In March, Forbes magazine released its annual list of the world's richest men and women, which included familiar names such as Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. The list tallied 1,826 names of billionaires from around the globe. But the overall tally is not what's most interesting in this year's version. Rather, it is the fact that 46 of them are under 40 years old—a record.
How did these young guns make so much money in such a short time? We may find clues from how they think, as somehow reflected by their words. Here are notable success quotes from them.
2. Elizabeth Holmes
She's a Stanford University dropout who founded the blood testing company Theranos.
Net worth: $4.5 billion
3. Drew Houston
He founded the cloud-based file storage service, Dropbox.
Net worth: $1.2 billion
Image from the Financial Times, cropped by Puramyun31 [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
5. Nicholas Woodman
This inventor is known for creating high-definition action camcorders under the GoPro brand.
Net worth: $2.4 billion
6. Mohammed Dewji
The industrial kingpin in Tanzania launched Mo Cola in 2014 to compete with Coca Cola.
Net worth: $1.25 billion
Image from Mohammed Dewji's Facebook page
7. Jan Koum
He is the founder of the world's biggest messaging app, Whatsapp, which has over 400 million active users to date.
Net worth: $6.6 billion
8. Travis Kalanick
He is the big boss at controversial ride-booking service, Uber.
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Net worth: $5.2 billion
Image from Heisenberg Media [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
10. Evan Spiegel
The youngest billionaire in this year's list, he's one of the founders of messaging app Snapchat, a service that has soared to 100 million users since its launch in 2011.
Net worth: $1.5 billion
Image from cellanr (Flickr: Evan Spiegel, founder of Snapchat) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
This post was originally published in FHM.com.ph with minor tweaks from Entrepreneur.com.ph editor.