The internet billionaire rich list announced today

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Aim you sights a little higher than $50 a day. Here's why....



Here's what the big boys are worth:

The internet has created some of the world's youngest billionaires, possibly in the shortest possible time scale, ever.

The richest are Sergey Brin and Larry Page, the pair who set up Google in the late 1990s. They went from PhD students to (paper) billionaires in about five years.

The youngest is 25-year-old Mark Zuckerberg, founder of social networking site Facebook, who has returned to the billionaire list in 2010 after dropping out in 2009 amid the economic downturn.

Here's the link to the article on the BBC website:


BBC News - The internet billionaire rich list


Does this motivate you, or piss you off?
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Blaze
    What surprises me if you notice they are either related to china or japan or search engines or facebook! Thats it!

    Its like a few select categories can make billions!

    But anyhow who needs billions? millions is enough and highy possible with internet markerting.

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    • Profile picture of the author TristanPerry
      Originally Posted by Mark Blaze View Post

      What surprises me if you notice they are either related to china or japan or search engines or facebook! Thats it!

      Its like a few select categories can make billions!

      But anyhow who needs billions? millions is enough and highy possible with internet markerting.

      Mark Blaze
      Yep I noticed that too. Google's current hold on the SE market would probably stifle new SEs from getting popular, however there are always new opportunities online and the anti-competition organisations (especially in the US and EU) definitely seem to have it in for Microsoft et al.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raygun
    I have heard the 1st billion is the hardest.
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    • Profile picture of the author NikkiG
      Originally Posted by Raygun View Post

      I have heard the 1st billion is the hardest.
      Yes and the jump from 5 billion to 50 is a real tough one too!
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    • Profile picture of the author cookiedude
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      • Profile picture of the author Hanz
        Pfft, lucky rascals feeling all high and mighty with their billions. They may have lots and lots of money but there's one thing they can't buy.....a Dinosaur!!!
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      • Profile picture of the author butters
        It doesn't do nothing for me, it is pointless saying I will make a billion because it is a dream figure. Saying that you want to earn $100 a day is much more motivating because you can get it. Saying you want to earn a billion, it is easy to say but it is basically un achievable.
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        • Profile picture of the author Hanz
          Originally Posted by butters View Post

          It doesn't do nothing for me, it is pointless saying I will make a billion because it is a dream figure. Saying that you want to earn $100 a day is much more motivating because you can get it. Saying you want to earn a billion, it is easy to say but it is basically un achievable.
          Yep, and the people who created Google, Facebook, etc never imagined they'd become billionaires. The list of failures is a lot longer than the list of success stories. How many people had great big plans of developing the most amazing product the world has ever seen only to end up falling flat.
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  • Profile picture of the author bgucor
    Wow, Im wondering now. What could be the Google Creator of the near future. What would that site be?
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    • Profile picture of the author aaallday2010
      Originally Posted by bgucor View Post

      Wow, Im wondering now. What could be the Google Creator of the near future. What would that site be?
      SHHHH! I'm workin on it right now.

      Should be ready by 2025!
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  • Profile picture of the author CryoCrispy
    People are a product of their mindset. If you think you're worth a billion, you'll fight to get there and find a way. Everybody has a comfort level where they settle though, thinking this is all life is ever going to deliver. When you want something bad enough, you'll find a way to get it done. We have a name for those who quit before reaching their goals, we call them quitters. They quit on everything in life.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheWinner
      Originally Posted by CryoCrispy View Post

      People are a product of their mindset. If you think you're worth a billion, you'll fight to get there and find a way. Everybody has a comfort level where they settle though, thinking this is all life is ever going to deliver. When you want something bad enough, you'll find a way to get it done. We have a name for those who quit before reaching their goals, we call them quitters. They quit on everything in life.
      I like that...I like that reply a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author EndGame
    Cheese and Crackers!

    I am going to have to get working a bit harder if I want to get on that list in the next couple of years.

    I guess I better crank out some articles or something!
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    • Profile picture of the author butters
      Originally Posted by EndGame View Post

      Cheese and Crackers!

