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The 5-Hour Rule Used by Bill Gates, Jack Ma and Elon Musk

The most successful people are also the likeliest to devote an hour a day to reading and learning

You just walked in the door from an exhausting day at work. You’re hungry and spent, just wanting to catch your breath for a minute. You grab something to eat and then veg out in front of the TV. Next thing you ...

by John Rampton  | August 02, 2018 12:00:00
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He's $53 Billion Richer Than Everyone Else and 24 Other Crazy Things We've Learned About Jeff Bezos

The Amazon founder has come a long way

In 1994, the then 30-year-old Jeff Bezos left behind a six-figure gig on Wall Street as the youngest ever senior vice president at investment banking firm D.E. Shaw & Co. to start Amazon in Seattle. Now, he's perennially in competition to be the richest man ...

by Nina Zipkin  | July 15, 2018 12:00:00
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How Well Do PH Billionaires Pay Their Top Executives?

Check out the average pay of the five highest officers of major listed companies owned by the richest Filipinos

Much is known about how much the country’s richest tycoons are worth. A cursory look at the annually published list of top world billionaires by US magazine Forbes would reveal the size of their publicly known fortunes.In building their wealth, these billionaires ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | July 12, 2018 09:00:00
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(Infographic) How 10 Billionaires Faced Failure

Success doesn't come easy

When you’re starting a business, you can expect mistakes and sometimes even failuresto come along with it. For most successful people, failure is always a part of their journey. It’s learning how to handle and grow from these experiences that make us stronger and ...

by Rose Leadem  | April 18, 2018 06:00:00
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Are College-Dropout Billionaire Entrepreneurs Really That Common?

College dropouts like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are odd fish among a sea of billionaires with B.A.'s

We’ve all heard the story dozens of times: A brilliant kid drops out of college, turns his or her idea into a business and ends up becoming a multi-billionaire. Bill Gates, for example, dropped out of Harvard after two years to pursue his business idea ...

by Jayson Demers  | April 08, 2018 12:00:00
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How Did Henry Sy's Net Worth Grow to $20 Billion?

A close look at the listed corporate holdings of the Philippines’ richest person

SM group founder Henry Sy Sr. had a net worth of $20 billion as of February 2018, according to business magazine Forbes’ latest listing of the world’s dollar billionaires. That not only extended his title as the richest man in the Philippines, ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | March 12, 2018 09:00:00
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Henry Sy Sr. is Biggest Billionaire Not Just in PH But in Southeast Asia

The SM Group founder is richer than the heads of Japan’s Uniqlo and of South Korea’s Samsung

Henry Sy Sr., 93, remains the country’s richest Filipino for the 10th year in a row as he leads the 12 Filipinos who made it to the exclusive 2018 Forbes World’s Billionaires List, released on March 6, Tuesday.Sy ranked at 52nd place among the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | March 07, 2018 01:00:00
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7 Real-Life Business Lessons You Can Learn From Billionaires

The only variable you really control is how hard you work

The “three-comma club” consists of those in industry, art and commerce who have achieved the exclusive honor of reaching a net worth of more than one billion dollars. From Rockefeller to Gates, members of the club include people who have truly altered the ...

by Deep Patel  | February 25, 2018 02:00:00
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Last Year's "Billionaire Boom" is Actually a Sign of a Failing Economy, Says Oxfam

One billionaire was created every one or two days between 2016 and 2017

Earthlings made a lot of money in 2017, but 82 percent of all that glorious wealth went to just the richest one percent of the global population, says a report by Oxfam released yesterday. On the other end of the spectrum, 3.7 ...

by Esquire Philippines  | January 24, 2018 12:00:00
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We Have a Billionaire Problem

You'll probably be much happier -- and more successful -- if your goal is a million-dollar idea

I'm starting to think we have a billionaire problem. For 15 years, I've been fielding questions from business school students and doing my best to advise them, but lately the conversations are all about unicorns. No longer is it enough to pursue ...

by Tom Bernthal  | December 07, 2017 08:00:00
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Injap Sia’s DoubleDragon More Than Doubles Revenue From Last Year Amid Rise of Modern Retail in Provinces

E-commerce in Metro Manila and big urban centers driving retailers to its provincial malls

Listed real estate and retailing company DoubleDragon Properties Corp. reported total revenues of Php4.1 billion for the first nine months of 2017. That’s more than twice its revenue of Php2.0 billion in the same period last year. Net income almost doubled to ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 20, 2017 04:00:00
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'Countries with the Best Infra are Dictatorships,' Says Razon but Zobel de Ayala and Fernandes Beg to Differ

Lively quotes from some of the region’s top business leaders during a panel discussion at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit

Based on the Global Competitiveness Index 2017 to 2018 of the World Economic Forum, infrastructure in the ASEAN region still has a long way to tread to be at par with the world’s best. On average, nine of the 10 participating ASEAN ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez and Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | November 13, 2017 05:00:00
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How Are PH Billionaires Faring Under Duterte?

About half of holding firms belonging to 14 biggest PH tycoons rose in value in the past year

With a new government administration comes new economic policies and priorities that affect how large listed companies, especially those owned or controlled by some of country’s richest persons, fare in the market.Just ask Roberto V. Ongpin, the Marcos-era trade minister turned businessman ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | July 03, 2017 10:00:00
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