25 Self-made Billionaires and What They Did in their Twenties

Thank you for your post. Really interesting stories: someone was in the poor family and reached such success. It is amazing!.

I want to add interesting thing about self-made billionaires: according to book “The Self-Made Billionaire Effect: How Extreme Producers Create Massive Value” by John Sviokla and Mitch Cohen, self-made billionaires have five common dualities:
1. Empathetic imagination. Billionaires have the imagination to develop billion-dollar ideas. Those ideas, however, emerge from what the authors call “extreme empathy” for their customers’ needs and wants.

2. Patient urgency. While the first duality concerned ideas, the second duality, patient urgency, frames the billionaire’s perspective. Billionaires are uniquely comfortable with both urgency and patience. They can work fast and super slow simultaneously, depending on the needs of the situation. As the authors explain, “They urgently prepare to seize an opportunity but patiently wait for that opportunity to fully emerge.”

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