First job of Jeff Bezos, and humble beginnings of 3 of world’s richest men today

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Updated: Oct 08, 2017 10:10 AM

The world has seen plenty of billionaires having diverse business interests. We take a look at their professional roots and the first jobs of three of the world's richest men today: Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk.

The luxury sign, maybe — a Porche and yachts | Photo for representational purpose only.

The world had seen plenty of billionaires, richest among the rich people over the years having diversified areas of interests such as in technology, wealth management, etc. Often, people only look at the wealth, assets, position, name and fame, and don’t really know about the initial struggles and compromises of such stalwarts. Though it’s a human tendency to get attracted towards the lifestyle of rich and famous personalities, this lifestyle comes at a cost and years of hard and smart work.

We bring your attention to three men, who are among the world’s richest people today and are leaders in their respective areas of interest: Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. The common thing in all three is that each of them is top notch in their respective areas, and so influential that most discussions about those areas begin with their names. The most admired investor, and money maestro — Warren Buffett, chief of the largest online e-commerce business — Jeff Bezos, and Chief of multiple technological driven organisations and one of the top technology innovators of our times — Elon Musk. We take a look at their professional roots and the jobs they took early on in their careers.

Warren Buffett

The second-richest man in the world today, the money wizard of this century — Chairman, Berkshire Hathaway, Mr Warren Edward Buffett, might not need any introduction for his career achievements. Warren Buffett started off his career as a delivery boy for a US newspaper The Washington Post. Warren Buffett made his first investment at the age of 11 and is now cited plenty of times around the globe for his art of picking up a business and staying invested in it as it sails through. Though the start of his career was quite modest, now he is the chairman of the eighth-largest company by revenues Berkshire Hathaway, and has a net worth of around $75 billion.

Jeff Bezos

The creator and conceptualiser of the very first online business platform, Jeff Bezos also features in the list with an easy-peasy beginning to his career. By the way, Jeff Bezos is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of — the e-commerce platform which rules the world. Interestingly Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in 1994, more than four years before your everyday partner, guide, initiator of work — Google came into existence in the year 1998. It might come as a surprise to you that Jeff Bezos’ first assignment was at a McDonald’s outlet as a fry cook, and to make burgers way back in the 1980s. Now, through, he has built a huge empire in the online world and taken it to the next level which has indirectly created entry barriers. Jeff Bezos is among the top ten richest men on the with a net worth topping of about $72 billion.

Elon Musk

The technological innovator of the century and the Co-founder, Chairman & CEO of Tesla Inc, Elon Musk, also flagged off his career by writing a code for his own video game which was later sold for $500. His first formal job was as a Software engineer in the year 1983. Being a technology enthusiast he stepped on to create Tesla Inc (formerly known as Tesla Motors), which has now become one of the benchmarks in the electric vehicles space. Elon Musk heads more than five companies apart from Tesla Inc namely, SpaceX, SolarCity, Neuralink, OpenAI, and The Boring Company. Elon Musk has an estimated net worth of about $13 billion.

*All image credits: Reuters

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