Mesmerising Facts About 10 Billionaires
Bangalore: The March 2012 Forbes list of the richest people in the world has enclosed the usual aspects about the life of Carlos Slim, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet Larry Ellison and others.
Besides the great success stories of these billionaires, it's their interesting habits, rituals, unusual behaviors, uncommon beliefs and even phobias which will fascinate you more, reports unmaskingthemillionaires.com
10. Karl Albrecht
Net worth: $25.4 Billion
Date of Birth: 20 February 1920
Country of Citizenship: Germany
Fascinating facts: Karl Albrecht is the wealthiest man of Germany and the founder of ALDI discount stores. Albrecht, the German entrepreneur, had established the ALDI in store 1961 with his brother Theo Albrecht. The store was originally set up by his mother in 1913, as a small grocery shop. It's quite surprising to note that, ALDI which was a small grocery shop, today has grown into a chain of supermarket.
Most memorable quote: "The typical human life seems to be quite unplanned, undirected, unlived, and unsavored. Only those who consciously think about the adventure of living as a matter of making choices among options, which they have found for themselves, ever establish real self-control and live their lives fully."
9. Li Ka-shing
Net worth: $25.5 Billion
Date of Birth: 13 June 1928
Country of Citizenship: Hong Kong
Fascinating facts: Li Ka-shing prefers having a modest way of living inspite of being one among the top 10 richest man of the world. Shing didn't have a comfortable childhood life, at an early age of 15 years, he lost his father and hence he was forced to drop out school. He started of his career with a job which made him work for 16 hours a day. Then in 1950, he stormed into the world of business. Shing, who is known to be business magnate and philanthropist, donated about $1.41 billion to charity over the last couple of years.
Most memorable quote: "Vision is perhaps our greatest strength..it has kept us alive to the power and continuity of thought through the centuries, it makes us peer into the future and lends shape to the unknown."