Is money the value of Wealth?

Money is a good that acts as a medium of exchange in transactions. Classically it is said that money acts as a unit of account, a store of value, and a medium of exchange.We are working very hard so we can earn money.The perception general is believed that someone wealth is valued in money.It is not every day that we find words of wisdom from the rich and famous. In fact most of Asian richest profess differing theories and techniques of reaching their life’s paramount. Through their massive wealth, they share a common ground, humbleness. Their words of wisdom are much to appraise. Well, here is an inside scoop of what 5 of the Richest Entrepreneurs in Asia may tell you if you happen to meet them via their life’s famous quotes.

Their words of wisdom are much to appraise.

Famous Quotes from Li Ka Shing – “Businesspeople in general shouldn’t have an overly narrow view of their industry, they need a 360-degree perspective and to look at everything from all possible angles” when expressing interest in European markets when many see otherwise. His core philosophy has always been “Set your goals high; make friends with different kinds of people; enjoy simple pleasures. Stand on high ground; sit on level ground; walk on expansive ground“. These are the words written in Chinese calligraphy at the back of his work desk.

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 Famous Quotes from Laskhmi Mittal – “At the end of the day you have to keep emotions away”, “hard work certainly goes a long way. These days a lot of people work hard, so you have to make sure you work even harder and really dedicate yourself to what you are doing and setting out to achieve”,” Everyone experiences tough times, it is a measure of your determination and dedication how you deal with them and how you can come through them”,” Always think outside the box and embrace opportunities that appear, wherever they might be”,” When people can see which direction the leaders are going in it becomes easier to motivate them”

Lee Shau Kee – “Work hard and persevere. Clear enough”, “save your first bucket of gold” – or small fortune — from work, but then use it for investments. Don’t just park money in the bank. “For men, find a job that you will be happy with and work hard at. Women, in line with an old Chinese proverb, should marry the right man. Don’t marry too early in life. It’s better to work hard when young and establish a career first. For those already successful, money can become a controlling factor in life and make you a slave to it. One way to avoid that: Philanthropy. Giving away money to the right cause, with a leveraged effect and your own involvement in how it is spent, will give you peace of mind; try to maximize the number of people that can benefit from an individual contribution”

 

Azim Premji – “The new team is in the saddle”, “It is no longer the issue of whether one should focus on China, or India versus China, but of India and China”, “We believe this combination of excellence in operations and strong execution of our strategy is critical to achieve our vision. We will continue to focus on both in future as well”, “In our way of working, we attach a great deal of importance to humility and honesty; With respect for human values, we promise to serve our customers with integrity”, “Character is one factor that will guide all our actions and decisions. We invested in uncompromising integrity that helped us take difficult stands in some of the most difficult business situations”

 

Robert Kuok – “Wealth should be used for two main purposes. One: for the generation of greater wealth; in other words, you continue to invest, creating prosperity and jobs in the country. Two: part of your wealth should be applied to the betterment of mankind, either by acts of pure philanthropy or by investment in research and development along the frontiers of science, space, health care and so forth”

No 5: Mike Adenuga, Nigeria

$4.3 billion

Nicknamed “the Guru” in his native Nigeria, this guy represents the “Nigerian Dream” he started as a cab driver and security guard in USA to fund his studies. He made his first million at age 26 selling lace and distributing Coca-Cola in Nigeria. However, he lost two telecom licenses lost a bank, fled into exile and still went on to become one of the richest black men in the world. He owns Equitorial Trust Bank and Consolidated Oil, which carries out crude oil drilling, refining and marketing.

Mike Adenuga

No 4: Johann Rupert & family, South Africa

$4.7billion

the 61-year old who heads Richemont, an umbrella company for the likes of Dunhill and Montblanc. He is the chairman of the Swiss-based luxury goods company Richemont as well as of the South Africa based company Remgro. He is Chancellor of the University of Stellenbosch, in South Africa’s wine country where he has an office. With family relatives, owns two of South Africa’s best known vineyards, Rupert & Rothschild and L’Ormarins; also owns one of the country’s most exclusive golf clubs.

Johann Rupert

No 3: Nassef Sawiris, Egypt

$6.75 billion

He runs the country’s most valuable publicly-traded company – Orascom Construction Industries. Fifty-year-old Sawiris makes a bit of extra cash through stakes in cement firm Lafarge and Texas Industries.

Nassef Sawiris

No 2: Nicky Oppenheimer, South Africa

$6.5 billion

66-year-old South African Nicky Oppenheimer, who has total a $6.5billion (£4.1billion) fortune through the lucrative diamond trade.
He took the helm of world famous De Beers in 1998, but sold a 40 per cent stake in the company to Anglo American, which was founded by his grandfather, for $5.1billion.

