Quotes from the World’s Billionaires will guide you to the light of success

Was that path so smooth to own a crown as a Billionaire? The difference between the World’s Billionaires any we are that we give up so quickly whereas they didn’t. Recently Forbes Magazine sorted out the 100 World’s Billionaires from 2,208 billionaires including the first ever from Hungary and Zimbabwe.

We are presenting the top ten from the 100 World’s Billionaires with some inspiring quotes from each.

World’s Billionaires – The top 10 club

Jeff Bezos – Net Worth US$116.8 billion

Jeffrey Preston Bezos Jorgensen is an American technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist who was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S. on January 12, 1964. He is known to the most since he founded Amazon, the world’s largest online shopping retailer. Currently, he is the chairman and chief executive officer of Amazon.

World's Billionaires

# What’s dangerous is not to evolve.
# Life’s too short to hang out with people who aren’t resourceful.
# There’ll always be serendipity involved in discovery.
# I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate.
# If you don’t understand the details of your business you are going to fail.

Bill Gates – Net Worth US$91.2 billion

As we all know more or less about William Henry Gates known as Bill Gates, business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, humanitarian, and principal founder of the Microsoft Corporation.
Gates owned the number one crown several times. Reportedly he donates so much that track him down to number two.

World's Billionaires

# We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.
# If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.
# I like the idea of putting your Christmas wish list up and letting people share it.
# I spend a lot of time reading.
# Philanthropy should be voluntary.

Warren Buffett – US$86.2 billion

Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist who stands as the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Arguably his capability of making wise investment decisions made up his rank and the key to success.

World's Billionaires

# Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
# Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1.
# It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.
# Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre.
# Beware of geeks bearing formulas.

Bernard Arnault & Family – US$81 billion

Bernard Jean Étienne Arnault is widely known as a business magnate, an investor, and an art collector. He was born on 5 March 1949 Roubaix, France. He joined his father’s company after graduation and changed the company’s focus from construction to real estate later on.

World's Billionaires

# What I love is to win. What I love is being number one.
# I take time to get close to, and I don’t immediately throw my arms round someone.
# I take time to get close to, and I don’t immediately throw my arms round someone.
# Money is just a consequence. I always say to my team, ‘Don’t worry too much about profitability. If you do your job well, the profitability will come.’
# In business, I think the most important thing is to position yourself for long-term and not be too impatient, which I am by nature, and I have to control myself.

Mark Zuckerberg – US$63.8 billion

Even though Mark Zuckerberg is in a crucial context right now because of the recent Data Scandal his founded company Facebook is still on the top of all social networks. Zuckerberg was born on May 14, 1984, in White Plains, New York, the U.S. Undoubtedly he is one of the most successful dropouts you might have known.

World's Billionaires

# Figuring out what the next big trend is tells us what we should focus on.
# I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress.
# I wear the same outfit or, at least, a different copy of it almost every day.
# If you’re always under the pressure of real identity, I think that is somewhat of a burden.
# A squirrel dying in front of your house may be more relevant to your interests right now than people dying in Africa.

Amancio Ortega – US$69.8 billion

Amancio Ortega Gaona is a Spanish business tycoon, Co-founder of Inditex Group. His childhood was not that smooth as a son of a railway worker. He opened his first Zara store with his wife Rosalía Mera in 1975, and that is when the success story began.

World's Billionaires

# You must appear three times in the newspapers: when you are born when you get married, and when you die.
# I’ll keep working until the end.
# In the street, I only want to be recognised by my family, my friends and people I work with.
# Innovation and commitment towards our customers define our corporate culture.
# Putting our capacity for profitable growth in the long term to the scrutiny of investors.

Carlos Slim Helú – US$71.6 billion

Carlos Slim is a Mexican business magnate, engineer, investor, and philanthropist. He made his fortune by owning a considerable number of Mexican companies through investment or purchasing shares. He stands as the CEO of Telmex, América Móvil, and Grupo Carso.

World's Billionaires

# Competition makes you better, always, always makes you better, even if the competitor wins.
# If you’re in business, you need to understand the environment. You need to have a vision of the future, and you need to know the past.
# Mistakes are normal and human. Make them small, accept them, correct them, and forget them.
# Firm and patient optimism always yields its rewards.
# I don’t believe too much in luck. I believe in circumstances. Also, I believe in work.

Charles Koch – US$61.1 billion

Charles de Ganahl Koch is an American businessman, political donor, and philanthropist who was born in Wichita, Kansas, U.S. on November 1, 1935. He is the Chairman and CEO of Koch Industries. In an interview with Warren Cassell Jr. Koch revealed that as a child he did not live a furnished lifestyle despite growing up in a moneyed family.

World's Billionaires

# People should only profit to the extent they make other peoples lives better.
# Far too many businesses have been all too eager to lobby for maintaining and increasing subsidies and mandates paid by taxpayers and consumers.
# From the beginning of time, business has cozied up to government and gotten restrictions on competition and subsidies and stuff.
# When you start attacking cronyism and people’s political interests, it gets nasty.
# I don’t want to dedicate my life to getting publicity.

David Koch – US$60.6 billion

David Hamilton Koch is an American businessman, philanthropist, political activist, and chemical engineer who joined the family business Koch Industries. Currently, he is the vice president of Koch Industries.

World's Billionaires

# You know, once you’ve stood up to cancer, everything else feels like a pretty easy fight.
# I’m basically a libertarian, and I’m a conservative on economic matters, and I’m a social liberal.
# When our bodies are violated by this horrible disease of cancer, we’re in total shock because it’s so unexpected.
# When I was a bachelor with a different girl on my arm every week, people didn’t think I was quite legitimate.
# The only dancing I did was at the discotheques. I was a very good disco dancer. I say that I learned disco dancing at the wrong places.

Larry Ellison – US$56.5 billion

Lawrence “Larry” Joseph Ellison is an American businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Ellison was born in The Bronx, New York, the U.S. on 17, 1944. Larry Ellison is the Executive Chairman and CTO of Oracle Corporation. He was born as a child of an unwed Jewish mother, and his biological father was an Italian American United States Army Air Corps pilot.

World's Billionaires

# When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for everyone telling you you’re nuts.
# I have had all of the disadvantages required for success.
# We think a modern cloud lets you decide when you want to upgrade. We don’t decide for you.
# Autonomy was shopped to us. We looked at the price and thought it was absurdly high.
# I believe people have to follow their dreams – I did.

They are the top ten World’s Billionaires among 2,208 billionaires from 72 countries. If I summarize all their quotes above a simple statement can be made that we should focus on what we love to do and move in such a way until it is perfect.

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