Work & Career
10 Billionaires Share Their Definition of Success
Read up on the definition of success for these billionaires to help you in reaching your goals.
“The key is not to worry about being successful but to instead work toward being significant.” —Oprah Winfrey, media mogul. (Net worth: $3 billion). The definition of success is important, but you also need to know these life skills that promise success.
“I’m not really interested in making money. That’s always come as the result of success, but it’s not been my goal. I’ve always had a tough time proving that to people.” —Steven Spielberg, filmmaker. (Net worth: $3.6 billion)
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“Success is how well you do what you do when no one is looking.” —John Paul DeJoria, co-founder of Paul Mitchell and The Patron Spirits Company (Net worth: $3.3 billion)
“The idea of lying on a beach as my main thing sounds horrible to me. I would go bonkers. I like high intensity.” —Elon Musk, business magnate. (Net worth: $20 billion). Once you figure out your own definition of success, read these success quotes to get even further in life.
“To me, the definition of success is waking up in the morning with a smile on your face, knowing it’s going to be a great day. I mean, I was happy and felt like I was successful when I was poor, living six guys in a three-bedroom apartment and sleeping on the floor. I was going to work hard to get somewhere, but I was having fun.” —Mark Cuban, entrepreneur (Net worth: 3.4 billion)
“My definition of failure became not trying.” —Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx. (Net worth: $1.1 billion)
“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” —Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft. (Net worth: $93.4 billion). Make sure your definition of success involves these attributes of successful people.
“You are only as successful as the people who work for you want you to be.” —Leonard Lauder, former chief executive of The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (Net worth: $14.4 billion)
“My definition of success? The more you’re actively and practically engaged [in your business], the more successful you will feel.” —Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group. (Net worth: $5 billion)
“I’ve never run into a guy who couldn’t win at the top level and didn’t have the right attitude, didn’t give it everything he had.” —Ted Turner, media mogul. (Net worth: $2.2 billion). Next, read about these insider tips that career coaches won’t tell you for free.