What the Early Life of Bill Gates Can Teach Us About Success

He created Windows and made billions of dollars. But that wouldn't have happened if it weren't for a few small things in his early life. 

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Think Like a Billionaire: Don't Seek Validation from Others

Sara Blakely, the inventor of Spanx, literally stared from the bottom. Here's how she built a billion-dollar empire without a single business class.

What's the difference between a successful entrepreneur and everyone else? People who build an empire from a product or idea are the ones who take themselves off auto-pilot and ask: is there a better way to do this? That one question is how Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx, went from being a door-to-door fax machine saleswoman in Florida, to the owner of a billion-dollar fashion brand. Here, she shares a mental exercise that helps foster entrepreneurial thinking, and explains why pursuing your idea is so much more important than having people validate it. Basically, here is a lesson in lighting a billion-dollar fire under your ass. Sara Blakely is also the creator of The Belly Art Project, which works with Every Mother Counts to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for women everywhere.

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War of the Billionaires: George Soros Takes on Donald Trump

Billionaire George Soros, the subject of countless conservative conspiracy theories, funds the opposition to President Trump's agenda.

Billionaire investor George Soros speaks on 'The Tragedy of the European Union' as a guest of The Institute for Media and Communications Policy on September 10, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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What Corona Can Teach Us About Trickle-Down Economics

In spite of rumors, billionaire Corona beer founder Antonino Fernández's estate will not be distributed among the residents of his home town.

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