Self-made Billionaires

by Alex Charfen
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I think I may have struck a chord…

When my perspectives on self-made billionaires were covered in SUCCESS magazine, the article was shared more than 50,000 times

Since then, I’ve received tons of questions about how these self-made billionaires live their lives and run their companies – essentially how they became self-made billionaires.

I’ve been in close contact with some of them throughout my career, and I love being able to share my experiences.

One of the things I’ve noticed about self-made billionaires is that there are disconnects between how these people are perceived and what they’re truly like.

Many people view billionaires as cold, self-sufficient business people with little need for support and no interest in relationships.

But over the years, almost all the self-made billionaires I’ve known are the exact opposite. 

Though many of them do have a rough exterior, they actually rely on the support of their team more than any other group of people I’ve met.

Also, when it comes to their inner circle, they invest far more.

I first noticed this years ago when I was accompanying a friend and (a soon-to-be billionaire) to a meeting on the other side of the city. 

Between the helicopter pilot, personal assistants, and drivers, there were at least 10 people who helped us get to where we were going…

When I asked my friend if all of this was overkill, he told me something that has stuck with me ever since. 

He said that every one of his people relied on one another completely – that each one of them took great pride in their specified role because it alleviated pressure and noise for all the other team members. That way, everything could happen as efficiently and quickly as possible.

Over the years, I’ve found that my friend was right. 

The more I built a team around me, the more I was able to work in my strengths and move forward fast.

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