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Here are the top 10 self-made billionaires who started with nothing!

Read on to know who the self-made billionaires are in the world, who started with nothing on their hands. Data is sourced from Hunur's Global Rich List 2018.

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Elon Musk: USD 24 billion to his name, Elon Musk is the CEO of SpaceX, his aerospace venture. He co-founded PayPal and later launched Tesla, an electric car company. (Reuters)
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Elon Musk: USD 24 billion to his name, Elon Musk is the CEO of SpaceX, his aerospace venture. He co-founded PayPal and later launched Tesla, an electric car company. (Reuters)

Jack Ma: Worth USD 32 billion, Jack convinced 17 people to invest in his online marketplace called Alibaba, which attracted people from all over the world. The company raised millions from giants like Goldman Sachs, Softbank and Yahoo. (Reuters)
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Jack Ma: Worth USD 32 billion, Jack convinced 17 people to invest in his online marketplace called Alibaba, which attracted people from all over the world. The company raised millions from giants like Goldman Sachs, Softbank and Yahoo. (Reuters)

Sheldon Adelson: On a loan of $200 from his uncle when he was 12 years, Adelson started with a newspaper corner. Adelson, CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation, sold newspaper ads, ran vending machines and hosted trade shows. His net worth is USD 35 billion. (Reuters)
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Sheldon Adelson: On a loan of $200 from his uncle when he was 12 years, Adelson started with a newspaper corner. Adelson, CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation, sold newspaper ads, ran vending machines and hosted trade shows. His net worth is USD 35 billion. (Reuters)

Michael Bloomberg: Born and brought up in a middle-class family In Massachusetts, Bloomberg went to Harvard. His initial jobs include entry-level work on Wall Street firms. Bloomberg was launched by him in a one-room office. Today he is worth USD 49 billion. (Reuters)
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Michael Bloomberg: Born and brought up in a middle-class family In Massachusetts, Bloomberg went to Harvard. His initial jobs include entry-level work on Wall Street firms. Bloomberg was launched by him in a one-room office. Today he is worth USD 49 billion. (Reuters)

Larry Ellison: Co-founder of Oracle Corporation, Larry Ellison grew up in a middle-class household, dropped out of college and worked with the CIA in his early jobs. He founded Oracle with two other partners. His net worth is USD 54 billion. (Reuters)
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Larry Ellison: Co-founder of Oracle Corporation, Larry Ellison grew up in a middle-class household, dropped out of college and worked with the CIA in his early jobs. He founded Oracle with two other partners. His net worth is USD 54 billion. (Reuters)

Amancio Ortega: Founder and chairman of Fashion Company Zara, Ortega was a gopher at a shirt store. He started making clothes with Rosalia Mera, his wife at the time. He is worth USD 73 billion. (Reuters)
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Amancio Ortega: Founder and chairman of Fashion Company Zara, Ortega was a gopher at a shirt store. He started making clothes with Rosalia Mera, his wife at the time. He is worth USD 73 billion. (Reuters)

Mark Zuckerberg: He is one of the youngest billionaires in the world. Mark Zuckerberg founded the social media giant, Facebook in 2006. He is worth USD 79 billion. (Reuters)
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Mark Zuckerberg: He is one of the youngest billionaires in the world. Mark Zuckerberg founded the social media giant, Facebook in 2006. He is worth USD 79 billion. (Reuters)

Bill Gates: One of the best-known computer entrepreneurs in the world, Gates wrote a programming language called BASIC for the Altair computer system. In 1975, Gates, with Paul Allen, launched Microsoft, the most popular operating system. His net worth is USD 90 billion. (Reuters)
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Bill Gates: One of the best-known computer entrepreneurs in the world, Gates wrote a programming language called BASIC for the Altair computer system. In 1975, Gates, with Paul Allen, launched Microsoft, the most popular operating system. His net worth is USD 90 billion. (Reuters)

Warren Buffet: CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett (net worth USD 102 billion) started off doing odd jobs as a teacher and a stock broker, before heading a multinational conglomerate. He even invested in a loss-making textile company before venturing into insurance. (Reuters)
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Warren Buffet: CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett (net worth USD 102 billion) started off doing odd jobs as a teacher and a stock broker, before heading a multinational conglomerate. He even invested in a loss-making textile company before venturing into insurance. (Reuters)

Jeff Bezos: After quitting his job as vice president at a financial services firm, Jeff Bezos started Amazon in a garage, to take advantage of the growing internet market. His net worth is USD 123 billion, making him the richest man in the world, as of January 31, 2018. (Reuters)
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Jeff Bezos: After quitting his job as vice president at a financial services firm, Jeff Bezos started Amazon in a garage, to take advantage of the growing internet market. His net worth is USD 123 billion, making him the richest man in the world, as of January 31, 2018. (Reuters)

First Published on Mar 6, 2018 03:29 pm
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