8 Secrets of Success from the World’s Richest People

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by Danny Rubin

On Monday, Forbes released its annual ranking of the richest people on the planet. The billionaire list has some familiar names (Bill Gates, Warren Buffett) and a few newcomers (Tory Burch, Nick Woodman).

Mexican business tycoon Carlos Slim once again claims the top spot with a whopping net worth of $73 billion.

The rest of the top ten:

2. Bill Gates (computers) — $67 billion

3. Amancio Ortega (Zara clothing line) — $57 billion

4. Warren Buffett (investor) — $53.5 billion

5. Larry Ellison (Oracle) — $47 billion

6. Charles Koch (businessman, political activist) — $34 billion

7. David Koch (businessman, political activist) – $34 billion

8. Li Ka-shing (businessman, richest person in Asia) — $31 billion

9. Liliane Bettencourt & family (philanthropist) — $30 billion

10. Bernard Arnault (businessman) – $29 billion

OK, that’s a lot of billions in one list. While it’s fun to ogle the wealthiest people in the world, it’s far more productive to learn how these magnates made their money.

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8 Secrets of Success from the World’s Richest People

Below are articles (and a video) on several billionaires from the Forbes list. Enjoy!

1. Carlos Slim:  The Secrets of the World’s Richest Man

2. Warren Buffett: Warren Buffett’s Ten Secrets to Wealth and Life

3. Amancio OrtegaThe Secrets of Zara’s Success

4. Larry EllisonWhy It Pays to be a Jerk — And What It Says About Leadership

5. Michael Bloomberg ($27 billion): Bloomberg’s “Secrets To Success” At Fordham Graduation

6. Nick Woodman ($1.3 billion, developed the GoPro camera): The New Innovative Billionaire

7. Sara Blakely ($1 billion, created Spanx): 10 Lessons I Learned from Sara Blakely That You Won’t Hear in Business School

8. Tory Burch ($1 billion, fashion executive): Tory Burch Taking Fashion World by Storm


Which billionaire on the Forbes list do you admire most and why?

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