Most billionaires were not born with silver spoons in their mouths. In fact, many of them came from nothing at all. Through extraordinary grit and perseverance, individuals across the globe have beat the odds and achieved their own rags-to-riches stories. Although some of the world’s billionaires became wealthy through riches passed down from generations, and some were able to multiply family inheritances into billions, however, there are those who had nothing passed down to them or no inheritances to multiply but simply big dreams they have been able to turn into extraordinary realities today. Here are 3 of the world’s top billionaires you won’t believe came from nothing;
- Warren Buffet: CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett with a net worth USD 102 billion started off doing odd jobs as a teacher and a stock broker, before heading a multinational conglomerate.
- Larry Ellison: Born in Brooklyn, New York, to a single mother, Ellison was raised by his aunt and uncle in Chicago. After his aunt died, Ellison dropped out of college and moved to California to work odd jobs for the next eight years. He founded software development company Oracle in 1977, which is now one of the largest technology companies in the world. He has a net worth of $55.6 billion.
- Oprah Winfrey: Now worth an estimated $3.1 billion, according to Forbes, Oprah Winfrey was born to a teenage single mother in Mississippi.
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