The Rise of Jeff Bezos “You have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate.” (Stillman) These famous words are from the mouth of the richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos. His entire success story can be outlined by that phrase. Many people doubted Jeff Bezos on his way to the top of the Forbes List and he proved all of them wrong. Bezos’ success story can be attributed to his outstanding ambition and intelligence. He caught a trend, took the risk, and made billions.
For example, some of the richest people in the world today, such as Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, have made “The Giving Pledge”, meaning that they have made a vow to donate at least half of their wealth to charity. They have probably made this pledge because they do want to give to charity, but also because they have acquired so much wealth that they cannot possibly use all of it in their lifetime. John Locke would argue that it is perfectly okay for these people to have obtained so much wealth because they own the companies which have provided them with this enormous wealth, or they have put their own labor into their work, so the wealth is rightfully theirs. I do agree that these people, like Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Jeff Bezos absolutely have the right to all the money that they have made. However, should these people really have a right to
“He who has relied least on fortune is established the strongest,” said Niccolo Machiavelli in his book The Prince. This quote is amazing, and it shows no more than the truth. Most people believe that fortune and wealth equal power. Some people even believe that they cannot have power without being rich. They are all wrong.
Lou Pai is Skilling Lieutenant helped build the trading business in early years, he went on to run Enron’s doomed effort called Enron Energy Services. Lou Pai tapped to run the EES business, because this was so important to the company and to Skilling’s future. Skilling’ called Lou Pai as: “my ICBM.” There are two things motivated Lou Pai, money and a peculiar fascinator with strippers. He even charges strippers with Enron’s account money. Lou Pai lost all interest running for EES as soon as the numbers got high enough.
Evan Bergo 12/7/14 Period 5 The Millionaire Next Door Book Review I chose The Millionaire Next Door by Tom Stanley and William Danko because I wanted insight to how the wealthy people in this country live their lives and what it takes to become financially successful like them. The book first starts off by defining the term millionaire as your total net worth being over $1,000,000. Next this book gives seven reasons to why these people are wealthy “they live well below their means, they allocate their time, energy and money efficiently, in ways conducive to building wealth, they believe that financial independence is more important than displaying high social status, their parents did not provide economic outpatient care, Their adult children
Introduction Gatsby is the protagonist in the book named The Great Gatsby. He was born in a poor family but wants to be rich at a little age. He is the representative of American-dream chaser, just like any other American people who want to be wealthy by themselves. First, we should know something about the meaning of American dream. Second, I will describe how Gatsby achieve his dream in the book.
However, he’s declined to accept the presidential salary and instead donates it to charitable causes. Who is the richest president? According to the Business Insider, Trump is indeed the richest president in the history of the United States, displacing George Washington. Other presidents known for their wealth have included John F. Kennedy, Andrew Jackson, Theodore Roosevelt and Thomas Jefferson. What is Ivanka Trump’s net worth?
John Davison Rockefeller: From Rags to Riches “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great”, John D. Rockefeller. John D. Rockefeller accomplished more than anyone of his era could. Rockefeller began his life at the bottom, but rose to the top of the social and economic later later in his life. He pioneered the idea of the now illegal monopoly, and the American business model. Although Rockefeller is particularly remembered for his ruthless tactics in his oil monopoly, he contributed an immense fortune to various charity foundations.
Jay Gatsby is a key character in this book that attained a lot of wealth throughout their lives, but passed away by the completion of the story. Jay Gatsby is a veteran who initially started off relatively poor, however, due to his strong will to attain the love of his life, he became very rich in a small amount of time to reside in the West Egg. Overall, the events that surround Jay Gatsby suggest that fluctuation amidst class status will not happen and class status is fixed. In the novel, fluctuation amidst class status cannot happen because the characters in the novel that have always remained in the extreme upper-class will express signs of arrogance and domination to those who are trying to climb up the wealth ladder in relative, competitive circumstances. Tom and Daisy Buchanan are a couple who have a very rich, well-established life on the opposite side of
John Davidson Rockefeller was an influential character in history. His wealth, character, and aggressiveness directed him to create one of the first and most known monopolies in modern history. Throughout the Industrial and Gilded eras Rockefeller dominated his pitiful competition destroying the oil industries. Rockefeller might have been a businessman not an inventor, but in creating the monopoly he chooses to be something a different an in-between. John Davidson Rockefeller born July 8, 1839 in the small, quant town of Richford, New York.