From Zero To Billionaire – Self-Made Billionaire Paths


If you had to guess if these rich people got their money as a gift from someone or they have made money themselves then you guess it right that they have made it by themselves. Even then you might think that the self-made also had benefits you do not have.

From Zero To Billionaires, Almost?

After all Mark Zuckerberg’s dad was a dentist. Of course he was not much of help to his son as he was a dentist and being a dentist is not going to help with hacking anyway. Though it is true that having a father who is a dentist would make it easy to not to worry about what you would be eating in future.

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There is no denying that Sergey Brin is a self-made man, but you might think that his father and grandfather, both mathematicians, had something to do with him studying math in the first place.

So if your father is a cab driver or if you have no father at all, is it still possible to become a billionaire?

Apparently, yes it is. While searching the top 100 rich people of the world, all are billionaires of course, and out of them 8 were from an absolute humble background. In fact even worse than the average. Over all they never got a college degree, here’s the list of these:-

• Larry Ellison, Oracle founder, an orphan

• Li Ka-Shing, Hong-Kong famous investor, an orphan

• Leonardo del Vecchio, Luxottica founder, an orphan

• Amancio Ortega, Zara founder, son of a rail-road worker father

• John Fredriksen, oil magnate, son of a welder father

• Sheldon Adelson, Las Vegas Sands founder, son of a cab driver

• Ingvar Kamprad, IKEA founder, son of a farmer

• Francois Pinault, French art collector, son of a lumber miller

(Roman Abramovich, Russian billionaire and owner of football club Chelsea would be number 9 on the list, but he got a correspondence degree in law later in life. So technically he does have a degree. But otherwise he was poor, an orphan and qualified.)

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