The Secret Lives of Billionaires You Probably Had No Idea About
When you go through the newspaper and see news about billionaire lifestyle like Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffet, and others, what is the first thought that crosses your mind? Well, generally people always wonder as to what do billionaires do with so much of their money? We are always assured by media about the same about their extravagant purchases and luxurious millionaire lifestyle, some are said and some are kept a secret.
Also, have you ever wondered maybe richest billionaires are still that man who grabs deals by coupons at Walmart? Or, maybe wear the same coloured, plain sighted clothes every single day? Or, probably spends millions of dollars on just a single vacation? To think of it, you will be surprised at what and how these billionaires live their lives which remain intact.
So, we have gathered information about the secret lives of billionaires that you probably had no idea about. Here we go:
Rich person lifestyle is always associated with their houses. Bill Gates is known to earn $114 per second of his life, so many say if he were to pick up a $100 note from the ground, it would be a silly investment of his time. Well, he does not think so; for he lives the simplest life any billionaire would ever want to live. Talking about time, with a net worth of $90 billion USD, Bill Gates probably is expected to wear expensive watches. However, he adorns a $50 Quartz Diver watch. Yes, no affixation of thousands or millions to it.
- Home Sweet Home
Humans tend to get attached to the first of everything and always keep them in one's heart and mind. But, when it comes to billionaire Warren Buffet, he would rather stay at his first home than on a luxurious mansion. He had bought his first home in the year 1958 for just $31,500. A five-bedroom, 6,000 sq. ft. home in Omaha, he has been heard describing his purchase as the third-best investment in his life.
- Classic Brown Bag Lunch
A man who can afford all the cafeteria of a city carries a brown bag lunch to work. That is what the founder and also the chairman of Dish Network, Charlie Ergen, carries from home every day when going to work. His lunch bag contains a bottle of Gatorade and a sandwich specially made by his wife.
- Dog Mansion
Love has no boundaries, and certainly, humans have begun to love pets over one another. Well, at least there are few who would go to any heights to keep their pets comfortably and in utmost luxury. One such person being Paris Hilton, who has had a $325,000 USD Dog Mansion for her beautiful little pups. Talk about Dog’s best friend.
- The Ordinary in Billions
When we talk about ordinary lives and ordinary people, the word billions don’t come anywhere near. But guess what? Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook and many other successful businesses, is ordinary in Billions. Well, for starters, he wears grey t-shirts and blue jeans every single day of his life unless there is an official meeting to attend to that involves aristocrats and others.
- Lucky Wheels
Larry Page, the co-founder of Google is worth billions; however, he drives a modest Toyota Prius. Yes, you read that right, not a Bugatti or Ferrari, or the family Friendly Rolls Royce and Bentley; he drives a beautiful, humble car. The same with Steve Ballmer whose net worth is approximately $41.9 billion, who drives an eco-friendly Ford Fusion Hybrid. Since we are talking about the big guns, newly accorded billionaire and founder of Amazon, Mr. Jeff Bezos, drives a Honda Accord. Oh, don’t you love them for their modesty?
Who doesn’t love coupons that can save you a lot of money at Walmart or Target and other retail stores? Raise your hands if you are one of them, for I sure am. But did you ever think, Warren Buffet, aka Oracle of Omaha, loves to redeem those coupons you get from Walmart? With his net worth at $58.5 billion dollars, he still appreciates the loves and craze for coupons. And did you know, Warren Buffet once treated lunch to Bill Gates at McDonald's, using coupons? The old ways never die; at least someone is true to their roots.
- Bombardier Challenger 850
It is as if Beyonce and Jay-Z got fed up with the hassle that is involved with traveling that compelled her to get a jet one for themselves. Well, Beyonce splurged $40 million USD to gift Jay-Z a jet of his own for being the best father, the Bombardier Challenger 850. The jet features a similar airframe and engines to that of the company’s CRJ 200 airliner. He is probably the luckiest father alive to have beautiful children along with extravagant gifts for the same.
Billionaires have a positive mind-set and a rich lifestyle. This sets them apart from ordinary people. They do not sit back when they fail rather they approach failures with an “I can do it” attitude. Therefore, they use stop blocks as stepping stones to success. Billionaires believe failures are valuable learning curves. They love challenges. Similarly, they’re not afraid of taking calculated risks.
Here are few tips that you should know about the luxury life of Billionaires and how billionaires succeed in their life:
- Plan your financial goals
They don’t leave their finances to chance. Just like you wouldn’t leave your health care to chance or you make sure provisions are there to take care of you if you get sick. Similarly, one should always give importance on the financial goals. Having goals and working towards them always motivate them to live the life they've already dreamed about. They plan their future with clear goals. In addition, they track their goals to make sure they achieve them.
- Start small
Consider a tree. It started as a seed. Then it turned into a small plant. Next, it grew into a mighty big tree. Everything started as something small it later grow bigger including ideas. An idea is a thought until it’s developed into a business. Forget about the get rich quick mind-set. That wont work until you don’t work for it. To be successful, you need to take small steps and work your way up to where you want to go. As an example let’s look at Michael Bloomberg, he was the son of a bookkeeper. He went to Harvard University and got a Master of Business Administrative Degree. Next, he worked for Wall Street, climbed the ladder and became a partner. Finally, he started his own business that changed the way security data was stored. He’s now one of the richest men in the world.
Billionaires invest. They put their money in properties, art, stocks, bonds and companies. Warren Buffett, George Soros and Carl Icahn started out with nothing. These entrepreneurs became billionaires by investing. How? By buying stocks, shares, companies, trading in currencies and having controlled stakes in public companies. Taking risks in investments is not something they fear. Hence, most of their investments are riskier than the traditional. Yet, they usually reap hefty returns and increase their bank balances.
Some billionaires also buy classic and art cars.
In a nut shell richest billionaires are careful spenders, tough investors and love taking risks. You should always study their habits, learn from them and develop the same habits. And remember, getting rich is easy. However, staying rich requires hard work. You should always strive to become a billionaire if you have got the right mind-set to live like one.
Well, shocked or amused? Choose for yourself. For, when you have billions, you either spends else you don’t!