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How They Became Self Made Billionaires

Becoming a Billionaire is perhaps the best thing that can happen to you. You don’t have to worry about paying your everyday bills, you can do whatever you want, you can be in one country and be in another the very next day. Everyday can be a holiday for you if you want it to be. We’ve compiled a list of some self made billionaires and how they made their wealth. Hope this motivates you to work hard to achieve your dreams.

1. Bill Gates – Self Made Billionaires

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He’s the most richest man on the planet, has donated billions of dollars to charity and has changed the world for good by founding Microsoft, one of the biggest software companies in the world! Bill Gates’ wealth comes from founding Microsoft, the company that controls majority of the market share in the computer Operating System business.

His journey started out as being excited about the computer in it’s early days. Bill Gates had challenged his teachers by saying that he would be a millionaire by 30. He became a billionaire by then and ever since has used his enormous wealth to help the poor all around the world.

2. Mark Zuckerberg – Self Made Billionaires

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Zuckerberg is indeed one of the most smartest people in the world. His wealth comes from creating the social media giant, Facebook. His journey started from a small dorm room at Harvard where he created a social network for his university. Before this he had gained notoriety and even faced suspension because of creating “Hot Or Not” that was basically used to rate girls using a smart algorithm. This naughty invention of Mark got the site over 20,000+ hits in the first night of it’s launch itself.

After founding what was then known as “The Facebook”, he started expanding rapidly to nearby universities and started attracting a lot of investor attention. He grew so rapidly that Facebook started getting buy-out offers from Yahoo! and Google but Zuck refused and today is one of the most richest men in the world with an ever growing wealth as well as creating innovative new technologies.

3. Elon Musk – Self Made Billionaires

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The real life Iron Man Elon Musk started from humble origins in South Africa where he was hungry for knowledge. He used to read up books and invest his time in learning about new things. He is a serial entrepreneur and most of his wealth comes from a diverse set of innovative businesses that disrupted the technology space for years.

He founded PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX and recently invested in Neuralink which will work on merging human brains with computers. Elon Musk is on a mission to better humanity and advance us technologically and will stop at nothing.

4. Mark Cuban – Self Made Billionaires

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The outspoken owner of Dallas Mavericks and Entrepreneur Mark Cuban never calls time out. His source of wealth came after the dot com bust in late nineties when he sold his company to Yahoo for over $6 billion which made him an overnight billionaire.

After becoming a Billionaire, Mark Cuban got a lifetime pass for himself in American Airlines and ever since has been an investor and enjoying his life to the fullest. He owns Magnolia Pictures, has appeared in WWE and is also one of the investors on Shark Tank!

5. Nick Woodman – Self Made Billionaires

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The CEO of “Go Pro” has an interesting story to tell. After going on a vacation surfing he got an idea to create an action camera that could be taken anywhere. When he came back fromhis vacation he worked on the prototype of this camera which would then go on to become a Billion dollar company, making Nick Woodman a Billionaire.

He is known for being eccentric and someone who has a zeal for life. He also gave his friend $200 million for a bet that he made several years ago.

Hope this post inspires you to hustle it out and go for your dreams if you want to be one of the future self made billionaires. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more such posts and you can also download our app to stay updated: Tell Me Nothing

Nikhil Malankar
Nikhil is the founder of Tell Me Nothing and has a huge interest in making and playing games. He is also into game development and has written a published book on the same.

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