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Updated on October 27, 2016

What Are The Secrets To Becoming One Of The Richest People In The World?

Find out what the secrets are to becoming one of the richest people in the world. What steps did they take in their lives and their careers to get to that point? I'll bet you are wondering "How did these people get that rich?"

This lens will show you where the richest people started, how they got to be ultra rich, and how you can learn to become rich too!

Think And Grow Rich The Original 1937 Version - Get Inspired to live a fuller and richer life!

Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

A Must Read!

In this amazing book you will learn the genius behind a man named Napoleon Hill. The concepts he teaches even though they were written in the early 1900s can be used today. Including using a positive attitude, using the sub conscious mind, retraining your thinking and much more. You wont be the same after reading Think and Grow Rich. You will look at your life and how you handle money in a totally different way. This book is a "Must Read"!


The Secret To Becoming One Of The Richest People

A lot of people live paycheck to paycheck and are barely able to pay for the gas that goes into their car, they work a 9-5 job that is slowly driving them crazy.

Everyone wants to find a way out of this craziness, we have all tried different get rich quick scams. Many people hope that the way to get rich is by doing it quickly and think that if they put a few hours into trying to make money, that they will become rich overnight. The trouble with that is It just doesn't work that way.

Many people have tried various internet programs, MLM, direct mail programs, data entry, and are still unable to achieve real wealth and financial security.

Another big problem with becoming wealthy is that we are using what we were taught throughout our life about how making money should work, instead of doing what does work!

If you follow what does work, you will become successful and you too will become one of the richest people!

The one common thread you will find with the secret to becoming rich is to have your own business!

Dare to think big, that's the secret to prepare yourself to achieve your millionaire dream!

The Steps That The Richest People In The World Take To Become Rich

  • They have desire!
  • An exceptional ability to manage money. They all have drive!
  • They set goals.
  • They have a business plan.
  • They have a vision in their mind and they think big!
  • They never let fear stop them from getting what they want. They are risk takers.
  • And last, but not least patience!

Do What The Richest People In The World Do!

What do the richest people in the world do to become rich?

99% of all rich and successful people started off nearly broke. Did you know that most self-made millionaires have had serious financial trouble or have been close to bankrupt several times? Most of them failed several times before they finally found the right opportunity that brought them into financial success.

Always remember this: Don't think that other people are better than you or smarter than you. You are in control of your own decisions and your success.

Most of the richest people in the world had regular jobs and had an average education, But the difference is they found out what other financially successful people did, and they used the same techniques they used to be successful. They found someone that has had success and they learned what steps they took to get to achieve success. They learned that if they pattern themselves after what the successful person does that they will do the same. You will find success too! It is all up to you.

There isn't one perfect answer to what it is that the richest people in the world do to become successful. Some of them are born into money, some of them have struggled all of their lives to get to the top and some have not had to struggle so hard. It depends on what you put into it and if you are ready to put enough passion into it to achieve success. If you want to be successful bad enough you can put yourself on this list by becoming one of the richest people too. You can do it!

You can find success in becoming rich with the help of the great author Napoleon Hill. Read the original 1937 version of Think and Grow Rich

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The Top 5 Richest People In The World

Here is a list of the Top 5 Richest People In The World


Bill Gates - Co-Founder of Microsoft and The Richest Man In the World!

Bill Gates (United States) worth $82 billion! He is the richest man in the world for the third year in a row. Bill Gates became wealthy from being the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation. I think everyone in the world knows what Microsoft is. So, there's no need to explain why he is the second richest person in the world . Bill Gates is also a well know philanthropist.Reference.


Carlos Slim Helu

Carlos Slim Helu (Mexico) was the richest man in the world. Now Bill Gates is the richest man in the world. Carlos is worth $50.5 billion!! The Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim Helu is the chairman of Telmex (a Telecommunications company in Mexico City) Reference.


Warren Buffett - Investor Businessman

Warren Buffett (United States) is worth $64.7 billion! - He is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is an investor, businessman and philanthropist as well.Reference.


Bernard Arnault - Chairman, Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy

Bernard Arnault (France) is the chairman of Louis Vuitton. He is worth $37.8 billion!! If you are a woman you know what Louis Vuitton is. Just in case you don't Louis Vuitton is an accessories company that is most famous for their extremely expensive handbags.Reference.


Larry Ellison - Oracle Corporation

Larry Ellison (United States) is worth $48.3 billion! His company Oracle Corporation is a computer technology company that specializes in marketing hardware systems.Reference.

