17 people who became billionaires with the least amount of work
Apr 11, 2018, 01:00 IST
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Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg became a billionaire after just four years of work at Facebook.
Most billionaires needed a lifetime of work to amass their fortunes, but others were able to earn $1 billion in a relatively short amount of time.
The list includes online commerce pioneers like Jeff Bezos and tech innovators like Mark Zuckerberg and Evan Spiegel, who all became billionaires with less than six years of work.
Some of the billionaires who got rich quick are among the most influential business players in the world.
Making a billion dollars sounds like it would take a lifetime of hard work.
But some people managed to pull it off in just a year.AdvertisementWe compiled a list of self-made billionaires who made their fortunes the fastest. The list includes pioneers of online commerce to early execs of the biggest social media site on the planet, and many of them are among the wealthiest and most influential players in the business world.
Read on to see who became a billionaire within the shortest time frames. But be warned - their results aren't easy to replicate.
Eduardo Saverin — 1 year
Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy — 3 years
Sean Parker — 1.5 years
Pierre Omidyar — 3 years
Jeff Bezos — 6 years
Jay S. Walker — 1 year
Mark Zuckerberg — 4 years
Jerry Yang and David Filo — 4 years
Eric Lefkofsky, Andrew Mason, and Brad Keywell — 3 years