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20 quotes from self-made billionaires that will change your outlook on money


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Building wealth is possible regardless of your financial situation or education. But your beliefs about money can play a huge role in whether or not you finish rich. 

So why not look to those who have been there, done that for inspiration? 

From investor Warren Buffett and entrepreneur Mark Cuban to tech mogul Jeff Bezos and media maven Oprah Winfrey, Business Insider rounded up quotations about money from self-made billionaires that will shift your perspective on business, investing, and success. 

Many of their perspectives share a commonality: They don’t measure success by the amount of money they make. Money isn’t the end goal and it doesn’t define them, but it’s important to invest it wisely if you want to build more wealth down the road.

Here’s what some of the world’s richest men and women have to say about money.

Emmie Martin contributed to an earlier version of this post.

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“I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.” — Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

Source: Good Reads

“There are very few people in the world who get to build a business like this. I think trading that for some short-term gain isn’t very interesting.” — Evan Spiegel, CEO of Snap Inc., on not selling to Facebook

Source: CNBC

“The reason I’ve been able to be so financially successful is my focus has never, ever for one minute been money.” — Oprah Winfrey, business magnate

Source: Entrepreneur

“And I think the more money you put in people’s hands, the more they will spend. And if they don’t spend it, they invest it. And investing it is another way of creating jobs. It puts money into mutual funds or other kinds of banks that can go out and make loans, and we need to do that.” — Michael Bloomberg, CEO of Bloomberg LP

Source: Google Books

“If we were motivated by money, we would have sold the company a long time ago and ended up on a beach.” — Larry Page, Google cofounder and former CEO of Alphabet Inc.

Source: Time

“I can understand wanting to have millions of dollars, there’s a certain freedom, meaningful freedom, that comes with that. But once you get much beyond that, I have to tell you, it’s the same hamburger.” — Bill Gates, cofounder of Microsoft

Source: MSN

“When a small business grows like eBay did, it has a multiplier effect. It creates other small businesses that supply it with intellectual capital, goods, and services.” — Meg Whitman, former CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise and current CEO of Quibi

Source: Economic Times

“I think frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do. One of …read more

Source:: Business Insider

      

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