Nicky Oppenheimer

No 1: Aliko Dangote, Nigeria

$25.1 billion

The 54-year old started selling building materials when was 21 before moving on to trade in commodties like oil,gas,textiles and flour. His Lagos-based company is Africa’s biggest cement manufacturer and it also makes enormously popular food products such as noodles, spaghetti and milk

 

Richest people in Europe

Moscow now home to more billionaires than any other city in the world. The city has 79 billionaires, and Russia has the most billionaires in Europe. Germany is in second place with 52 and UK third with 32 billionaires.

 

No 5: Vladimir Lisin, Russia

$24 billion

He is a Russian businessman specialised in the steel industry. He is considered by the Forbes magazine to
be the richest man in Russia with an estimated net worth of $24 billion and number 14 richest people in
World, judging by the Forbes magazine (2011). .

Vladimir Lisin

No 4: Stefan Persson, Sweden

$24.5 billion

Has run Swedish retailer, founded by his father, for 29 years. The hip clothing chain now has 1,700 stores
in 24 countries. Heads cheap chic fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz; H&M known for bringing in big
names like Madonna, Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney and Kylie Minogue to design affordable
collections for its 1,700 stores.

Stefan Person

No 3: Karl Albrecht, Germany

$25.5 billion

Entrepreneur who founded the discount supermarket chain Aldi with his brother Theo. Theo, transformed
their mother’s corner grocery store into Aldi after World War II. Brothers split ownership in 1961;
Karl took the stores in southern Germany, plus the rights to the brand in the U.K., Australia and the U.S

Karl Albrecht

No 2: Amancio Ortega, Spain

$31 Billion

Amancio Ortega stepped down as chairman of Inditex, the $15.8bn (sales) fashion firm in January. The
firm operates under brand names including Zara, Massimo Dutti and Stradivarius. He still gets
87% of his fortune from his stake in the publicly traded firm.

Amncio Ortega

No 1: Bernard Arnault

$41 Billion

The richest European thanks to shares of his luxury goods outfit LVMH – maker of Louis Vuitton etc

Bernard Arnault

 

Here’s a closer look at the five leading women entrepreneurs of Africa.

Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu

 

 

 

 

 

When she started in 2004 with the name soleRebels, Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu exactly knew where her enterprise of making hand-crafted shoes would take not only her but also her local community in Addis Ababa. According to her, the fine and skilled artisans employed from her local community (in Ethiopia) form the backbone of the company and the essentials of the company’s ethics. With the joy of spreading a bit of their cultural heritage with every shoe crafted, Alemu has emerged as a commendable entrepreneur consolidating her business in less than a decade with her gumption. Owing to Alemu’s grits and dedication towards soleRebels today, the company is the only achiever of WFTO fair Trade Certified Footwear Company title worldwide. Following the success of her business, Alemu was invited by Bill Clinton for addressing as a speaker by The Clinton Global Initiative’s panel. Subsequently in the year 2011, Alemu was again given the distinct honor by the World Bank Managing Director Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, she was the first African woman entrepreneur to get the invitation ever. In the same year, she received global recognition for entrepreneurship by different institutions. soleRebels was among the top 5 finalists of the 2011 Legatum Africa Awards For Entrepreneurship. Alemu gives workshops & mentorship to young rural girls for their economic empowerment and to equip them with self-reliance. Alemu envisages coming 3 years as the period of expansion of her business beyond Ethiopia in more than 10 locations with annual revenues topping $10 mill.

Carmen Tal

 

 

 

 

 

 

A sheer entrepreneur, Carmen Tal is popularly hailed as ‘The Leading Lady of Moroccan Oil’. From being a salon owner to being the mother of a huge beauty enterprise, Tal’s journey has been quite interesting. After being disappointed by an awful hair color service when Tal underwent an argan oil treatment, she was spellbound by its unmatched benefits and decided to bring these benefits to the women across the globe. Thus, in partnership with her now ex-husband, she bought the firm importing argan oil to the US and started her business with a single brand. This was the turning point of her life as well as her career. Having grown immensely in span of 6 years i.e. from a core team of merely ten in 2006 to more than three hundred employees today, Tal will be launching 12 luxury body care products in 2012 to bring innovation and quality to the salon-experience worldwide. Her enterprise is a multi-million business that has made her the queen of argan oil trade. While her business is currently on its high, Tal plans to develop newer products in the subsequent years to enhance the mesmerizing feel of salons for all her customers/clients.

