Just a quick sunny Saturday morning post before I go out.
Blogger Half Sigma has a post titled Who Wants to be a Billionaire? which contains some mildly interesting data on billionaires. Unfortunately it has little information on the self-made variety and nothing on how they did it. (The discussion that follows it quickly deteriorates into an argument about what type of job one should get. )
There's a graphic at the NYT's site on The Wealthiest Americans Ever which lists the 30 wealthiest billionaires in our nation's history. John D. Rockefeller tops the list. Men like Getty and Hunt didn't make the cut. It's too bad that they didn't include non-Americans as well such as the Rothschilds.
Stay tuned for a series on the strategies employed by the self-made to become billionaires. You don't need to aspire to be a billionaire to find these business lessons highly relevant. As they say, if you shoot for the stars at the very least you will hit the moon. Check out the articles that are already posted.