Anshe Chung is an avatar, or onscreen graphic character, created by a Chinese-born language teacher living near Frankfurt, Germany has proclaimed herself the first second life millionaire. She turned a $10 investment into a million dollar corporation in 30 months. Her corporation now has virtual land and currency holdings worth about $250,000. To handle rampant growth, she just opened a 10-person studio and office in Wuhan, China. Indeed, everything in Second Life is virtual except for the economy.
What for many people starts as an escapism, soon becomes real work.