It has been proven several times that there is no shortcut to success, hard work is the only key. In fact, the greatest billionaire Bill Gates himself once said, “No dollar will pass between butt and ass”.
No one is born a billionaire, all the fortune and wealth is the result of hard work.
In this article, we have listed some of the richest people of the world and their life before becoming a billionaire. It is not something they’ve inherited, but it’s their hard work that paid them off. So, check this out and get inspired!!
Jeff Bezos [Net Worth $120 billion]
Let’s start with the richest person in the world. He is none other than the owner of the biggest online store Amazon, Jeff Bezos.
He was listed as the richest person in the whole world, in 2017. He started Amazon in the year 1995 in a small garage and within 4 years, the value to this project was increased to a whopping $6 billion.
Along with the giant Amazon, Bezos also owns a publishing house named The Washington Post and an American, privately funded aerospace manufacturer named Blue Origin.
Bill Gates [Net Worth $92 billion]
Bill Gates is another very inspiring personality. He started Microsoft in 1976 and 10 years later, he earned his very first billion.
According to the reports, in the year 2006, Bill Gates was earning $6,659 per minute which rounds off to $10 million a day.
Mark Zuckerberg [Net Worth $72 billion]
Well, who doesn’t know Mark Zuckerberg? The man who gave us the biggest social networking platform of our generation, Facebook.
At just the age of 20, Mark Zuckerberg developed a website that later turned out to be the biggest social media platform in the world. He didn’t even get his degree until 2017 because he was dropped out of Harvard University.
Sergey Brin And Larry Page [Net Worth $50 billion and $51 billion]
Sergey Brin and Larry Page are the founders of the biggest search engine Google. Google took them to the list of Forbes in just 6 years. The interesting fact is that they started the project in a small garage which was owned by Sergey’s friend.
Jack Ma [Net worth $41 billion]
The success story of Jack Ma is one of the most inspiring ones. He is the founder of Alibaba group. After his graduation, Jack Ma struggled hard in finding a job. He was rejected by not one or two but a total of 12 companies including KFC. It is the year 1995, when he went to the US and returned back with the mindset to start his company. He successfully executed his plan in 4 years. Although the company wasn’t profitable in the beginning in 2012, the company made a huge profit of about $15 billion.
Elon Musk [Net Worth $21 billion]
Elon Musk started a car company named Tesla Motors in 2003 that makes electric cars and after 11 years, he created a Guinness World Record by making a 76-hours-long drive.
In 2002, he has set up SpaceX company that launches spaceships and then in 2018, he successfully launched Falcon Heavy to Mars, which is a huge achievement. It was historical because it was the first time a private company launched a powerful rocket.
Richard Branson [Net Worth $5 billion]
Richard Branson is the creator of the brand Virgin that includes 400+ companies. He started his career with opening a music store and then a bunch of insurance companies and movie industry organizations. It was the year 1984, when Branson startedVirgin Atlantic Airways, an air company and 20 years later, he opened Virgin Galactic which allows one to travel space as a tourist.
Ralph Lauren [Net Worth $6 billion]
Ralph Lauren is there when it comes to the clothing industry. When he was 30, he created his first clothing collection with a golf player as the logo.
Now, his company is a well known and reputed manufacturer of perfume, furniture, textiles, dishes, wallpaper, sweets, and more. Ralph Lauren has received the prestigious Fashion Legend Award in 2007.
Travis Kalanick [Net Worth $5 billion]
Travis Kalanick is the man behind Uber. In 2009, Travis and his friend Garrett Camp created Uber that enabled taxi drivers to connect with their passengers and vice-versa. At present, Uber has reached to 58 countries and more than 300 cities across the globe.
Oprah Winfrey [Net Worth $3 billion]
Before starting her own show, Oprah Winfrey worked with Baltimore’s WJZ-TV as a news anchor, for 10 years. She created the Oprah Winfrey Show in 1986 which was on air for 25 years and broadcasted to 140 countries worldwide. After the show gone off air, she made her own channel, OWN.
These personalities are not just good stories to read but Inspiring personalities who made everything they have on their own. Are any of us going to join them?