Billionaires can teach us a lot. Of course, these people have amassed amazing amounts of money, but that didn’t happen out of pure luck. These five entrepreneurs all became successful for different reasons, and this article will go over something we can (and should) learn from all of them.
1. Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey is amongst the most powerful, influential and richest women on the planet. She has amassed a media empire unlike almost anyone else on the planet. The lesson that you should learn from Winfrey is that circumstances in life don’t matter, it’s about how you respond and adjust to them. She grew up in harsh poverty, worked hard and got educated, and has worked her way up to being one of the biggest names in media today. She has shown that no matter what deck of cards you have been provided with, you can still win the hand.
2. Elon Musk
Elon Musk is one of the most publicized and popular entrepreneurs in the past couple of years, and for good reason. He is best known as the man behind Tesla motors, which is a company at the forefront of the electric car revolution. But long before Tesla (at around the age of 12) Musk began to get his entrepreneurial mind spinning by creating and selling games. The lesson that you can learn from Musk is to get good discipline and hustle early and often in life, and reap the potential benefits later.
3. Jack Ma
Jack Ma is the founder of Alibaba and has gone through more hardships than anyone else in this article. While Ma is a successful billionaire now, it wasn’t without experiencing a few roadblocks on the way. Not only did he fail numerous entrance exams to get into college, but he also got rejected for dozens of jobs after eventually graduating. But his biggest roadblock was the fact he was one kidnapped at gunpoint in Vegas before eventually being able to escape. The lesson to learn from Ma is to be resilient, always be determined and never give up, no matter how dire the situation that you find yourself in may be.
4. Warren Buffet
Warren Buffet has been amongst the richest couple of people in the world for many years now and will likely remain there for good. He is the investment wizard behind Berkshire Hathaway and has a net worth of around $60 Billion. He began investing in stocks at 11 years old and real estate at 14 and has been involved in investing ever since. The lesson we can learn from him is that it is never too early to start investing in yourself and your interests, no matter what those might be.
5. Mark Cuban
Mark Cuban is an entrepreneur and serial investor who is one of the stars of Shark Tank. He also is the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and an outspoken man on social media. Before he was a billionaire, he learned the true value of a dollar, something we could all learn from them. While trying to achieve business success, he lived much below his means and made extra cash in any way he could. That kind of work ethic is something not found very often these days.