15 Wealthy People to Follow if You Want to Be Rich


Maybe you are one of those folks who dream to be rich but don't know where to start, or thinking to put up a business but have no money for it. Everyone is on the same page on this: Where to start and where to get money.

But sometimes we're missing something in our journey of becoming rich - inspirations. We are not talking about cheesy quotes about money. We're talking about who to follow, the ones who set examples. You maybe thinking Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, or Steve Jobs. These are just some. There are lots of wealthy people that are fairly young and have their own blueprint on how to become financially successful. Let's take a quick look at these wealthy folks and see what can we get from them.

1. Floyd Mayweather (Est. net worth: $300 to $650 million)

A huge advocate of "Hard work and Dedication", Floyd broke PPV records in boxing and now the wealthiest athlete alive. What's the difference between him and other boxers? He mastered the art of smart thinking and trained in unorthodox ways. He sometimes trains at around 2:00AM when everyone else is asleep. After nearly 20 years in the sports what did he earn? He just owns 1 jet and a bunch of super cars, mansions, yacht, apparel shop, and boxing promotion company. What can we learn from him? Dedication, hard work, and smart thinking.

Follow Floyd Mayweather on Instagram and Twitter.

2. Jason Fyk (Est. net worth: Unknown)

You may be having no idea on who Jason Fyk is. He is the founder of WTF Magazine and FunnierPics.net and owns a business that generates about $300,000 a month. What's so special about Jason? Well, he is one of the real examples of rags to riches millionaires. A former real estate agent, Jason had gone through lots of troubles - bankruptcy, jail, and he almost committed suicide. But as tough life as it was, Jason found a way to earn money through Facebook and eventually launched WTF Magazine, one of the first to utilize viral content in the internet. Today, WTF Magazine is one of the biggest when it comes to publishing viral stories on the web. He also owns more than 40 Facebook pages and controls more than 30 million "likes" combined. What's the lesson from him? Keep pushing forward no matter what happens.

Follow Jason Fyk on Twitter and Instagram.

3. Scott DeLong (Est. net worth: Unknown)

Scott Delong owns Viral Nova, one of the largest in curated content publishing. A former Search Engine Optimization Specialist, Scott started his journey in web entrepreneurship in 2005 when he launched Nothing Toxic, a video blooper site. Then followed by mywickedspace.com, and Godvine. In July 2015, he sold Viral Nova to Zealot Network for $100 Million. He mastered the art of content curation that led Viral Nova to become one of the most formidable sites, giving Upworthy and Bored Panda a headache in competition. What can we get from Scott? If you can't have ideas of your own, use other's to your advantage.

Follow Scott on Twitter and Instagram.

4. Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg (Est. net worth: $124 million)

He holds the record for the most subscribed Youtube Channel on the planet. And guess what? He earns money from playing video games and doing other stuffs while on live stream. Who would've thought that a 26 year-old Swede would earn millions from video streaming? After dropping out of college, he registered his PewDiePie YouTube account and started earning millions of dollars from ad revenue in Youtube. "I knew people were big at other types of videos, but there was no one big in gaming, and I didn’t know you could make money out of it. It was never like a career that I could just quit college to pursue. it was just something I loved to do. And here we are five years later and it’s exploded." He said. The lesson? Be good at something you love to do.

Follow Felix on Twitter and Instagram.

5. Manny Pacquiao (Est. net worth: $190 to $250 million)

Forced to drop out of high school due to extreme poverty, Pacquiao went to Manila at age 14 to start his boxing career. 20 Years later, he is one of the wealthiest athletes in the world. Pacquiao's faith in God and hard work paved a way for him to be successful in life. He is a living proof that faith and strong motivation can bear great fruits. Lesson for success? Faith in God and hard work.

You can follow Pacquiao on his Instagram and Twitter accounts.

6. Garrett Camp (Est. net worth: $6.3 billion)

Garrett Camp co-founded StumbleUpon and Uber. A son of an economist and an artist, Garrett inherited his parents’ entrepreneurial spirit and launched StumbleUpon to help people find websites that are fit to their interests. The site would make it easier for them to find relevant content than a regular search engine does. Later on, he and his friend Travis Kalanick founded Uber, an American multinational online transportation network company. Uber was designed to ease the challenges cab passengers are facing when traveling. The company has grown to be the biggest brand in transportation network. What can we get from Garrett? Always think of empowering the lives of other people.

Follow Garrett on Twitter.

7. Mark Zuckerberg (Est. net worth: $54.5 billion)

Mark developed Facebook in the constraint of his dormitory room in Harvard. Together with his roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes, they launched Facebook with the intent to connect students within the university. The idea came from Mark's prep school that has its own student directory. Later on, Facebook has grown to be the largest social networking website in the world with approximately 1.71 billion registered users. That made Mark Zuckerberg to be the 5th richest person in the world according to Forbes. Life Lesson? "Break Things to make them better".

