To be like everyone else: rich and humble
These successful people not living within their means. You can arrange a fight with them in the Second-hand thing, which is like the two of you. Or ask to queue for a bowl of free soup.
1. Charlie Ergen, Chairman of Dish Network (the American operator of satellite pay-TV)
Net worth: $16.3 billion
Modest life of this billionaire does not give the envious quiet.
Business lunch at lunchtime, a light meal in the restaurant is alien to him, as it is a waste of money. In his briefcase there is always a slightly battered sandwich he brings from home. Going on a business trip, Charlie is not populated in a separate apartment of an expensive hotel, and divides the room with its employees. It is cheaper. In an interview with The Financial Times, he explained that his mother lived during the great depression, and he remembers what it’s like to lead the hard life of the poor. So he has in mind is not to buy expensive furniture made of sandalwood or a car that costs in the annual budget of a small state.
2. Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay
Net worth: $8.1 billion
Pierre became fabulously wealthy in 1998, when the company completed an IPO. But he did not squander money left and right, buying different toys, confirming his new status.
Talking to journalists Forbes, he said that he had no life cut when he was «normal rich». He immediately moved to the level of «extraordinary moneybags». «When I realized that able to buy any most expensive thing any car, which can reach, it stopped bringing me joy and pleasure. Such purchases are lost for me all its appeal», — sighing, commented on the poor billionaire.
3. David Karp, founder and CEO of Tumblr (the biggest microblogging service)
Net worth: $200 million
Your first million Mr. Karp earned at a young age when I launched the blogging platform Tumblr, which was later purchased by Yahoo for quite a tidy sum. Such wealth that had fallen on the head of a young genius, was not the cause for changes in the habits and daily life style. The only expensive purchase was a new apartment in downtown Brooklyn. Although it is often empty, and half the rooms Unfurnished still. David says that he doesn’t have expensive clothes, he buys equipment, books, modern gadgets, because they do not understand the desire of people to clutter your house with unnecessary things.
4. Azim Premji, Chairman of Wipro Limited (providing services in the field of it)
Net worth: $15.4 billion
Indian magnate with a fierce hatred refers to the waste of money. He chooses economy class, personally ensures that employees turned off the light, when the working day came to an end, not waste water. Rumor has it that he every evening to chant the toilet paper, controls expenses office stationery, and even looks a bit like the Scrooge McDuck.
5. Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook
Condition: $32,4 billion
On account of his billion more than the past years back, he has repeatedly said that his life path lit by the economy. And let mark bought a house for $7 million, he solemnly promised that everything in it will conform to the spirit of modesty.
6. Jan koum, founder of WhatsApp
Net worth: $6.8 billion
Ian woke up rich, when his company was bought by Facebook. Koum was born in Kiev, and when he was sixteen, he with my mother and grandmother moved to America, where they lived not in a big way. But even after the guy has reached the heights in the financial sector, the wealth has not gone to his head. He buys the tickets with a variety of bonus discounts and dresses in Sedona.
7. Tim cook, Apple CEO
Net worth: $400 million
Apple has long been known for his love of asceticism. And this guy is no exception. He is a valuable and well-paid employee, as you can doubt, looking at how he dresses and what kind of car leaves for work: «I often remind myself of what the bottom I got up. Money is not the motivation or priority. Does not demonstrate personal qualities,» he says.
8. Sergey Brin, Google co-founder
Condition: $30.9 billion
Sergey — the owner of several private jets, but that does not mean that it has no place in this list! He gives huge amounts to charity, dresses in the discount stores, and before to buy something, always looks at the price.