Divine Ndhlukuka

 

 

 

 

 

Founder and Managing Director of Zimbabwe’s first ISO certified Security Company SECURICO; Divine Ndhlukula has risen above all odds of life to make her company a success.

The company is presently a leader in provision of bespoke guarding services and cutting-edge electronic security solutions. While setting up her business in the male-dominated industry was no cakewalk for Divine, she has taken her company within 15 years to the highs she dreamt of. The $13 million (revenues) company presently has more than 3,400 employees – 900 out of which are women. Having won several accolades for the entrepreneurship, her company was awarded the prestigious Legatum Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship last year. With numerous educational degrees and profound work experience from her past jobs, Divine has established an empire of security services that now gives a tough competition to Security giants like Midsec and Fawcett. “Our vision as SECURICO is that we become a leading security organization in the Southern African Development Community region and continue to grow at the targeted rates and make our company a truly international business” says Divine.

Adenike Ogunles

 

 

 

 

 

She started her business in 1996 by selling merely pajamas in the boot of her car and in bazaars and today, Adenike Ogunlesi is the proud owner and CEO of Ruff ‘n’ Tumble, an apparel range for children that is based in Nigeria. Her story dates back to the time when she dropped out of college with uncertainty of future and began working with her mother in the tailor shop. This helped her gain immense work experience. Owing to her work experience and excellent entrepreneurship skills, she has secured her place among the best manufacturers of children’s clothing in Nigeria. In today’s time, Ruff ‘N’ Tumble stands tall with 50 employees. As the demand for her clothing range augmented, Adenike expanded over the years. She recently opened two new outlets in Port Harcourt and Surulere, Lagos. Adenike Was quoted saying,” We don’t export now. Export to the West African coast, yes, all along the West African coast, yes, but to say, America or to England, I’m not interested in it at all. If 40 percent of the 120 million people in Nigeria are children, I have the potential of a huge market here.” Despite of facing numerous challenges, Adenike has established her enterprise as a towering business line and she was recognized as the FATE Foundation Model Entrepreneur in 2005. Now, Ruff ‘n’ Tumble is a brand opted over the others in the range of children’s clothing in Nigeria.

Khanyi Dhlomo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once called “the sweetheart of African Media”, Khanyi Dhlomo started her career in Media works at the age of 20. Having begun with South African Broadcast media, SABC 1 she is presently the Managing Director of Ndalo Media which she founded in 2007 in collaboration with Media 24 and through this media house she publishes two magazines, Destiny magazine & Destiny Man. Also, the online media DestinyConnect.com is an integral part of Ndalo Media. In the past she had worked for True Love magazine, a women-magazine of repute and at South Africa’s Tourism Board in Paris, which laid the foundation of inception of her enterprise. While she was appointed as the editor of True Love magazine, Dhlomo succeeded in capturing maximum audience.

This passionate way of working was an asset for Dhlomo. Her current area of work i.e. Destiny magazine is a monthly issue where texts on topics like business, lifestyle, fashion etc find a convenient place. Unique at its heart, every issue of Destiny is created with an outlook to inform and inspire the smart women who are keen on business activities or entrepreneurship. Its counterpart for men is ‘Destiny Man’ that focuses on business-activities, fashion, grooming etc and provides the scope for empowerment of men by connecting them locally. With a foresight in Media and a visionary sense, Dhlomo started destinyconnect.com that was the online media section of her enterprise. She is also the Independent Non-Executive Director at THE FOSCHINI GROUP LTD. Recipient of global honorary recognition and selected by World Economic Forum as a Young Global leader, Dhlomo is a diligent entrepreneur who has made her way from all the curves of life to the top of Media works.

