17 Origin Stories of Billionaire Entrepreneurs

Billionaire-Entrepreneurs

When it comes to achieving success, some people set age deadlines for themselves. They may want to be a millionaire by the age of 40, for example, or be able to collect a pension before the age of 50. Here are the ages of some of today’s most successful people and when they were able to achieve their vision of success.

1) Sir Richard Branson
Branson achieved his first million at the age of 23. He was a billionaire at the age of 41. He was just 22 years old when he opened Virgin Records. Today, he is worth $4.9 billion and has earned a reputation for himself of being an adventurous risk taker.

2) Steve Jobs
Jobs was also a millionaire at the age of 23. He achieved his first billion at the age of 40. He was just 21 when he formed Apple with his co-founders. At the time of his death, he was worth more than $10 billion.

3) Bill Gates
Gates achieved his first million at the age of 23. He was a billionaire by the age of 31, however, and is currently worth an estimated $75 billion. Gates was only 20 years old when he started Microsoft. He is often listed as one of the wealthiest people in the world.

4) Larry Page
Page was 25 years old when he helped to create Google. The search engine helped him to become a millionaire that same year and he was a billionaire just 5 years later at the age of 30. He is currently worth an estimated $35 billion.

5) Elon Musk
Musk was 27 years old when he achieved his first million. He was 41 years old when he achieved his first billion. His brother helped him to start Zip2 when he was 24, but since then, has become involved in numerous projects, including PayPal and SpaceX. His current net worth is just under $20 billion.


6) Jeff Bezos
Bezos didn’t achieve his first million until the age of 33. He became a billionaire just two years later. Thanks to the power of Amazon, he has risen quickly in terms of world wealth. After Amazon took about 50% of the Black Friday sales in 2017, he became the first person with modern wealth above $100 billion.

Many millionaires got started early and young, but Bezos and others provide proof that it is never too late to follow a good idea.