloquently observant first book of poems A Glass Half Full was published. This surprisingly successful collection marked the start of an illustrious writing career that like Dennis, left fans wishing he turned to poetry in his twenties instead of his fifties.
'Ideas don't make you rich. The correct execution of ideas does'. So said Felix Dennis in his book 'How To Get Rich'. He's worth over £500 million, so I think we can believe him.