Facebook Founder - Mark Zuckerberg

Mark is America's youngest self made billionaire

Age 32

$56.2 billion, self-made

Mark Zuckerberg is the founder of the site Facebook. At a young age, Mark enjoyed developing computer programs very much. He started out building a program to help the employees at his father's office communicate; he then went on to build a game called Risk, with the company name of Intelligent Media Group, he also built a music player called Synapse. Microsoft heard about the music player and wanted to purchase it and have Mark develop more software but , Mark decided to attend Harvard instead. In February 2004 he launched Facebook from his dorm room. That same year he left school for Silicon Valley. Microsoft paid $240 million for a 1.6% stake in Facebook, giving the company a value of $15 billion. Mark's stake is worth $1.5 billion. But Mark Zuckerberg is still the youngest billionaire on earth. To read more about the youngest richest person in the world (Mark Zuckerberg) order the book "Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Creator (Innovators)". Reference.

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You Tube Founders - Steven Chen and Chad Hurley

And, let's not forget You Tube! Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. They are the founders of You Tube and there is also another co-founder named Jawed Karim.

These men all worked for Paypal in the early days. Steve Chen and Jawed Karim were computer science majors at the University of Illinois and Chad Hurley studied design at Indiana University.

You Tube launched in 2005 and has grown to become one of the biggest video sites on the internet today! Hosting more than 4 billion videos and has over 800 million user accounts. In 2007, YouTube alone used as much bandwidth as the entire Internet in 2000, and over 60 hours of video are uploaded every minute!! That is crazy!

Google Founders - Larry Page and Sergey Brin

How could I forget the founders of Google? Well, here's the goods for ya, Google was founded by two men Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Mr Page and Mr Brin are geniuses with computers and,the founders of the world's most popular internet search engine! 200 million searches a day! Wow!!!

They started Google from a friends garage in 1998! Raising $1m from family, friends and other investors. Both Larry and Sergey come from a computer science and mathematical background.

They are worth about $40 billion each!

Their headquarters are in Mountain View California- The staff plays roller hockey on a regular basis in the parking lot of the headquarters, can bring their pets to work, and the staff is allowed to do their own project one day a week.

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    • idoo4traffic profile image

      idoo4traffic 4 years ago

      Excellent and inspirational lens! For me, the greatest lesson of this lens is that we should not give up

      in the face of adversaries, difficulties and challenges. Instead, such situations should challenge us to

      work harder. Remember Abraham Lincoln, who never gave up until he achieved his life ambition.

      Each person's miracle is still on its way until he or she measures six feet off the earth.

      Never give up any good ambition you have!!!!!!! And when you succeed, remember those in the same both with you you left behind and the rest of the world.

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      AntonioM23 4 years ago

      Great lens.Get rich is quite simple just win lottery

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      cdhops 4 years ago

      Excellent lens. I really believe you have to find a mentor and do as they do.

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      diegocomercio 4 years ago

      That's right Imoser, according to this lens 4 out 5 of the richest people are directly related to technology. nice lens

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      steffix40 4 years ago

      I voted for "Find a mentor and duplicate what they do" and that's what I'm successfully doing right now.

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      lmoser 4 years ago

      It's interesting that most of the rich people today made their money in the technology sector. Great read. Thanks.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks for reminding me to read "Think and Grow Rich" - It's been in my Kindle Library for a while!

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      electrolion 4 years ago

      This is an impressive lens. Thanks for putting it together.

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      KTPT13 4 years ago

      Great information. very interesting

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      epcws79 4 years ago

      Nice lens, with interesting info. Good JOB!!

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      DougB101 4 years ago

      Fascinating. Thanks for this information. I think my goal should be to be featured here in the near future!.

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      ErickMiller 4 years ago

      Great information, hope i will be rich soon :-)

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      DoctorMo1 4 years ago

      Nice Lens. A lot of great resources here.

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      billyboy21430 5 years ago

      Nice one betsuzie, i love your advice especially how people have tried MLM, Data entry and so forth, my advice would discipline and respect is what will make us wealthy.

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      annanee 5 years ago from USA

      I am sure it takes a lot of guts to become reach. The whole thing involves a lot of courage.

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      toppers lm 5 years ago

      wow, didn't expect to see some of those on there... interesting at the least

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      dragonlildragon 5 years ago

      great and informative lens.

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      coolmon2009 lm 5 years ago

      Interesting lens and good information.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i nated to say warren sry...

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      waeewn is fantastic.... a truly inteligent man...

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      potovanja 5 years ago

      Great lens. Worth my LIKES:). Thank you to stop to see my lens...

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      Stephen Bush 5 years ago from Ohio

      I do believe that being rich is not enough to deserve recognition: how they got their money and what they do with it is more important (in my opinion) than where they rank on a scorecard.

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      ButlrBot LM 5 years ago

      I quite enjoyed this. I do wish you had talked more about how one spends their riches once they are rich! I dare say I am quite interested in that . . .

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      squallpogi 5 years ago

      great lens! very helpful helpful and inspiring!

