There is no age for success and no one could define it better than the top 5 richest people of the world. They are an inspiration for many. All of them have different stories yet one aspect that remains unchanged is their determination. A mind obsessed with dreams and passion to run before time.None of them had inherited
None of them had inherited fortune. They have worked, failed, worked and then worked more to achieve their goals.
After a research and days of reading we have been able to share the experiences of 5 people around the world, whose success stories have inspired many and those many are now working to make their stories successful.
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg was born on May 14th, 1984 to Edward Zuckerberg in New York. He was an excellent student. In high school itself he earned himself an admission to Harvard University.
Post joining Harward, he built a program named course match which was useful for students while choosing classes’ basis the course selection of other users. He also invented Facemash. However, it was declared inappropriate and thus was shut down by school administration.
Zuckerberg then along with his friends invented Facebook. By the end of 2004 Facebook had 1 million users. In the year 2006 enterprise faced its first blow when Harvard connection claimed that Zuckerberg has stolen their idea. On further investigation it was established that Zuckerberg may have stolen the idea.
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He apologised and took this incident as learning. In the year 2009 he faced another personal challenge when Ben Mezrich heavily criticised Zuckerberg in his book The Accidental Billionaires. Zuckerberg strongly objected over the stuff they got wrong, at a start up conference in 2010.
In spite of all the criticism Facebook continued to succeed. He was named Person of the Year by Times magazine and topped the New Establishment List by Vanity Fair. Forbes also ranked him at number 35. As of now Facebook is the most famous social networking site. His current net worth is $56 billion.
Jeff Bezos is the world’s third richest person. He was born on January 12, 1964. A pioneer of ecommerce had interest in computers since very young age. He did his electrical engineering from Princeton University and started working on Wall Street. In the year 1990, he became the youngest senior vice president at the investment firm D.E. Shaw. He quit his lucrative job to open Amazon.com, an online book store, which has become one of the internets’ biggest success story and inspiration for many in queue. Today Jeff Bezos is having a net worth of $72.8 billion.
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Warren Edward Buffet was born on August 30, 1930 in Omaha to Howard and Leila Buffet. Buffet had great interest in stocks. He told his friends that he would jump off the tallest building in Omaha if he is not a millionaire by the age of 30. Like many Buffet was a part of great depression in Nebraska. He realised the value of money and lived at YMCA to save money. At the age of 13 he started working as a paperboy and use to deliver news paper on both morning and evening routes. In the year 1944, Warren Buffet filed his first tax return of achieving his goal of $1000.
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He spent his adolescent years in Washington D.C. where he did his graduation from Woodrow Wilson High School. During these years he showed some valuable insights for business. While delivering newspaper, he also sold stamps, Coca-Cola(KO) beverages, golf balls and magazine door to door. He did all this along with working as an editor for a horse racing tip. He also started a pinball leasing business. By the age of 15, Warren collected $2000 and bought a 40 acre farm, hired farm labourers and used the profit to pay his university fees. He applied for Harvard but did not get through so joined Columbia Business School. After receiving his degree, he returned to Omaha and did a public speaking course. He taught investment, then worked with his mentor and then finally bought himself a house in Omaha.
From 1951 to 1956, Warren worked as an investment salesman and security analyst. In 1956 he started Buffet Partnership Ltd. Berkshire Hathaway was Buffet’s first and biggest deal. Merger was profitable and earned huge revenues with over 12,000 employees and 15 factories. Today he is the CEO and Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway and his net worth is $75.6 billion.
There is a high chance that many are unknown of this name, this is because he is extremely publicity shy. He is the fourth richest man of this world with the net worth of $71.3 billion. Amancio Ortega is the self made man who started his venture in fashion with Zara. Ortega was born on March 28, 1936 in Busdongo De Arbas, Leon. He left high school at the age of 14. He moved to A Coruna where Ortega began working for a shirt maker and learned how to make apparels. He gathered local women to form cooperatives and founded a company named Confecciones Goa. He opened his first apparel retail store along with his wife in 1975. We wanted the name Zorba but since it was already taken he settled for Zara. Store was a success and over the decades Zara label has 6200 stores spread across 70 different countries.
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Bill Gates, the name itself needs no explanation. Born on October 28, 1955 in a rich business family, Bill Gates believed in achieving goals through hard work. He and his friends were intensely interested in computers and formed a Programmers Group. The group got its first opportunity with Information Sciences where they were selected as programmers. Bill Gates along with his friends formed a new company named Traf-O-Data. Through this they measured traffic flow. However, it came to an end when he left college. He graduated from Lakeside Bill enrolled in Harvard University in 1973 and then was unsure about what next. He enrolled his name for prelaw. He took the standard freshman course and signed up for one of the Harvard’s toughest mathematic course. After doing well there, He again was not clear about his future plans.
After a push from his close friend Allen he dropped out from Harvard and formed Microsoft. Today Bill Gates is the richest person in the world with the net worth of $86 billion.