How Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, And Other Self-Made Billionaires Got Their Big Break

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A career doesn't move linearly, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman famously advised - it can ratchet up suddenly with one critical insight, meeting, or opportunity.

You call it a big break.

Every success story has one.

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Even luminaries like Sheryl Sandberg, Steve Jobs, and Howard Schultz had a moment where the path of their future clicked into focus.

Here are the big breaks that helped these execs build 10-digit fortunes.