We think bigger than millions. We think billions. The United States boasts many billionaires. Here are some of the country’s billionaires. Do you think you can live up to or surpass their stature?
The wealthiest man in the world is Warren Buffet. His name echos around the world. Buffet made his fortunes in investing and is now worth $62 Bil. As as a kid, he was more interested in making money then playing games and he made his first stock purchase at age 11. Buffet went on to college and later graduate school where he made Ben Graham his mentor (A recommended book by Graham, The Intelligent Investor). He acquired Berkshire Hathaway in 1965 and from then on he began building an immense wealth. He also continued to buy stock in other company’s including Coca-Cola and Geico. Read more on Buffet.
Harvard dropout, worth $52 Bil, made his fortune in Microsoft. That is enough said…
He is now fully involved in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Worth $26 Bil. Adelson grew up poor, but he saw a different future. He owned his first business at 12. He went on to become many different things including a mortgage broker, investment adviser, and financial consultant. He got involved in Vegas in 1989, changed the business of the city, and has been making millions there ever since. Complete Biography
Worth $25 Bil. Ellison made his fortunes in Oracle, a company that has changed the software industry. He has made many acquisitions to its expansion. More on Ellison
The Walton Family
They made it on the list thanks to their inheritance. Pretty easy way to be a billionaire. The family is worth over $100 Bil.
His last name says it all. He started Dell out of his dorm room with $1000. He is now worth $16.4 bil.
The Google Men
Two awesome guys, Larry Page and Sergey Brin started the super Google out of a garage. Both men are worth over $18 bil.
How are you going to make your billions?