We all know the names of these famous billionaires and how they acquired the bulk of their fortunes; we even dream of making it big that way ourselves. But have you ever wondered how these rich successful people got their start? Here are some first job of billionaires
First Jobs of Billionaires
|Name||First Job||current net worth|
|Jeff Bezos||Grill Operator at McDonald’s||$196.2 B|
|Warren Buffet||Newspaper Delivery Boy||$100 B|
|Elon Musk||Software Engineer||$165.9 B|
|Mark Zuckerberg||Software developer||$124.3 B|
|Mark Cuban||Salesman||$4.4 B|
|Jack Dorsey||Software engineer||$13.8 B|
|Bill Gates||Computer programmer||$127.0 B|
|Oprah Winfrey||grocery store clerk||$2.7 B|
|Evan Spiegel||Redbull promoter||$12.8 B|
|Dhirubhai Ambani||worker at a gas station||$80.4 B|
1. Jeff Bezos
Before becoming a billionaire and the owner of Amazon, Jeff Bezos got his first job as a fry cook at McDonald’s when he was only 16 years old. He earned about $2.69 per hour.
2. Warren Buffet
Billionaire tycoon and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffet got his first job as a newspaper delivery guy for The Washington Post in 1944. He earned $175 every month in those days.
3. Elon Musk
4. Mark Zuckerberg
CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg was just 18 years old when he developed a “music recommendation” software called Synapse even before going to Harvard. He was offered $1 million for the app but he turned down the offer
5. Mark Cuban
Self-made billionaire Mark Cuban worked as a door-to-door salesman in 1970. He sold boxes of garbage bags to buy a new pair of basketball shoes when he was just 12 years old. He also worked at a deli where he sliced meat.
6. Jack Dorsey
CEO of Twitter and Square, Jack Dorsey got his first job as a software engineer in 1991. Back then, he earned about $3,747 a month.
7. Bill Gates
Co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, worked as a computer programmer for TRW during his senior year in high school
8. Oprah Winfrey
Before making the move to broadcasting, reading the news for the local radio station Oprah Winfrey worked as a grocery store clerk as a teenager.
9. Evan Spiegel
Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel worked as a Redbull promoter when he was still in high school. At that time, he earned about $385 per month.
10. Dhirubhai Ambani
Founder of Reliance Industries, Dhurubhai Ambani once worked at a gas station in Yemen before returning to India to build his empire.