10 Attributes of Self-Made Billionaires

By Alex Charfen in SUCCESS Magazine

 

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It’s easy to think self-made billionaires just got lucky.

Maybe they were in the right place at the right time. Or maybe they stumbled across a discovery that made them a ton of money overnight.

But I’ve had the incredible fortune of being around and personally consulting to a number of self-made billionaires—even some as they ascended to billionaire-status—and I can tell you all of that is unequivocally false. Not even close.

Every self-made billionaire I’ve ever met or studied has something in common. It has nothing to do with luck or being in the right place at the right time. They all bring a unique set of attributes to each and every opportunity they come across. And when these attributes are developed and not suppressed, they transform into compelling strengths and abilities, but also severe (and sometimes very public) challenges.

You’ve seen them recently in the likes of Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Richard Branson and Oprah Winfrey, and historically in Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford and John D. Rockefeller. But here’s the interesting part… you might have seen these in yourself, too (continue reading).

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Date: July 26, 2016
Appearance: 10 Attributes of Self-Made Billionaires
Outlet: SUCCESS Magazine
Format: Magazine