By the time Maye Musk heard her son tell his classmates in grade school the exact distance between the moon and the Earth, she was absolutely certain that Elon would go a long way. She was right. What they were not prepared for was how far Elon would go. Elon Musk co-founded PayPal, Tesla Motors and SolarCity. He single-handedly funded one of his companies, SpaceX. He is, without a doubt, a genius.
Now the owner of Harpo, her own production company, Oprah reached the peak of success by doing what she does best—talk. Talk shows are never the same again after Oprah Winfrey took over and forever changed the course of media history. “The Oprah Winfrey Show” lasted for almost three decades earning its legendary host countless of accolades and hosting awards.
Ela Bhatt, also known fondly as the “gentle revolutionist,” has dedicated her life to improving the lives of India’s poorest and most oppressed women workers in addition to becoming India’s most well-known and prominent women’s rights activists. She pioneered and founded the grassroots women trade union association called the Self Employed Women’s Association in 1972.
There are many ways to become a billionaire. One is talent. World–class talent is now very easy to discover ever since the Internet made Earth a global village. Another one is bankable business. While the economy is not looking promising for investors, it is the brave ones that strike gold. Talent combined with a bankable business is sure to land anyone on the Forbes list.
There are no words to describe the kind of heart Muhammad Yunus has. As a Nobel laureate and the founder of “Grameen Bank,” Yunus thrived without being swallowed by the perennially-twisted system of banking. To say that “it is the creativity of the human minds which will solve the problem” is quite a declaration, but it is his faith in the intellect and innate kindness of the human race that makes him so inspiring. With the kind of tutelage he had – an Economics Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University – he could venture effortlessly into business.