1. JEFF BEZOS
Jeff is often called as a “Change Junkie” as he believes in evolving himself with the changing times. He feels that you have to adapt yourself to the ever-changing environment in order to keep yourself updated.
2. WARREN BUFFETT
Nearly 94 percent of his wealth was earned after he turned 60. Although Buffett was extremely successful before the age of 60 — his net worth was a noted $376 million when he was 52 years old — nearly 94 percent of his wealth came after he turned 60. At 60, he was worth more than $3.8 billion.
3. MARK ZUCKERBERG
Zuckerberg’s next project involved teaming up with three other Harvard Students, Divya Narendra and the Winklevoss twins (who are infamously portrayed in The Social Network). They aimed to create a social networking site called Harvard Connection, which would serve as a matchmaking site for students. Zuckerberg soon left this project to work on Facebook with his friends.
4. STEVE JOBS
Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2003. He tried natural alternative healing such as becoming a vegan, acupuncture, and herbal remedies. He resisted medicine. Jobs died at his home in Palo Alto with his family at his side. His final words were “Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.”
5. BILL GATES
At the age of 22, Bill Gates was infamously arrested for a traffic violation in New Mexico in 1977, for driving his Porsche extremely fast and over the speed limit. This mugshot of his went instantly viral at the time, revealing Gates’ bad boy image.
6. J. K. ROWLING
She wrote her first story at the age of six
“…a work of towering genius about a rabbit, called Rabbit. I gave it to my mother who said, ‘That’s lovely,’ as a mother would. ‘That’s very, very good.’ I stood there, thinking, ‘Well, get it published then.’ Bit of an odd thing for a child of six to think. I don’t know where it came from…”
7. ELON MUSK
Musk has been referred to as a “thrillionaire,” a new class of high-tech entrepreneurs looking to use their wealth to make science-fiction dreams into a modern reality.
Musk is a firm supporter of fighting global warming and working toward sustainable energy use — he cites it as his primary incentive for founding Tesla Motors and SolarCity.
8. MUKESH AMBANI
Mukesh Ambani gave the IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Entrance Examination in his youth. Whom he had cleared but he chose ICT college instead of IIT, at that time ICT was much better than IIT.
9. HENRY FORD
During World War I, Ford tried his hand in the aviation business and started the Ford Airplane Company. The U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission recognized Ford as a pioneer of aviation in 2002, but the Ford Airplane Division shut down in 1933 due to lackluster sales.
10. LARRY ELLISON
CEO of Oracle Corporation has an estimated net worth of US$ 41 billion dollars. Ellison is a signatory of The Giving Pledge. This was a movement to encourage the richest of the United States to commit to donating most of their wealth to philanthropic causes. Others to sign the pledge are Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Warren Buffet.