The top 32 in USA richest people

  • 1. Washington: Bill Gates – $76 billion (Microsoft)
  • 2. Nebraska: Warren Buffett – $58 billion (Berkshire Hathaway)
  • 3. California: Larry Ellison – $48 billion (Founder of Oracle)
  • 4. Kansas: Charles Koch – $40 billion (Chairman of Koch Industries, largest private company in the US)
  • 5. New York: David Koch – $40 billion (EVP of Koch Industries, largest private company in the US)
  • 6. Nevada: Sheldon Adelson – $37.5 billion (Las Vegas Sands casino)
  • 7. Wyoming: Christy Walton – $36.7 billion (Walmart)
  • 8. Texas: Alice Walton – $35 billion (Walmart)
  • 9. Arkansas: Jim Walton – $34.2 billion (Walmart)
  • 10. Virginia: Jacqueline Mars – $21 billion (Mars Candy Company)
  • 11. Oregon: Phil Knight – $18.4 billion (Nike)
  • 12. Massachusetts: Abigail Johnson – $17.3 billion (Fidelity Investments)
  • 13. Georgia: Anne Cox Chambers – $15.5 billion (Cox Enterprises, cable TV, radio, newspapers)
  • 14. Colorado: Charles Ergen – $15 billion (Founder of DISH Network)
  • 15. Oklahoma: Harold Hamm – $14.6 billion (Continental Resources, oil exploration)
  • 16. Connecticut: Ray Dalio – $14.4 billion (Bridgewater Associates, investment management)
  • 17. Missouri: Jack Taylor – $12.8 billion (Enterprise Rent-A-Car)
  • 18. Hawaii: Pierre Omidyar – $8.2 billion (eBay)
  • 19. North Carolina: James Goodnight – $7.5 billion (SAS Software)
  • 20. New Jersey: Donald Newhouse – $8.5 billion (Advance Publications, The New Yorker, GQ, Vogue, Reddit.com)
  • 21. Wisconsin: John Menard – $7.5 billion (Menards hardware and home improvement chain)
  • 22. Michigan: Richard Devos – $7 billion (Amway, Orlando Magic)
  • 23. Florida: Micky Arison – $6.6 billion (Carnival Cruise Lines, Miami Heat)
  • 24. Tennessee: Thomas Frist – $6.1 billion (Kentucky Fried Chicken, Hospital Corp of America)
  • 25. Montana: Dennis Washington – $6 billion (The Washington Companies, mining, construction)
  • 26. Indiana: Gayle Cook – $5.8 billion (Cook Group, medical equipment manufacturer)
  • 27. New Hampshire: Patrick McGovern – $5.7 billion (International Data Group)
  • 28. Ohio: Leslie Wexner – $5.6 billion (Limited Brands, Victoria’s Secret, Bath and Body Works)
  • 29. Illinois: Ken Griffin – $5.2 billion (Citadel LLC hedge fund)
  • 30. Arizona: Bruce Halle – $5 billion (Founder of Discount Tires)
  • 31. Minnesota: Barbara Carlson Gage – $4.4 billion (Carlson Inc, owner of TGI Friday’s, Radisson hotels)
  • 32. Maryland: Ted Lerner – $4 billion (Lerner Enterprises, real estate, Washington Nationals)                                                                                                                                                                                    
  • 15 Billionaires Who Were Once Dirt Poor

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    Wealth tends to create more wealth, but a rich background is not the only way to the top. Some of the world’s wealthiest people started out dirt poor. All from humble beginnings, these 15 people not only climbed to the top of their industries but also became some of the richest people in the world.Although the rich do get richer, these rags-to-riches stories remind us that through determination, grit, and a bit of luck anyone can overcome their circumstances and achieve extraordinary success.


    Kenny Troutt, the founder of Excel Communications, paid his way through college by selling life insurance.

    Kenny Troutt, the founder of Excel Communications, paid his way through college by selling life insurance.

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    Net worth: $1.7 billion (as of Sept. 2013)

    Troutt grew up with a bartender dad and paid for his own tuition at Southern Illinois University by selling life insurance. He made most of his money from phone company Excel Communications, which he founded in 1988 and took public in 1996. Two years later, Troutt merged his company with Teleglobe in a $3.5 billion deal.

    He’s now retired and invests heavily in racehorses.

    Starbucks’ Howard Schultz grew up in a housing complex for the poor.

    Starbucks' Howard Schultz grew up in a housing complex for the poor.

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    Net worth: $2 billion (as of Sept. 2013)

    In an interview with British tabloid Mirror, Schultz says: “Growing up I always felt like I was living on the other side of the tracks. I knew the people on the other side had more resources, more money, happier families. And for some reason, I don’t know why or how, I wanted to climb over that fence and achieve something beyond what people were saying was possible. I may have a suit and tie on now but I know where I’m from and I know what it’s like.”

    Schultz ended up winning a football scholarship to the University of Northern Michigan and went to work for Xerox after graduation. Shortly after, he took over a coffee shop called Starbucks, which at the time had only 60 shops. Schultz became the company’s CEO in 1987 and grew the coffee chain to more than 16,000 outlets worldwide.

    Investor Ken Langone’s parents worked as a plumber and cafeteria worker.

    Investor Ken Langone's parents worked as a plumber and cafeteria worker.

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    Net worth: $2.1 billion (as of Sept. 2013)

    To help pay for Langone’s school at Bucknell University, he worked odd jobs and his parents mortgaged their home.

