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How Self-Made Forbes 400 Billionaires Earned Their Money
Forbes ^ | 18SEP2013 | Erin Carlyle

Posted on 05/07/2014 6:46:15 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine

Every year FORBES crunches the numbers to find out which Americans rank the richest–and each year it gets harder to join the exclusive Forbes 400 list. But you don’t have to inherit a fortune to become a Forbes 400 billionaire. In fact, the majority of our Forbes 400 members–273 of them–scrapped their way onto our list through their own efforts.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; History
KEYWORDS: billionaires; selfmade

1 posted on 05/07/2014 6:46:15 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Related...
GREAT DEBATE: How the rich became wealthy

Ralph Nader on CNBC
http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000273016
He’s pitching a book.


2 posted on 05/07/2014 6:53:24 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

They didn’t build that!!


3 posted on 05/07/2014 7:36:41 AM PDT by jch10 (The Democrat mascot shouldnÂ’t be the donkey; it should be the tick.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

If they earned their money honestly, good for them and I hope they enjoy every penny of it.


4 posted on 05/07/2014 3:19:11 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: Jack Hydrazine

My biggest concern is that so many of them seem compelled to tell us poor schmucks how to run our lives. Probably since in their minds their wealth equates to intelligence and knowledge.

And they use the fedgov to do it.


5 posted on 05/07/2014 3:23:23 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraiaq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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Just like Robert Owen who was a self-made British man, after making it to the big time as an industrialist, he proceeded to set up the first commune in America in New Harmony, Indiana in 1826.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Owen

For some reason he thought that the solution to man’s social ills was collectivism.


6 posted on 05/07/2014 3:42:04 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: nascarnation
if any one can bribe the government to do something then that proves government is corrupt and is the problem.

zuckerberg and zoros and other socialist billionaires are hell bent on passing Amnesty and they have been funding campaigns on conservative talk radio too.

but they still haven't been able to do it after decades of trying . the “evil” Republicans so demonized here have so far held all through the 1990’s and even till this day and no Amnesty yet. so yes billionaires are a problem but it's the government that is the problem as the IRS oppressing conservatives , and Obama’s ordering the BLM to army to attack mr Bundy shows.

7 posted on 05/07/2014 3:46:47 PM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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