7 wealth-building lessons from billionaires

Wealth and Wealthy People

By Michael Masterson

There is no shortage of billionaires today. In 1985, there were fewer than 20 of them. Today, there are more than one thousand.

    • BEs work harder and longer than the people who work for them.

    Most say they work 50 to 55 hours a week. Some, like centibillionaire Canadian communication mogul Ted Rogers, work 12 hours a day. And some, like Bill Gates (when he worked at Microsoft) and eBay founder Jeff Skoll, took no vacations for years while their businesses were growing.

    • BEs are constantly looking for profit opportunities.

BEs think neither completely positively or negatively, but strategically.

BEs are not driven primarily by money.

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