Follow Mark on Facebook.

8. Mark Wahlberg (Est. net worth: $225 million)

Mark Wahlberg grew up in a tough neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts at the age of 13 he became addicted to cocaine. At 15, he was sent to jail for assault cases filed against him. In 1993, Wahlberg made his acting debut in the TV film The Substitute. That was the start of the bright future for Mark. He is now one of the most popular actors of our generation. This is an encouragement for everyone to not let your past hinder you from becoming successful.

Follow Mark Wahlberg on Twitter and Instagram.

9. Do Won Chang (Est. net worth: $3.3 billion)

Who would not recognize one of the biggest clothing brands in the world? Forever 21 was founded by Do Won Chang in 1984 when he was in the United States. Before the birth of Forever 21, Do Won Chang was forced to work three jobs in order to support his family. The Korean immigrant then open their first clothing store in 1984 named fashion 21. They changed the name of the store to Forever 21 as it grows. Forever 21 grew into an empire that generates billions of dollars annually. Do Won Chang is now one of the richest persons in the world. Lesson: Do not underestimate the power of sacrifice. 

10. Kevin Systrom (Est. net worth: $400,000 million)

Kevin Systrom founded the popular social media platform Instagram in October 6, 2010. Before developing the app, Kevin worked in Google as an associate product marketing manager, working on Gmail, Google Calendar, Docs, Spreadsheets and other products. Later on he created Burbn that led to creation of Instagram. The app had grown to 1 million users after a month. On April 2012, Instagram bought by Facebook for 1 billion, leaving Kevin Systrom lots of money. Instagram makes it easier for users to filter images and submit them to other social networking websites, saving them lots of time compare to manually editing the photos. Point to ponder: Provide simple solutions and minimum viable products to solve big gaps.

You can follow Kevin on Twitter and Instagram.

11. Eli Pariser (Est. net worth: Unknown)

Eli Pariser founded the viral content site UpWorthy in March 2012. The website tackles most political issues in the United States. This is inline with Eli being a political activist. UpWorthy revolutionized the world of viral content publishing with its distinctive style of two-phrase headlines which led to the birth of thousands of other websites doing the same thing including Viral Nova. What's interesting about Eli is that he brings his advocacy wherever he goes, and UpWorthy is his best channel to spread his view about politics. What's so special about him? And what traits should we follow? As an activist, he always fights for what he thinks is right.

You can follow Eli on Twitter and Instagram.

12. David Cheriton (Est. net worth: $4 billion)

Dubbed as the world's most humble billionaire. With a net worth of over $4 billion, you would expect someone to live lavishly. But David is the opposite. He even called himself "spoiled" when he went on a vacation to wind surf. He has founded and invested in numerous widely successful technology companies - Including Google. David lives a very simple life despite having lots of money. What's amazing is that apart from all of his success as a professor, scientist, and investor, there's one thing that amazes people the most - his humility. You may think that this is not a big recipe to become rich, but humility leads to learning a lot and become a better person. And Sometimes, this trait leads to becoming wealthy.

Know more about David Cheriton.

13. Sergey Brin (Est. net worth: $37.8 billion)

Co-founder of the world's biggest search engine, Sergey Brin may not be the brightest inventor of our era, but his character towards business is phenomenal. He and his friend Larry Page love to be surrounded by best people. Every billionaire on this planet wants to be surrounded by the best people, but why we choose Sergey over them? The answer is simple, he defines the word "best" far better than any other billionaires. He doesn't care if you are a fellow businessman or a Googler or whatsoever. If he thinks you deserve his attention, he won't hesitate to talk to you. And that attribute kind of attribute is very important not only in becoming rich, but to be a better person.

Follow Sergey on Instagram.

14. Larry Page (Est. net worth: $39 billion)

Co-founded Google together with Sergey Brin, Larry Page is considered as the man behind the machine for Google. What's interesting about him is that he loves to work hard on something that is uncomfortably exciting. In his past interviews, you will notice that he always insisted on adapting to changes. He defines the word "change" better than anyone else in the tech industry. The biggest lesson the we can learn from him is that we should entertain changes to our lives. Be it on ourselves, business, and other things related to us.

Follow Larry on Instagram.

15. Neil Patel (Est. net worth: Unknown)

Neil Patel is the name behind the success of TechCrunch. He also co-founded Crazy Egg, KISSMetrics, and QuickSprout. Neil is a world renown digital marketing consultant. The reason we included him in our list is his insane level of creativity. He has been the go-to-guy for fortune 500 companies like HP, Amazon, Viacom, GM and NBC. His wealth comes purely from the internet. Neil inspired lots of marketing professionals to be more creative with their marketing planning and executions. You want to become rich? Be CREATIVE!

Follow Neil on Twitter.

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