    In 1968, Langone worked with Ross Perot to take Electronic Data Systems (HP) public. Just two years later, he partnered with Bernard Marcus to start Home Depot, which also went public in 1981.

    Born into poverty, Oprah Winfrey became the first African American TV correspondent in Nashville.

    Born into poverty, Oprah Winfrey became the first African American TV correspondent in Nashville.

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    Net worth: $2.9 billion (as of Sept. 2013)

    Winfrey was born into a poor family in Mississippi, but this didn’t stop her from winning a scholarship to Tennessee State University and becoming the first African American TV correspondent in the state at the age of 19.

    In 1983, Winfrey moved to Chicago to work for an AM talk show which would later be called “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”

    At one time, businessman Shahid Khan washed dishes for $1.20 an hour.

    At one time, businessman Shahid Khan washed dishes for $1.20 an hour.

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    Net worth: $3.8 billion (as of Sept. 2013)

    He’s now one of the richest people in the world, but when Khan came to the U.S. from Pakistan, he worked as a dishwasher while attending the University of Illinois. Khan now owns Flex-N-Gate, one of the largest private companies in the U.S., the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars, and Premier League soccer club Fulham.

    Mega-resort owner Kirk Kerkorian dropped out of school in the eighth grade to become a boxer.

    Mega-resort owner Kirk Kerkorian dropped out of school in the eighth grade to become a boxer.

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    Net worth: $3.9 billion (as of Sept. 2013)

    To financially help his Armenian-immigrant family, Kerkorian dropped out of school in the eighth grade and later would become a boxer called “Rifle Right Kerkorian.” During World War II, Kerkorian worked for Britain’s Royal Air Force. He eventually turned his interest to constructing many of Las Vegas’ biggest resorts and hotels.

    John Paul DeJoria, the man behind a hair-care empire and Patron Tequila, once lived in a foster home and his car.

    John Paul DeJoria, the man behind a hair-care empire and Patron Tequila, once lived in a foster home and his car.

    Net worth: $4 billion (as of Sept. 2013)

    Before the age of 10, DeJoria, a first generation American, sold Christmas cards and newspapers to help support his family. He was eventually sent to live in a foster home and even spent some time in a gang before joining the military.

    With a $700 dollar loan, DeJoria created John Paul Mitchell Systems and sold the shampoo door-to-door while living in his car. He later started Patron Tequila, and now invests in other industries.

    Forever 21 founder Do Won Chang worked as a janitor, gas station attendant, and in a coffee shop when he first moved to America.

    Net worth: $5 billion (as of Sept. 2013)

    The husband-and-wife team — Do Won Chang and Jin Sook — behind Forever 21 didn’t always have it so easy. After moving to America from Korea in 1981, Do Won had to work three jobs at the same time to make ends meet. They opened their first clothing store in 1984.

    Forever 21 is now an international, 480-store empire that rakes in around $3 billion in sales a year.

    Ralph Lauren was once a clerk at Brooks Brothers dreaming of men’s ties.

    Ralph Lauren was once a clerk at Brooks Brothers dreaming of men's ties.

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    Net worth: $7.7 billion (as of Sept. 2013)

    Lauren graduated high school in the Bronx, N.Y., but later dropped out of college to join the Army. It was while working as a clerk at Brooks Brothers that Lauren questioned whether men were ready for wider and brighter designs in ties. The year he decided to make his dream a reality, 1967, Lauren sold $500,000 worth of ties. He started Polo the next year.

    Luxury goods mogul Francois Pinault quit high school in 1974 after being bullied for being poor.

    Luxury goods mogul Francois Pinault quit high school in 1974 after being bullied for being poor.

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    Net worth: $15 billion (as of March 2013)

    Pinault is now the face of fashion conglomerate Kering (formerly PPR), but at one time, he had to quit high school because he was teased so harshly for being poor. As a businessman, Pinault is known for his “predator” tactic, which includes buying smaller firms for a fraction of the cost when the market crashed. He eventually started PPR, which owns high-end fashion houses including Gucci, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, and Yves Saint Laurent.

    Leonardo Del Vecchio grew up in an orphanage and later worked in a factory where he lost part of his finger.

    Leonardo Del Vecchio grew up in an orphanage and later worked in a factory where he lost part of his finger.

    Net worth: $15.3 billion (as of March 2013)

    Del Vecchio was one of five children who was eventually sent to an orphanage because his widow mother couldn’t care for him. He would later work in a factory making molds of auto parts and eyeglass frames.

