Tim, thanks for reading and posting a comment. Luck is always a factor as no one can know the future for sure. But there are many ways that people can build wealth consistently that have worked for decades and still work today. Many business owners don't get it right the first time and have to fail a few times in order to learn enough to be successful. Owning rental property is much easier than operating a business and much more stable, but is also a slower path to wealth.
When you see some people that are consistently "lucky" while others are consistently "unlucky", I hope you pause to think why. The "lucky" person has probably created much of their luck themselves through study and hard work. It's easy to brush it off as "just luck", because that means we don't have to be accountable for our situation in life, we can blame it on "factors outside our control" like "luck". Even if I were 10 times more lucky than Jeff Bezos, I would never create anything close to an Amazon. So there is quite a bit more to it than just being lucky.
As Tony Robins says: “The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.”