The first comic book to ever feature the Super-Man character, Action Comics #1 dated June 1938, was just sold for $1 million. Considering its original price of $0.10, this is an approx. 25% nominal and 21% real IRR for the past 72 years. Eat you heart out, Warren Buffett. Bonus links inside.
Still on the subject of nerds making money, check below for a very nice PBS documentary about the history of the personal computer. It was made around 1996, we believe. It explains very well what happened, with interviews with the main characters such as Paul Allen, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.
Triumph of the Nerds 1 of 3 (50:37)
Triumph of the Nerds 2 of 3 (50:46)
Triumph of the Nerds 3 of 3 (50:38)