    At the age of 23, Del Vecchio opened his own molding shop, which expanded to become the world’s largest maker of sunglasses and prescription eyeware with brands like Ray-Ban and Oakley.

    Legendary trader George Soros survived the Nazi occupation of Hungary and arrived in London as an impoverished college student.

    Net worth: $20 billion (as of Sept. 2013)

    In his early teens, Soros posed as the godson of an employee of the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture in order to stay safe from the Nazi occupation of Hungary. In 1947, Soros escaped the country to live with his relatives in London. He put himself through the London School of Economics working as a waiter and railway porter.

    After graduating, Soros worked at a souvenir shop before getting a job as a banker in New York City. In 1992, his famous bet against the British pound made him a billion dollars.

    After his father died, business magnate Li Ka-shing had to quit school to help support his family.

    After his father died, business magnate Li Ka-shing had to quit school to help support his family.

    Net worth: $31 billion (as of March 2013)

    Ka-shing fled mainland China for Hong Kong in the 1940s, but his father died when he was 15, leaving Ka-shing responsible for supporting his family. In 1950, he started his own company, Cheung Kong Industries, which manufactured plastics at first but would later expand into real estate.

    Harold Simmons grew up in a shack with no plumbing or electricity.

    Harold Simmons grew up in a shack with no plumbing or electricity.

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    Net worth: $40 billion (as of Sept. 2013)

    As one of the richest people in the world, Simmons grew up in a “shack” without plumbing or electricity. He managed to get accepted to the University of Texas where he earned a bachelor’s and masters in economics.

    Simmons got his first big break buying a chain of drugstores, which would later sell for $50 million. He went on to become an expert in corporate buyouts.

    Simmons recently passed away at the age of 82.

    Oracle’s Larry Ellison dropped out of college after his adoptive mother died and held odd jobs for eight years.

    Oracle's Larry Ellison dropped out of college after his adoptive mother died and held odd jobs for eight years.

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    Net worth: $41 billion (as of Sept. 2013)Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to a single mother, Ellison was raised by his aunt and uncle in Chicago. After his aunt died, Ellison dropped out of college and moved to California to work odd jobs for the next eight years. He founded software development company Oracle in 1977, which is now one of the largest technology companies in the world.

    You will make it .

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Heaven to gain ,Hell to shun(Global leaders bring happiness unto your people)