      I guess I better crank out some articles or something!
      Thats a lot of articles if you are aiming for that list :p.
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  • Profile picture of the author samstephens
    The youngest is 25-year-old Mark Zuckerberg, founder of social networking site Facebook, who has returned to the billionaire list in 2010 after dropping out in 2009 amid the economic downturn.
    I'm glad he's doing okay now! He would have had to tighten his belt a little in 2009. Do a bit of tough budgeting.
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  • Profile picture of the author enwereuzo
    Wonderful! My question is what made those site what they are today?
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    • Profile picture of the author enwereuzo
      Originally Posted by katewilliams View Post

      they have done a lot of promotions for them
      Can you name the platforms they utilise in their promotion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jude.A
    Thanks but i think i'll settle with making $200 a day first, then we can continue from there later.
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  • Profile picture of the author ivana
    ha ha ha...Well maybe I cannot fit in the group after all
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  • Profile picture of the author frqhuss
    These really motivated me and even i have a faith on my ability to achive that list and will not stop myself untill i reach there in richest internet marketers list...
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  • Profile picture of the author MisterMunch
    Next year, lets aim to find a couple of Warriors on this list?
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  • Profile picture of the author H3x
    Good for them
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  • Profile picture of the author Mohsin Rasool
    Yeah good list.. A friend of mine shared this few days ago.. It was nice to see names in the list outside the silicon valley ... guys this gives us courage to go even if we operate outside the Silicon Valley

    regards,
    Mohsin
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  • Profile picture of the author Bertil Jenner
    I think it is futile to try to have a goal of becoming a billionaire.

    According to what these billionaires say in their biographies, becoming a self-made billionaire is a matter of hard work and luck.

    That Facebook guy started his facebook just to connect his fellow students. Sergei Brin and Larry Page did not choose their PhD thesis in the hope they will come billionaires.

    Success was all down to luck. Preparation meeting opportunity.

    Even top venture capitalists with their genius only expect 1 in 10 of their investments to become big successes.

    Luck plays a big part.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sheila Atwood
      Originally Posted by Bertil Jenner View Post

      I think it is futile to try to have a goal of becoming a billionaire.

      According to what these billionaires say in their biographies, becoming a self-made billionaire is a matter of hard work and luck.

      That Facebook guy started his facebook just to connect his fellow students. Sergei Brin and Larry Page did not choose their PhD thesis in the hope they will come billionaires.

      Success was all down to luck. Preparation meeting opportunity.

      Even top venture capitalists with their genius only expect 1 in 10 of their investments to become big successes.

      Luck plays a big part.
      This reminded me of a quote I like.

      "I find that the harder I work, the luckier I get." - Samuel Goldwyn
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  • Profile picture of the author Shaun Lee
    It just inspires me to take more action.

    It is definitely possible to reach billionaire status. But first, I'll focus on getting my first 1mil gross revenue.

    -Shaun
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    I bet they dont have 18 inch arms :p
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  • Actually Google was my idea. I left my computer open one day at school while geting my lunch and someone just stole my idea.

    I was going to name it Smoogle.


    No. Wait... that was just a dream I had. Sorry!
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    • Profile picture of the author Killer Joe
      I noticed all those folks who became billionaires have one thing in common.

      Not a single person on that list has ever posted a one-liner here on the forum.

      Coincidence?

      I think not...:rolleyes:

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      • Profile picture of the author Kevin AKA Hubcap
        One liners??? Not a single person on that list had ever posted anything here on the forum.


        Originally Posted by Killer Joe View Post

        I noticed all those folks who became billionaires have one thing in common.

        Not a single person on that list has ever posted a one-liner here on the forum.

        Coincidence?

        I think not...:rolleyes:

        KJ
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  • Profile picture of the author macchiavelli
    I love lists like this, soon(5 years) I will be on this exact same list!!
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  • Profile picture of the author PeterDudek
    Dum...dee...dum...dum...dum...wastin' some more time on WF...

    What's this?

    Wow!

    Cool list!

    Wonder if I'm the only one who noticed that Jack Ma's face seems too tiny for his head?

    And man, I'd like to be the lucky dude "who introduced Google's co founders to each other". Sweet Finder's Fee!

    You know, thinking about these extremely wealthy Internet people, it seems like there WAS a significant amount of luck in many cases...

    That doesn't seem fair...

    Hey!

    Wait a secont!

    WTF?!

    Maybe the commie/socialists are right!
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  • Profile picture of the author David Merriman
    The creators of Google did not create Google to make a billion dollars.

    They created Google because they had a great idea they wanted to execute. The idea is always first.

    Look for an idea that will change the world.

    Money will follow.
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    • Profile picture of the author FriendlyRob
      "its no trick to make a lot of money, if all you want is to make a lot of money!" -Citizen Kane.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lutz80
    I think it is great that people are making great money via the internet, however it does not motivate me at all t be honest.

    It does tend to make some more ambitious but I motivate myself, because I am one of those weird people who loves what I do, and set my own goals and plans to grow my business.
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