It started with Coca-Cola: as a boy, Warren Buffett bought six-packs from his grandfather’s Omaha grocery store for 25 cents, then sold the bottles for 5 cents each. By age 11, he had learned to analyze stock price charts and bought his first shares; at 12, he worked two paper routes; and, at 14, he claimed deductions ($35) for his bicycle and watch on his first-ever tax return.
Fast-forward a few years. At 19 he graduated from college; at 25, he launched his limited investment partnership firm; and, by 35, had control of a New England textile company named Berkshire Hathaway. The rest, as they say, is history.
Here at Peeptrade, we like to focus on the real time trading activity of investors. This week, however, we decided to take a look back. Way back, in fact, at some of history’s richest people. Our top ten list contains some of the wealthiest people in history, alongside fascinating stories about their lives and legacies. Discover how these men and women made their fortunes, and then stop by our Meet the Gurus page to see how our traders made theirs.
10. Bill Gates
Net worth: $77.3 billion
Lived: 1955 - Present
Nation: United States
About: For perspective’s sake, we decided to include Bill Gates in this list. The ...