5 Things You Didn’t Know About Famous Entrepreneurs


We tend to understand famous entrepreneurs by what they have accomplished and how the media portrays them. We often don’t get to the real core of each individual and what it took to reach their pinnacle.

Here are 5 things that you didn’t know about famous entrepreneurs:

1. Donald Trump made $27 Million dollars trading the stock market from 2011 to 2014

When Donald can’t find a real estate deal to put his money into he tried buying stock. An considering his lack of experience in the stock market he did great. By buying companies like Bank of America and Citigroup he made well over $27 Million dollars. That does seem impressive, however we are not sure how much he invested. [ref]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump[/ref]

2. Elon Musk was severely bullied as a kid

Elon Musk was so badly bullied as a kid that one time he was actually pushed down a flight of stairs and beaten until he was unconscious. Incidents like this might be where he gets his drive from. [ref]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elon_Musk[/ref]

3. Richard Branson could pay very little tax on his assets

Through the use of complex tax structure and by virtue of living in a tax free jurisdiction Richard may not have to pay any tax on the sale of eventual assets. He claims however this is not the reason for living on Necker Island. [ref]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Branson[/ref]

4. Bill Gates predicted his fate

When attending Harvard he told his professors that he would become a millionaire before reaching the age of 30. By 31 he was a billionaire. [ref]http://www.boomsbeat.com/articles/71/20140109/50-things-you-didnt-know-about-bill-gates.htm[/ref]

5. Steve Jobs was a Buddhist

In order to calm his mind and find piece within the chaos that he often was accustomed to he meditated and sought advice from his Zen monk guru. Not something you would expect from a billionaire money making machine.  [ref]http://observer.com/2014/02/10-unusual-things-you-didnt-know-about-steve-jobs/[/ref]