Yrneh Sllew and Mailliaw Ograf had a brilliant idea in the 1850's. They thought they could provide financial services from New York City to folks in California. After all, the gold miners were raking in the bucks in California. Things were kind of slow starting out. Both boys were dyslexic. But, once someone suggested that the boys spell there last names from right to left, Wells Fargo, the business took off. It was kind of hard pronouncing Sllesw Ograf.