Self-made billionaires

“I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.” — Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

“There are very few people in the world who get to build a business like this. I think trading that for some short-term gain isn’t very interesting.” — Evan Spiegel, CEO of Snap Inc., on not selling to Facebook

“The reason I’ve been able to be so financially successful is my focus has never, ever for one minute been money.” — Oprah Winfrey, business magnate

“And I think the more money you put in people’s hands, the more they will spend. And if they don’t spend it, they invest it. And investing it is another way of creating jobs. It puts money into mutual funds or other kinds of banks that can go out and make loans, and we need to do that.” — Michael Bloomberg, CEO of Bloomberg LP

“If we were motivated by money, we would have sold the company a long time ago and ended up on a beach.” — Larry Page, Google cofounder and former CEO of Alphabet Inc

“I can understand wanting to have millions of dollars, there’s a certain freedom, meaningful freedom, that comes with that. But once you get much beyond that, I have to tell you, it’s the same hamburger.” — Bill Gates, cofounder of Microsoft

“When a small business grows like eBay did, it has a multiplier effect. It creates other small businesses that supply it with intellectual capital, goods, and services.” — Meg Whitman, former CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise and current CEO of Quibi

“I think frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do. One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.” — Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon

“You always hear the phrase, money doesn’t buy you happiness. But I always in the back of my mind figured a lot of money will buy you a little bit of happiness. But it’s not really true.” — Sergey Brin, Google cofounder and former president of Alphabet Inc.

“If you have less than $1 million, you know how to spend the money. [At] $1 billion, that’s not your money. … The money I have today is a responsibility. It’s the trust of people on me.” — Jack Ma, cofounder and former CEO of Alibaba Group

“The financial markets generally are unpredictable. … The idea that you can actually predict what’s going to happen contradicts my way of looking at the market.” — George Soros, investor and chairman of Soros Fund Management

“As you start your journey, the first thing you should do is throw away that store-bought map and begin to draw your own.” — Michael Dell, CEO of Dell Inc

“I never thought about becoming wealthy. It never crossed my mind. What really motivated me was to try to accomplish something.” — Sheldon Adelson, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation

“My goal was never to just create a company. A lot of people misinterpret that, as if I don’t care about revenue or profit or any of those things. But what not being just a company means to me is not being just that — building something that actually makes a really big change in the world.” — Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook

“Wealth isn’t the same thing as intelligence.” — Larry Ellison, cofounder and CTO of Oracle

“Being confident and believing in your own self-worth is necessary to achieving your potential.” — Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook

“My philosophy is that if I have any money, I invest it in new ventures and not have it sitting around.” — Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group

“My philosophy is that if I have any money, I invest it in new ventures and not have it sitting around.” — Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group

“When it came rolling in, the money affected us all. Not much, and not for long, because none of us was ever driven by money. But that’s the nature of money. Whether you have it or not, whether you want it or not, whether you like it or not, it will try to define your days. Our task as human beings is not to let it.” — Phil Knight, co founder of Nike

“When I look back on whatever my past has been and the successes, my greatest rewards have been the people and the relationships that I’ve had. The money has been an accident. I mean, it’s a good accident, but I happened to be playing a game that I love.” — Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates

I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate.

Life’s too short to hang out with people who aren’t resourceful.

There’s no bad time to innovate.

It’s important to be willing to make mistakes. The worst thing that can happen is you become memorable.

We don’t have the luxury of time. We spend more because of how we live, but it’s important to be with our family and friends.

We can make the world a better place, one butt at a time.

It’s important to be willing to make mistakes. The worst thing that can happen is you become memorable.

We don’t have the luxury of time. We spend more because of how we live, but it’s important to be with our family and friends.

We can make the world a better place, one butt at a time.

There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.

Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out the basic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars.

If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.

When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for everyone telling you you’re nuts.

I believe people have to follow their dreams–I did.

I have had all of the disadvantages required for success.

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.

We make the future sustainable when we invest in the poor, not when we insist on their suffering.

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.

When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.

The only thing that makes sense is to strive for greater collective enlightenment.

The single best piece of advice: Constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.

It is our choices … that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

The worse a situation becomes, the less it takes to turn it around, the bigger the upside.

Unrestrained competition can drive people into actions that they would otherwise regret.

An open society is a society that allows its members the greatest possible degree of freedom in pursuing their interests compatible with the interests of others.

What God intended for you goes far beyond anything you can imagine.

Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
The biggest risk is not taking any risk … In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.