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      ogrote 5 years ago

      Very Interesting. It only takes one brilliant idea at a time to make a million - just a pity these ideas are so few and far between and is sometimes not being recognised as brilliant!

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      bossman14 5 years ago

      nice lens check mine out, all about making money with penny stocks

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      betsuzlap 5 years ago

      @motobidia: Thank you so much!! :)

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      motobidia 5 years ago

      Very inspirational! I've just nominated your lens to today's SquidQuest. Well done!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @DJam1: Do the Billionaires people helped the poor countries like laos as well?

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      betsuzlap 6 years ago

      @AHPVolution: Yes, I think a lot of people don't want to wait for the wealth or sometimes can't wait for it to happen. But, I have learned that if you are persistent and have some patience, and don't stress over trying to get wealthy so fast it starts to happen :)

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      betsuzlap 6 years ago

      @ronberry lm: I completely agree with you on that! I don't think we should rely on a job anymore to live the American dream of financial freedom, you need to do your own thing. Whatever that might be. For each person it's something a little different.

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      ronberry lm 6 years ago

      Great lens betsuzie - the advise of finding out what successful people do and model your thinking after them is priceless. You're right - we grew up in an era that told us to get a job, stay there, work hard and you too can have the American Dream. For many, it just doesn't work that way. You have to be willing to stick your head above the crowd, and sometimes swim upstream... not easy, but worth the effort!

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      AHPVolution 6 years ago

      Loved that you mentioned the wealth mindset. So many people get confused between a wealth mindset and a "get-rich-quick" mindset. Bravo on this lens!!

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      DJam1 6 years ago

      Thanks great info on this lens!

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      dandydon 6 years ago

      great to see all of the rich--makes me feel at home -you did a good jon

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      dandydon 6 years ago

      I used to be one myself--but my biz went south - no hlp from gvt

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      RestlessKnights 6 years ago

      @RestlessKnights: Oops. Forgot one word. Meant to say: I'll check out your blog. Incidentally, now I have, and already found some advice I'm going to follow up on. Thanks again.

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      RestlessKnights 6 years ago

      Thank you for this rich input! I'll check out your also, to look for traffic advice, which is what I need for my websites.

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      sherridan 6 years ago

      I did a career's assessment on the sons of a guy who was high on the rich list. I ended up feeling sorry for these charming lads; they could have anything, so nothing had value or real meaning.There was no way they could compete with his wealth, and the need to earn was taken out of the equation; so they had to look at different ways of proving themselves - they were very interesting cases.

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      socleva24 6 years ago

      Great post and nice to know that so many of the rich guys started out struggling.Of course it takes a lot of determination,hard work and luck to get to where they are now.

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      betsuzlap 6 years ago

      @Todayhaspower LM: I'm not surprised but Oprah is on the list. She's worth $2.4 Billion. But, Wu Yajun is number one, worth $3.9 Billion. As for me...Yes!! I will be on the list :) Stay tuned :))

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      Todayhaspower LM 6 years ago

      @betsuzlap: Okay, any ladies on the list that are self-made billionaires? Oprah has to be fairly close.

      Maybe it will be you:)

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      betsuzlap 6 years ago

      @Todayhaspower LM: Hi. Yes there is, thank you for asking. Her name is Liliane Bettencourt. She is the heir to French cosmetic giant, L'Oreal. Her net worth is $23.5 Billion.

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      Todayhaspower LM 6 years ago

      Awesome to learn about some of these folks. Any women on the list? Just wondering. Great lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Luck. pluck and determination! Wonderful lens to motivate many! Thanks for sharing this. :)

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      E L Seaton 6 years ago from Virginia

      Nice selection of Billionaires. The gent from Mexico is a shocker. Who knew telcomm was so profitable! Thanks for sharing a very entertaining lens. CL/@MISSISSIPPI2020

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      whiteskyline lm 6 years ago

      This lens is just so full of awesome! I love this topic!!

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      I have a lens on billionaires also. I like to frequent Forbes and read about them. Great lens! Blessing it!

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      Fantastic lens about how to replicate the actions of rich people and enjoy success. My mentor right now is Seth Godin, and some wonderful lensmasters who are leading the way :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Like they say, its all about inspiration and perspiration...perfectly timed!

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      renstar lm 6 years ago

      Great Lens

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      Wedding Mom 6 years ago

      its true what they say....don't underestimate the power of hard-work. These people are indeed worth looking up too. This lens is indeed worth reading. Thanks for sharing this awesome lens of yours.

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      You are right...they are just like us but they did it...they just kept at it.

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      AsianMarketplace 6 years ago

      Interesting lens and a serve as a motivational tool for us to be successful!

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      DavidDettmann 6 years ago

      super post

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      digitaltree 6 years ago

      Interesting information on the subject, worth reading some of the books.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I really enjoyed reading about the successes of these rich folks

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      phoenix arizona f 6 years ago

      It's not easy and usually takes more luck than anything else. Being at the right place at the right time type things.

