Valuable life advice from America’s filthy rich

This week, a Massachusetts woman won the $758.7 million PowerBall prize, the largest single-winning ticket in North American history. While this newfound fame and fortune is likely still setting in for the lucky winner, there are a number of Americans who have enjoyed million (or even billion) dollar riches for many years. The wealth they’ve attained has come not from lottery luck, but from hard work, sacrifice, and determination. Here are wise words of America’s wealthy to remind us to never give up and to keep dreaming big.

Bill Gates, net worth: $87.4 billion: “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”

Warren Buffett, net worth: $60.7 billion: “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”

Jeff Bezos, net worth: $56.6 billion: “You have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate.”

Mark Zuckerberg, net worth: $42.8 billion: “The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”

Michael Bloomberg, Net worth: $42.1 billion: “You must first be willing to fail — and you must have the courage to go for it anyway.”


Wendy Moody

Wendy Moody

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