10 Rags to Riches Billionaires

By siliconindia   |   Monday, 24 October 2011, 04:23 Hrs   |    5 Comments
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Steve Jobs, United States Net worth: $5.7 billion
Steve Jobs
Adopted into a working class family; grew up in apricot orchards that would later become Silicon Valley. Dropped out of Reed College because he couldn't pay the tuition; co-founded Apple in his parents' garage in 1976. Ousted from the iconic brand in 1985 after power struggle with chief John Scully. Returned to Apple in 1996, creating iPod sensation. In interim, started Pixar animation, creator of hits like Toy Story and Finding Nemo, that was later sold to Disney. Jobs now sits on Disney's board and is its largest shareholder.