9 Billionaires Share Their Definition of Success
Check out these sage pieces of advice from the really, really rich.
“The key is not to worry about being successful but to instead work toward being significant.” —Oprah Winfrey, media mogul. (Net worth: $2.8 billion)
“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss in enthusiasm.” —Donald Trump, business magnate. (Net worth: $3.2 billion)
“I’m not really interested in making money. That’s always come as the result of success, but it’s not been my goal. I’ve always had a tough time proving that to people.” —Steven Spielberg, filmmaker. (Net worth: $3.2 billion)
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“Success is how well you do what you do when no one is looking.” —John Paul DeJoria, co-founder of Paul Mitchell and The Patron Spirits Company (Net worth: $3.2 billion)
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“The idea of lying on a beach as my main thing, sounds horrible to me. I would go bonkers. I like high intensity.” —Elon Musk, business magnate. (Net worth: $2.7 billion)
“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” —Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft. (Net worth: $67 billion)
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“You are only as successful as the people who work for you want you to be.” —Leonard Lauder, former chief executive of The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (Net worth: $8.1 billion)
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“My definition of success? The more you’re actively and practically engaged [in your business], the more successful you will feel.” —Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group. (Net worth: $5 billion)
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“I’ve never run into a guy who couldn’t win at the top level and didn’t have the right attitude, didn’t give it everything he had.” —Ted Turner, media mogul. (Net worth: $2 billion)