Forbes magazine has an annual issue dedicated to the 400 wealthiest people in America. There are a lot of names that are expected on this list, such as: Bill Gates (founder of Microsoft – at the top of the list), Warren Buffett (investor), S Truett Cathy (Chick-fil-a), Ralph Lauren, Michael Dell (Dell Computers), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook).
You will find the founders of Amazon and Google as well as some inheritors, such as: The Walton children (Son of Sam Walton founder of Walmart) and the heirs of the founder of Mars candy.
Surprising to me, because of how much money they make, you don’t see any athletes, movies stars or musical artists on the list.
One thing everyone on the list has in common? They all have over $1 billion. That is $1 million dollars 100 times over!
The Forbes 400 issue has some great articles and interview as well as some survey results from the top 400.
Interestingly enough, 70% (that is 7 out of 10) of the 400 started out with nothing, and became one of the wealthiest people in America. So I don’t have to be born into money to end up with wealth? Very interesting.
Another interesting fact about the people on this list: when asked “what is the number one key for people to build wealth?” An overwhelming majority of 75% responded to BECOME and STAY debt free.
They understand the power of not being chained to debt. A smart man learns from his experiences, but a wise man learns from the experiences of others.
The sooner you can free up your income by getting out of debt, the sooner you can begin to build wealth.
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