My Journal #2 : Motivate Self By Building A List of Inspiration

My husband (Francis) and I both undergoing quarter-life crisis,  “a period of insecurity, uncertainty, doubt and disappointment of ourselves, our careers, feeling left behind, relationships and financial situation" so to help us both overcome this phase of our lives, we will motivate ourselves with good inspirational and motivating staffs going forward.

Today, we browse and read about the life of the richest people in the world to inspire us.

Here are Top 10 Billionaires we list down : we read about their life, how they become super wealthy, source of their wealth, their mindset and what they believe in. 

#1 Bill Gates

Cofounder, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation | Source of Wealth : Microsoft | Selfmade 


When Bill Gates was a kid, he spent so much time reading that his parents finally forbid him to bring books to the dinner table.

Gates took a break from classes his senior year in high school to do programming with his friend Paul Allen at a power plant in North Bonneville, Washington.

"Money has no utility to me beyond a certain point. Its utility is entirely in building an organization and getting the resources out to the poorest in the world." 

#2 Warren Buffett

CEO, Berkshire Hathaway | Source of Wealth : Berkshire Hathaway, SELFMADE


Warren Buffet first bought stock at age 11 and first filed taxes at age 13.

He still lives in the same Omaha, Nebraska home he purchased in 1958 for $31,500.

He was rejected from Harvard Business School. He got a master's in economics from Columbia instead.

#3 Jeff Bezos

CEO and Founder, | Source of Wealth :, Self Made


Raised by his mom and stepdad, a Cuban immigrant who adopted him, he quit a lucrative New York hedge fund job in 1994 with the simple idea to sell books online.

Bezos purchased The Washington Post in 2013 for $250 million.

#4 Amancio Ortega

Richest Man in Europe and Wealthiest Retailer in the World | Source of Wealth : Zara, Self Made


Ortega first began his career manufacturing textiles through a small family company in 1963.

“In the street, I only want to be recognized by my family, my friends and people I work with.” Amancio Ortega

#5 Mark Zuckerberg

Cofounder, Chairman and CEO, Facebook | Source of Wealth : Facebook, SELFMADE


A Harvard dropout, he founded Facebook in 2004 at the age of 19, he went back to Harvard University after 12 years he earned a honorary college degree. 

#6 Carlos Slim Helu & family

Honorary Chairman, América Móvil | Source of Wealthy: Telecom, Selfmade


Every Sunday his father would give Carlos a 5-peso allowance, requiring him to record his purchases in a ledger.

Before going into business, Slim taught algebra at UNAM, a university in Mexico City.

"When you live for others' opinions, you are dead. I don't want to live thinking about how I'll be remembered."


#7 Larry Ellison

CEO and Founder, Oracle | Software, Selfmade


Ellison never finished college. He started out building databases for the CIA.

When people start telling you that you're crazy, you just might be on to the most important innovation in your life.

#8 Charles Koch

CEO, Koch Industries | Source of Wealth: DIVERSIFIED

"For business to survive over a long period, it needs to be contributing to society and people's well-being. Otherwise, who's going to want it?" 

#9 David Koch

Executive Vice President, Koch Industries | Source of Wealth: DIVERSIFIED

"The way I look at it is, cancer research is absolutely nonpartisan. Cancer is very democratic in the sense that it attacks people regardless of their race, their gender, their national background, or their political persuasions." 

#10 Michael Bloomberg

CEO, Bloomberg | Source of Wealthy : Bloomberg LP, SELFMADE


He got his start on Wall Street in 1966 with an entry level job at investment bank Salomon Brothers. They fired him 15 years later.

My first job out of school was on Wall Street and I stayed there for 15 years. It was a terrific ride. Everybody loved me-- right up until the day they fired me!

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