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      DianaJillian 6 years ago

      Awesome lens

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      The whole aspect behind the lens is that we all can reach there! it's all about belief in oneself to succeed and going behind it! Not allowing it to be just a dream but a manifestation of reality!

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      spiritualll 6 years ago

      Americans are the reachest people in the world.

      3% people in our world hold 97% of world wealth

      By the way, very good lens

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I looked but I see they skipped me again for that Nice lens though.

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      Banelisiwe 6 years ago

      One day I'll be on that list and effectively make it onto your Lens!! ;-)

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      noguifernandez 6 years ago

      Excellent lens! Really inspirational, but I really think that what attracts people is not really money, but the freedom that supposedly comes with it.

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      betsuzlap 6 years ago

      @promotional-coupons-codes: Hi, I agree with you about the wisdom. To gain wealth you need to gain wisdom. I read Napoleon Hill's "Think and Grow Rich". If you haven't read it already, I recommend checking it out.

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      promotional-coupons-codes 6 years ago

      Most inspiring lens. Most of the people want to be on that list me too but in a different way something different I just don't want to earn money but wisdom too that's the goal of my life

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      RichLeighHD 6 years ago

      A brilliantly inspiring lens.

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      UKGhostwriter 6 years ago

      I want to be on that list!

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      allinfoisfree 6 years ago

      Excellent lens! Great motivator. Let's all get rich!!!

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      gregprince 7 years ago

      good lense. its always interesting seeing how rich people got rich.

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      Tahamtan 7 years ago

      Interesting topic and lense.

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      maxnic11 7 years ago

      some good advice!

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      george185 lm 7 years ago

      Some inspiring stories here.

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      Bookmama2 7 years ago

      Hi Elizabeth, I just created a lens talking about rich people ( and I thought this lens was so great that I added it to my Featured Lens module (on the sidebar), so people would travel from my lens to yours. I'll lensroll it too!

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      piedromolinero 7 years ago

      Good information and very nice prepared. I still have some way to go though. ;)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      A splendid and very resourceful information for any one who is seriously considering a life of excellence. Keep the good work.....your elbow greased!

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      JennySui 7 years ago

      Greta Lens, very informative.

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      jgelien 8 years ago

      Well crafted lens on a fascinating topic. 5 stars.

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      fegadets 8 years ago

      Hey Its Great,

      Everyday i goes through the list of worlds richest man..n if i m not there, i go to work........

      That's d way to flash on forbes...

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      Smitty 8 years ago from Arizona

      Great lens... I love your story About Mark Zuckerberg ! Thanks for the awesome information.

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      x3xsolxdierx3x lm 8 years ago

      I'll be on this lens one day. :) keep tabs on me...I will be... ;)

      5 stars :)

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      LiStra LM 8 years ago

      great lens. Lots of useful stuff here. I want my picture on this lens one day ;)

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      HealthBug LM 9 years ago

      Good informative lens. Thanks for sharing.

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      BusyQueen 9 years ago

      Nice lens. 5* from me! Thanks. Really informative. Nicely detailed.

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      kellywissink lm 9 years ago

      Thanks Elizabeth for your inspiring lens.

      Curt and Kelly Wissink

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      Viktorson 9 years ago

      One get fired up reading this Lens!

      Very Nice!

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      Steve Arun 9 years ago

      Well it's highly inspiring to see list of richest people in world. Great lens Betsuzie, 5***** .

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      poutine 9 years ago

      Interesting how these people became rich.

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      SewWithSarah 9 years ago

      Excellent lens with great information! Something to think about and work toward. 5 stars for this. Thanks

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      Patricia 9 years ago

      Great lens! I have lived most of my life in so cal plus I was born there...

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      papawu 9 years ago

      Loved this lens with some great facts and figures. Lensrolling to E-BAY FOR THE ELITE.

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      betsuzlap 9 years ago

      :) Consider it done! Founders of "Google" and Founders of "You Tube" coming up soon.

      Thank you for your suggestion. [in reply to diggyisking]

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      robbell lm 9 years ago

      Loving your work 5*

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      diggyisking 9 years ago

      :D I'm going to be on this list one day! Haha...but that's not really my ambition, for me 10 or 20 million $ is enough, the rest i'd like to give to other people who need it more:)

      There are some other people that I would have like to see...the founders of youtube, and the founders of google!:)

      Other than that...great lens:d

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      LiveforCash 9 years ago

      very interesting page. thanks lot of good advice

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      triathlontraini1 9 years ago

      Wow! I had no idea Mark Z was only 23 and a billionaire. Yikes!

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      stoetzels lm 9 years ago

      This is what I wanted to know....Absolutely remarkable lens....Love it...and in my favorites....Good Job 5*