If a survey is conducted for finding out whether people want to get rich or not, I guess the majority of people would be on the side of getting rich. It is simple, who doesn’t want to get wealthier? Even I want to get rich and similarly a lot of people also have akin desires. When it comes to being rich, some inspiration is always required. Usually, reading about people who made their own way to the success ignites the spark of motivation inside me.
Let’s read about some people of those kind, Top 5 – The Wealthiest People In USA, and you would be happy to know that most of them were not born with a silver spoon.
1. Bill Gates
His original name is William Henry “Bill” Gates III and is commonly known as Bill Gates. He co-founded the tech giant Microsoft with Paul Allen. He was born and brought up in Seattle, Washington. During his childhood time, his parents wanted him to study law but following his own interest in computer programming and software, took him to the top of the world. At the time of the foundation of Microsoft, he had dreamed of making PCs available on everyone’s desk which seemed to be weird and impossible. But his determination and business skills have made it possible now, almost after 40 years of his dreaming. He is the richest man in the world and The US, having assets totaling $77 billion (as of 23-08-015).
2. Warren Buffett
Edward Buffett is an investor and philanthropist. He is also the CEO and the largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathway. He showed an interest at very early age, he used to sell chewing gums, Coca-Cola bottles and weekly magazines from door to door. Since his childhood he was very sure that he was interested in the stock market, which is why he made his first visit to New York Stock Exchange at the age of 11. And his interest in investment and stock market made him a successful businessman. He has seen different ups and downs in his business. But he has consistently made it possible to be on the list of top wealthiest people despite his regular and large donations he makes via different organizations and charities. His total property was of net worth of $63.3 billion (as of 23-08-015).
3. Larry Ellison
His story is famous one among all those rags-to-rich stories. He founded the company Oracle Corporation and was CEO for the same in between 1977 and 2014. He was very much influenced by Edgar F. Codd’s research on relational database design, which inspired him to open his own database software firm, Oracle. Similar to Bill Gates, he is also a drop out from the university. He was listed as USA’s third richest and world’s fifth richest by Forbes in 2015. His net worth was $47.3 billion (as of 23-08-015).
4. Jeff Bezos Jeffrey Preston “Jeff”
Bezos is an investor and the founder and CEO of Amazon.com, the largest retailer on the internet. Since the inception of amazon, when it was only supposed to only sell books, he has been leading the whole team to different levels of success. He is also considered as the personality who has contributed the most in e-commerce website development and its trade system. To make an addition to his success, he bought The Washington Post newspaper. His net worth was $44.1 billion (as of 23-08-015).
5. Charles Koch & David Koch
Charles Hamilton Koch and David Hamilton Koch are American businessman brothers who share the position no. 5 in the list of Wealthiest People Of USA. Charles is co-owner, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer of Koch Industries while his brother David H. Koch is the Executive Vice President. Koch industries are supposed to be the second largest industry in the USA based on revenue after the commodities giant Cargill. They are actively involved in businesses of oil pipelines and refineries, manufacturers of building material and a lot more. They are also behind some of the famous brand names like Stain-master carpet and Dixie Cup.their worth was estimated to be 41.8 billion (as of 23-08-015).
Conclusion: To become rich, the most important thing is to find the real interest and potential in you. So to become rich, all you need to do is be determined towards your dream. And always remember a saying by Bill gates “If you are born poor, it’s not your mistake. But if you die poor, it’s your mistake.Full Review