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Thoughts on Billionaires

Published: Sep 30, 2014 07:39:00 AM IST
Updated: Sep 26, 2014 05:49:37 PM IST
Thoughts on Billionaires
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Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out the basic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars.
Warren Buffett

The smartest billionaires I know never finished high school. I got my degree and my doctorate on the street and an advanced degree in jail.
Tommy Chong

It doesn’t matter who you vote for. It’s still the same billionaires that run the world.
Geezer Butler

When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for everyone telling you you’re nuts.
Larry Ellison

If you never want to be criticised, for goodness’ sake don’t do anything new.
Jeff Bezos

I find the fact that billionaires are quoted as if the fact that they are billionaires gives them some kind of wisdom is outrageous.
Ben Elton

Have fun. The game is a lot more enjoyable when you’re trying to do more than just make money.
Tony Hsieh

For billionaires who cannot buy good press, there is the option of buying the press.
William Finnegan

If people are not laughing at your goals, your goals are too small.
Azim Premji

As I grow older,  I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
Andrew Carnegie

The idea of being all things to all people is a thing of the past.
Michael Dell

After a certain point, money is meaningless. It ceases to be the goal. The game is what counts.
Aristotle Onassis

(This story appears in the 16 October, 2014 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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