The 10 Billionaires Who Made Their Money the Fastest (and Easiest?)

These names are not new to us, nor is their legacy, but how long exactly did it take these billionaires to make their money? There are 735 US billionaires, let’s see how long it took 10 of them to join the club.

Larry Page

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We probably use his creation every day, Google, which hit the world by storm in 1998. With every search, Larry’s creation and worth grew more and more. Larry officially reached billionaire status 6 years after in 2004.

Dustin Moskovitz

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Though not the well-known face of Facebook, Dustin Moskovitz also helped create the famous social platform. Dustin eventually left Facebook to start his own company but is still good friends with Zuckerberg. After 7 years he made the list of billionaires in 2011.

Brian Chesky

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The creator of AirBNB and who completely shook up the travel stays industry. With unique stays around the world, it’s no wonder this idea took off. Brian Chesky started his business in 2008 and hit the billions 6 years later in 2014.

Bill Gates

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We’re sure this is a name everyone will recognize, with one of the most powerful and well-known computer software. You might be surprised that it took him 12 years before he officially became a billionaire, though!

Judy Love

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If you’re a road trip kinda person, then you have definitely seen Love’s Travel Stops. Judy Love first started the iconic pit stop in 1964 and surpassed $1 billion 49 years later.   

Warren Buffet

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Warren Buffet has always been known for his amazing investments, in fact, that’s exactly how he got his wealth. The Buffett Partnership which he started in 1956 investing in other businesses took 30 years to make him a billionaire. 

Daniel Gilbert

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Daniel Gilbert is the face behind rocket mortgage, a mortgage company used by many. While the average home loan is 30 years, it only took Daniel 22 to break into the billionaire’s circle.

Elon Musk

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Elon has more businesses than we can count, between PayPal, Space X, Tesla, and now Twitter (aka X) it might come as a surprise how long it took him to become a billionaire. It took 17 years before Elon officially got the title of billionaire in 2012.

Mark Zuckerberg

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We mentioned Mark Zuckerbergs’ partner earlier on in this list, however, we can’t go without mentioning the face behind Facebook. From starting in 2004 it only took Mark 4 short years to gain the billionaire status. 

Jeff Bezos

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Amazon is known around the world as the number one e-commerce brand. The mastermind behind Amazon and everything it has to offer is Jeff Bezos, but we didn’t have to tell you that. Having started in 1994, it only took him 4 years to become a billionaire in 1998.

According to Forbes’ 2023 “World’s Billionaires List”, the US houses the most billionaires globally – 735. By examining the net worth of the 50 richest self-made US billionaires, the team at SuperCasinoSites estimated the average time it took them to earn a billion dollars is 21 ½ years.

12 Not Very Obvious Sign That Someone Is Rich

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It is easy to know when someone is rich. However, sometimes it is not obvious. One Reddit user wanted to know what non-obvious signs pointed out that someone was rich. We have sampled some of the best responses from other Reddit users in that conversation.

12 Not Very Obvious Sign That Someone Is Rich

11 Insanely Frugal Things Most Frugal People Admit To Doing

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Ready to kick your frugality up a notch? We’ve rounded up the top 11 super-duper frugal moves that even the savviest penny-pinchers happily own up to. Yep, you might already be a frugality champ, but trust me, these ideas are like gems of money-saving wisdom you won’t wanna miss!

11 Insanely Frugal Things Most Frugal People Admit To Doing

The IRS Adjusted Its Tax Income Brackets — Are You Ready?

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Have you heard that the IRS adjusted their tax brackets? The reason behind the IRS adjusting its tax income brackets for next year is tax consolidation, which aims to simplify the tax code. You might have already heard about it.

The IRS Adjusted Its Tax Income Brackets — Are You Ready? 

15 Frugal Living Ideas To Make Your Money Stretch

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Frugal living comes with so many pros. You should embrace it whether you want to save up for big purchases, pay off your debts, or build a robust emergency or retirement fund. 

Implementing frugality is an excellent way to get your finances under control. These frugal living ideas can make that happen. 

While people embrace the lifestyle for different reasons, the motivation is usually similar; to save as much money for the things that matter the most to us—looking to get started? These frugal living ideas will help you hit the ground running. 

15 Frugal Living Ideas To Make Your Money Stretch

10 States Where You’re Least Likely To Find a Job

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Inflation has been cooling, unemployment rates are historically low, and wages have been rising, but that doesn’t mean the economic outlook is rosy everywhere and for everyone.

The following are the ten states where you’re least likely to find a job. The numbers are current as of May 2023.

10 States Where You’re Least Likely To Find a Job 
 

 

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