Forbes recently looked at the lives of several ultra-wealthy individuals and came up with this list for how to become a billionaire:
- Their parents had a high aptitude for math.
- They were born in September.
- They were either college drop-outs or went to Yale.
- They worked at Goldman Sachs.
All strikes for me -- no wonder I'm not a billionaire. :-)
Forbes admits, of course, that its findings are very non-scientific. Though they are interesting to review, I doubt that they have any correlation with actually becoming a billionaire. In fact, other than "have a brilliant business idea, do it better than anyone else, and stick with it", there's probably not a whole lot of direction one can get for how to become a billionaire.
Becoming a millionaire, however, is something that's relatively easy to achieve. Simply follow the basics.