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July 21, 2015

income level in the United States vs education : chart of the day

"he chart above shows the payoff between education and salary level"

Source: College Board
Date Verified: 6.18.2013

What is the correlation between education and your ability to earn money. How many college dropouts across the world have managed to  " make it big in life" with a billion dollar enterprise in their names.

The chart above shows the payoff between education and professional career, it compares the salary/wages/earnings to your education background. While the chart clearly shows they are directly propotional, with increasing education, you tend to earn more.

However not all agree. PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel, claim that college just isn't worth it in the age of startups. He's giving 20 bright young people $100,000 each to start a company instead. .

Hear are a few people who has bucked the trend and have achieved fame despite being college dropouts. apart from Steve Jobs, Zuckerberg and Bill Gates 

  1. Matt Mullenweg started WordPress, which now powers 16% of the web. 
  2. Arash Ferdowsi ,co-founder of DropBox, estimated $4 billion,  dropped out of MIT. 
  3. Aron Levie started Box, which has an estimated valuation of $3 billion. 
  4. David Karp founder of Tumblr,  never even graduated high school
  5. At age 19, Pete Cashmore , launched the tech site Mashable and never attended college  

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May 1, 2015

February 4, 2014

US Makes Up 57% of the World's 90 Billionaires

US global billionaires vs rest of the world
While  Technology Firms are most often seen as the Golden goose when it comes o generate wealth  with Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Larry Ellison leading the list . However there have been many billionaires from other industries as diverse as Financial Investments,Media,Food and Beverages Sports, Retail and so on . The chart above shows the list of  the industries that makes up the highest Billionaires and most of them has been self made  .

1. Investments: 100 billionaires
2. Technology: 51 billionaires
3. Media: 37
4. Energy: 35
5. Food and Beverage*: 31
5. Service*: 31
7. Fashion and Retail: 28
8. Real Estate: 27
9. Manufacturing: 18
10. Sports: 15

 Of the 90 tech billionaires in the world, 57% are Americans. Looked at another way: While 12% of U.S. billionaires made their fortunes in tech, just 5% of non-American billionaires did.

Tags: Billionaires ,richest, Investments, technology, infographic,

March 6, 2013

The World's Youngest Billionaires in 2013: Forbes Top 5

The World's Youngest Billionaires: 29 Under 40 - Forbes: There are 1,426 billionaires in the world this year. They are the wealthiest of the wealthy. But only 29 members of this elite list are under 40 years old, with that exciting combination of money and youth.

Those 29 have a total of $119 billion between them. Ten come from the technology sector, including four from social networking giant Facebook. Eleven come from the United States, the rest from countries abroad. Five are newcomers to the billionaire ranks. Read the full list below

No. 1: Dustin Moskovitz
Age: 28
Net Worth: $3.8 billion

No. 2: Mark Zuckerberg
Age: 28
Net Worth: $13.3 billion

No. 3: Albert von Thurn und Taxis
Age: 29
Net Worth: $1.5 billion

Yang Huiyan

Net Worth
$5.7 B

Eduardo SaverinNetWorth: $2.2billion

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