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 think that people just have this core desire to express who they are. And I think that’s always existed.
“We are all self-made, but only the successful will admit it.” – Earl Nightingale

“I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate.” – Jeff Bezos

“Disciplined, consistent, and persistent actions are more of a determining factor in the creation of success than any other combination of things.” – Grant Cardone

“I never took a day off in my 20’s. Not One.” – Bill Gates

“Start with the end in mind. If you want to be a millionaire, talk like one, act like one, work like one.”– Bob Proctor

“Become a millionaire not for the million dollars, but for what it will make of you to achieve it.” – Jim Rohn

“You have to make the shift from being a consumer in the economy to becoming an owner—and you do it by becoming an investor.” – Tony Robbins

“If you are born poor it’s not your mistake, but if you die poor it’s your mistake.” – Bill Gates

“You can’t work three hours a week and make $100,000. Get rich quickly doesn’t work. Crockpot mentality always defeats microwave mentality!” – Dave Ramsey

“Most people fail to realize that in life, it’s not how much money you make. It’s how much money you keep.” – Robert Kiyosaki

“You can’t just wish to be a millionaire; you have to figure out how to earn it.” – Dolly Parto

“I believe people have to follow their dreams—I did.” – Larry Ellison

“People don’t want to be millionaires – they want to experience what they believe only millions can buy.” – Tim Ferriss

“Rich people are committed to being rich. Poor people want to be rich.” – T. Harv Eker

“Always discover your vision and the rest will follow.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“All wealth comes from adding value, from producing more, better, cheaper, faster, and easier than someone else.” – Brian Tracy

“Look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself, what do I want to do every day for the rest of my life…Do that.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

“On average, millionaires invest 20% of their household income each year. Their wealth isn’t measured by the amount they make each year, but by how they’ve saved and invested over time.” – Ramit Sethi

“Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.” – Robert Kiyosaki

“It’s not about the money. It’s about the passion.” – Cristiano Ronaldo

“Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.” – Tony Hsieh

“If you want to fly with the eagles, don’t swim with the ducks!” – T. Harv Eker

“If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die.” – Warren Buffett

“Being rich isn’t a privilege. Being rich is a right. If you create massive value for others, you have the right to be as rich as you want.” – Steve Siebold

“You have to decide that you will become a deca-millionaire, and then you must reinforce that decision, over and over. Put a stake in the ground right now: “I am going to become very, very rich. ” – Grant Cardone

“The easiest thing I ever did was earn a million dollars. The hardest thing I ever did, and it took years, was believing I was capable of earning a million dollars.” – Les Brown

“Risk more than others think safe. Dream more than others think practical. Expect more than others think possible. Care more than others think wise.” – Howard Schultz

“I now realize there are millions of self-made millionaires who started with nothing. They dug inside themselves to find the answers and they succeeded. There is nothing anyone else can do, that I can’t do.” – Dean Graziosi

“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” – Elon Musk

“Never depend on a single income.” – Warren Buffett

“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.” – Richard Branson

“The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.” – Andrew Carnegie

“Don’t underestimate the power of your instinct.” – Barbara Corcoran

“What’s keeping you from being rich? In most cases, it’s simply a lack of belief. In order to become rich, you must believe you can do it, and you must take the actions necessary to achieve your goal.” – Suze Orman

“Before you can become a millionaire, you must learn to think like one. You must learn how to motivate yourself to counter fear with courage.” – Thomas J. Stanley

“Other people’s successes are good news – for them and for you good for you because they show you a way to go” Steve Wynn, CEO Wynn Resorts

“The big secret in life is that there is no big secret whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work” Oprah Winfrey, Businesswoman & Media Magnate

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning” Bill Gates, Co-Founder of Microsoft

“Do what you love and success will follow passion is the fuel behind a successful career” Meg Whitman, CEO of HP

“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor” Elon Musk, CEO of Spacex & Tesla

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default” JKRowling, Author of Harry Potter Series

“You don’t learn to walk by following rules you learn by doing and falling over” Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great” John Rockefeller, Founder of Standard Oil Company

“Don’t be afraid of competition people always say “other people are doing it” The world is changing so fast, there is room for lots of players to innovate in different ways competition validates the market and isn’t a bad thing” Katrina Lake, Stitch Fix

“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do” Henry Ford, Founder of Ford Motor Company

“No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it” Andrew Carnegie, founder of Carnegie Steel Company

“Rich people don’t get rich by accident and poor people don’t stay poor by accident – both take effort – both are work” Grant Cardone, Entrepreneur & Real Estate Mogul

“In business, it’s about people’s about relationships” Kathy Ireland, Founder of Kathy Ireland Worldwide
“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten” Tony Robbins, Entrepreneur, Author, & Motivational Speaker

“Don’t you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct” Barbara Corcoran, Real Estate Mogul & Business Expert

“You gotta build a team that is so talented that they almost make you slightly uncomfortable…because they know by being with them you’re going to have to raise your game to be with them” Brian Chesky – Air BNB Co-Founder

“Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable” Coco Chanel, Designer & Businesswoman