What is Hell?Is it a place of eternal torment? “And in hell lift up his eyes ,being in torments..”Luke 16vs23.Hell The abode of condemned souls and devils in some religions; the place of eternal punishment for the wicked after death, presided over by Satan.b. A state of separation from God; exclusion from God’s presence.2. The abode of the dead, identified with the Hebrew Sheol and the Greek Hades; the underworld. A situation or place of evil, misery, discord, or destruction: Various theories on the location of hell have been put forward. A traditional view is that hell is in the center of the earth. Others propose that hell is located in outer space in a black hole. In the Old Testament, the word translated “hell” is Sheol; in the New Testament, it’s Hades (meaning “unseen”) and Gehenna (“the Valley of Hinnom”). Sheol is also translated as “pit” and “grave.” Both Sheol and Hades refer to a temporary abode of the dead before judgment (Psalm 9:17; Revelation 1:18). Gehenna refers to an eternal state of punishment for the wicked dead (Mark 9:43).The idea that hell is below us, perhaps in the center of the earth, comes from passages such as Luke 10:15: “And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell” (KJV). Also, in 1 Samuel 28:13-15, the medium of Endor sees the spirit of Samuel “coming up out of the ground.” We should note, however, that neither of these passages is concerned with the geographic location of hell. Capernaum’s being thrust “down” is probably a reference to their being condemned rather than a physical direction. And the medium’s vision of Samuel was just that: a vision.
In the King James Version, Ephesians 4:9 says that before Jesus ascended into heaven, “he also descended . . . into the lower parts of the earth.” Some Christians take “the lower parts of the earth” as a reference to hell, where they say Jesus spent the time between His death and resurrection. However, the New International Version gives a better translation: “he also descended to the lower, earthly regions.” This verse simply says that Jesus came to earth. It’s a reference to His incarnation, not to His location after death.War is Hell this were the words of General   William T. Sherman in 1863.The earliest version dates back to 1863, after the fall of Vicksburg, when Sherman’s troops were crossing a pontoon bridge over the Pearl River at Jackson, Miss. According to eyewitness John Koolbeck, a soldier from Iowa, Sherman watched the crossing from the water’s edge and then said to the passing troops, “War is hell, boys.” Another account has Sherman delivering the line in a graduation address at the Michigan Military Academy on June 19, 1879. Still a third account says that Sherman made the famous statement in a speech before a group of Union veterans in Columbus,  on Aug. 11, 1880. At other times, he did state, “War is cruel and you cannot refine it” and “War at best is barbarism.”If war is nearer to Hell .l think we should take life serious .How many people have died in Syria,Afghanistan ,Libya,Central Africa Republic,Somalia ,South Sudan.If we are going to be judged in Heaven and if other people are starting living misery because of war.Who is behind this ?Life is a journey.The permanent members of Security Council are largest manufacturers of military hardware.The right hand is busy preaching peace while the left hand is busy destroying the same peace.In Syria some super powers are supporting the rebels and others supporting the government.Where  are this guys getting military hardware continuing their operations of civil war?Go through this link https://www.google.co.zw/search?q=Syria+war&client=firefox-a&hs=qYl&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=nFR7U8PdC4arO6KbgKAD&ved=0CEMQsAQ&biw=1600&bih=829.The beautiful country of Syria have been  turned to hell ,almost the half population are homeless and fled to neighboring countries ,hundred thousands died , others have been maimed  and all this are innocent people can’t even see the dream of tomorrow.l think war is associated with evil spirit ,you might kill the person you don’t want  but the spirit will jump unto other people. Lets first deal with the hell spirit called unrest in Syria,Lybia ,CAR,Somalia,Nigeria Boko Harum.We have lost many people because of war.The self interest and also permanent interest    .Lord Palmerston (Henry John Temple). According to wikipedia, he actually said: “Therefore I say that it is a narrow policy to suppose that this country or that is to be marked out as the eternal ally or the perpetual enemy of England. We have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and those interests it is our duty to follow.” The rebels in South Sudan,Boko Harum etc have sophisticated artillery but people in those regions are in poverty.The Boko Harum is really extremist ,l have friends who are Islam they don’t even believe in wicked operations of this group.Lets remember that we are not here permanent on earth ,there is a place we will go after death which is between heaven and hell.Hell is real and heaven is real.lets shun the works of hell and lets all gain heaven.lets contribute to happiness of mankind.lets stop the hell life people are going through global ,lets fight poverty,wars,sectarian and conquer terrorism .lets bring oneness in our leaders.Global leaders of all nations use God’s wisdom to rule the people ,they are not yours but they belong to God .No one is bigger than the global world we are all equal.Lets respect humanity and we can’t watch innocent people being slaughtered like chickens ,people dieing of hunger ,diseases etc.Lets share equal the natural resources in our countries with our people whether its oil,precious minerals etc.Lets bring heaven unto our people which is happiness and joy.

The Bible actually talks about three heavens.  The first heaven is where the birds fly and the clouds reside.  The second heaven is where the sun, the moon, and the stars abide.  But the third heaven is where the very throne of God resides and where Jesus presently sits at the right hand of the Father.  Heaven is a real place and there are angels there who all day, and all night, 24/7 declare, “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory“(Isaiah 6:3).  When Isaiah got a glimpse of heaven, he fell to the ground and felt that he would be struck dead. In Isaiah 6:1-5 he reveals an amazing look that he had at the throne of heaven, “I saw the Lord. high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple.  Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying.  And they were calling to one
another: ,“holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.” At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke. “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined!  For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”When Jesus began His ministry, the first thing He told everyone was: “Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” (Matthew 4:17). Then in Matthew 6:33, He encourages everyone to seek “first” the Kingdom of God and His righteousness for then they would have what they needed for life. We think of Heaven as a place in the sky where God lives, but Heaven can begin right here on earth. Jesus taught us to pray to our Heavenly Father and ask for His Kingdom to come and His Will to be done right here on earth just like it is in Heaven. (Matthew 6:9-13). He would not ask us to pray for something that could not happen.
The Kingdom of Heaven actually begins when we start living in a righteous relationship with God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit right here on earth. The Kingdom of Heaven is not just a place but a way of life. The opposite of the Kingdom of Heaven is the realm of darkness or hell. Everyone is going to live in either Heaven or hell for all eternity; there is no other choice. But the choice is up to each individual and no one else can make that choice for another. Before one can make a wise choice about eternity, they need to know the advantages and disadvantages of their choice, so let’s look at some of the Advantages of Heaven versus some of the disadvantages of hell. Advantages of Heaven …

  • Light ,Love,Joy ,Peace ,Kindness ,Goodness
  • Fellowship ,Forgiveness ,Eternal Life ,And so much more ..
  • Disadvantages of hell …darknes,hatred ,crying ,torment ,hostility,cruelty,loneliness,punishment ,eternal death ,And so much worse ...

