A lot of regular people like to daydream about what it would be like to be a billionaire. We’ve all had discussions with our friends about what we would do with a billion dollars. Some would buy yachts and private jets, while others would just kick back and spend the rest of their days in some of the biggest mansions on the planet. But, while we’re all thinking about what it’s like to be a billionaire, we don’t even realize that maybe we’re spending our days in the exact same way as extremely rich people.
The thing is, most of the people on this list are simply in love with their job; and when you’re really passionate about what you do, chances are that you’re going to be good at it. This is why people like this don’t really feel the need to spend money in order to feel better - they feel awesome whenever they get some work done.
It is a popular business theory that if your only objective is to make money when you start working, you’re never going to be successful at your job. You should always choose a job you can be passionate about, even if the pay isn’t good. Knowing how to be appreciative of the things you have is a greater fortune than having all the money in the world.
Some of the richest people in the world have figured this out, so they never feel the need to splurge. We present you with 10 extremely rich people who lead a modest lifestyle.
10 Tony Hsieh
9 David Cheriton
8 Ingvar Kamprad
7 Chuck Feeney
6 Azim Premji
5 Mark Zuckerberg
4 Jim C. Walton
3 Christy Walton
2 Warren Buffett
1 Carlos Slim Helu
Carlos Slim is currently the second richest man in the world, with a net worth of $75.8 billion. He is a very successful investor (people call him the “Warren Buffett of Mexico”), who accumulated his fortune by having shares in a large number of Mexican companies. He is also the owner of the successful Grupo Carso conglomerate. But, he never really saw the reason for spending an insane amount of money on material things. He lives a modest house that he has owned for the last 30 years.
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