The 10 Richest Self-Made Billionaires in 2014

Few of us have the first clue about how we can become a millionaire. Many of us have settled into the middle-class life, happy with what we have, while others still dream of one day hitting it big. Su

10 George Soros - Net worth of $20 billion

9 Carl Icahn - Net worth of $20.3 billion

8 Sergey Brin - Net worth of $24.4 billion

7 Larry Page - Net worth of $24.9 billion

6 Jeff Bezos - Net worth of $27.2 billion

5 Sheldon Adelson - Net worth of $28.5 billion

4 Michael Bloomberg - Net worth of $31 billion

3 Larry Ellison - Net worth of $41 billion

2 Warren Buffett - Net worth of $58.5 billion

1 Bill Gates - Net worth of $72 billion

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last decade or two, chances are you knew Bill Gates would be somewhere near the top of this list. Along with Warren Buffett who's at number two on the list, Gates is one of the most famous billionaires of our lifetime. In fact, he's been the world's richest man for 15 out of the last 20 years. As the founder of Microsoft, Gates has amassed a large amount of wealth, and as many people know, he never even graduated from college. He attended Harvard, but eventually dropped out, which obviously didn't hurt him much by the looks of it. Gates stepped down as Microsoft chair, and has pledged his time to the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, a charitable organization he founded with his wife. He's currently working to eradicate polio with $335 million in pledges for the cause from six other billionaires). Along with Buffet and over 100 others, Gates has signed on to donate at least half of his net worth to charity through the Giving Pledge.

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