 Lets know this earth its not our permanent home ,don’t ever think when you die that’s all.There is another chapter of life after physical life.Lets shun racism check this link http://sfglobe.com/?id=747  ,segregation ,evil works

l love you with the love of my Lord Jesus Christ.We are one people white /black and no matter your religion.God bless you.lets shun hell and gain heaven

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Persevere ,beware of dream killers

Success is the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.Many great achievers have written inspiring statements about success.We need staying power in the journey to success.In order to succeed , your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure,Bill Cosby  once said.Success is not final ,failure is not fatal : it is the courage to continue that counts ,Winston Churchill wrote.Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other ,United States ‘ 16th president Abraham Lincoln said.The price of success is hard work ,dedication to the job at hand and the determination that whether we win or lose ,we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand ,Vince Lombardi once said.Formal education will make you a living ;self-education will make you a fortune ,Jim John is believed to have said.Develop success from failures , discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success ,said Dale Carnegie. Booker T Washington said success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.To  succeed in life ,you need two things :ignorance and confidence said Mark Twain.

Many people have dreams ,but because of challenges they give up early.All you need  is the staying power.Staying  power is the ability or strength to or endure.Many people could be great today ,but because of challenges-giants on the way to success they decided to quit.If you want to succeed in life , when you set your goals you need to focus.Tell yourself I will stay here until I make it.I hear most of the time people saying it never worked when they tried once to achieve their goals because they never never persevered. It is inspiring to hear people’s success stories ,but we never ask them the reasons behind their success.We need endurance to succeed.Can you hold onto a dream fore than 10years until your dream is realised ? When a farmer sows ,he/she understands the time of sowing and reaping.People these days want microwaved success.We need to learn patience and perseverance.

On the road to success  you will find giants and sharks already working in the area you want to operate in.Most of them will be holding impressive CVs and some have experience enough to intimidate you.These are the ones who will tell you: We are experienced , what can you tell us ?”They will discourage you and make sure you give up your dream.l call them dream killers.Don’t be intimidated by their level of education ,eloquence and influence in the area you are interested in .Procrastination is on of the biggest killers of greatness ,success and achievement.When you start procrastination and you start saying ,”l ‘ will do it tomorrow.” because that sense of urgency completely goes wayside.

As a continent  ,we have a dream to see the Africa we want.We want a turn around in the area of agriculture,mining,fishing,tourism ,manufacturing and many other sectors ,wars and famine coming to an end.Our economy as a continent have to function well.We have challenges and giants we are facing.Some countries have adopted some relatively commendable  policies  which can bring a shift in terms of economy-but they facing giants of lack of funding ,strong governance,strong transparency ,institutions mandated to deal with corruption to stamp their authority without fear.Sometimes when you are in government its easy to talk and less implementation.Africa have the comparative advantage when it comes to raw materials but less value addition.We loose a lot of money as we export unfinished goods to overseas and they resell them back to us with a big marginal.Why can’t we have our own value addition processing plants here in Africa. In economics, the difference between the sale price and the production cost of a product is the value added per unit. Summing value added per unit over all units sold is total value added. Total value added is
equivalent to Revenue less Outside Purchases (of materials andservices). Value Added is a higher portion of Revenue for integratedcompanies, e.g., manufacturing companies, and a lower portion of Revenue for less integrated companies, e.g., retail companies.Our competitor from other continents  will never assist us to bring beneficial concepts in our African soil because they are gaining a lot from processing our unfinished raw materials.The 2008 Nobel economics recipient ,Paul Krugman supports value addition of commodities from producer countries.The Nordic countries benefited from value addition concepts.We need people with staying power to see this programmes through.

Principles will guide us to achieve what we want as continent.We need to shift our minds from selfishness and greed in order to succeed as individuals and as a continent.God has endowed our continent with natural resources and we should be good stewards.The journey to success as continent is tough but let it be guided by integrity.The future of Africa depends on our response to the need for new breed of leaders with a new attitude.Attitude is the power of leadership.You can always make up in attitude what you lack in education.Our attitudes cannot stop our feelings ,but they can prevent our feelings from stopping us.Don’t ever  say ,”its too late for me to change.” It is never too late to make a change.Not all change is improvement but without ,there can be no improvement.The one who influences others to lead or to become leaders is a leader without limitations and l call him/her is not a dream killer.

 

Enos Denhere Bulawayo Zimbabwe email enosden@gmail.com

 

 

 

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