Prepared for Chris W. | Delivered November 22, 2019
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To understand how to become a billionaire.
The world's first billionaire was
John D. Rockefeller
, who built his wealth on the petroleum business.
There are an estimated
536 American billionaires
and 1,826 worldwide.
Not all billionaires live luxurious lives with flashy cars and giant houses.
still lives in a modest house in Nebraska he bought over 30 years ago, and
(CEO of Hobby Lobby) flies coach class on commercial airlines.
An overview of billionaires suggests that building this level of wealth takes time. The average billionaire is
years old. Education can factor but is not crucial.
billionaires have PhDs, whereas others dropped out of college.
Tech, finance and real estate
are the top industries creating billionaires.
to building wealth includes: find your own niche and do not attempt to copy others, set big goals, be totally committed, don't be afraid to fail, don't overlook the details, build a good team and never forget the customer.
Innovating and investing
well are the main ways entrepreneurs can become wealthy.
has 5 strategies existing billionaires used to gain wealth: 1) Create something that adds an abundant amount of value to the world; 2) Create a consumable product that people love; 3) Insert yourself as a service provider into a high-growth industry; 4) Find a way to improve communications or connection online.; and 5) Invest in real estate and grow your portfolio over time.
Rafael Badziag published "The Billion Dollar Secret: 20 Principles of Billionaire Wealth and Success," where he shares how
made their wealth.