Twenty Billionaires Who Started With Nothing

BusinessWeek has a piece on twenty billionaires who started with nothing. A few of these billionaires made their money on real estate, software, or oil and gas.

  • Sheldon Adelson
  • Carl Berg
  • Stephen Bisciotti
  • Leon Charney
  • John Paul DeJoria
  • Larry Ellison
  • Alan Gerry
  • Alec Gores
  • Harold Hamm
  • George Joseph
  • Kirk Kerkorian
  • Ken Langone
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Carl Lindner Jr.
  • David Murdock
  • Thomas Peterffy
  • Howard Schultz
  • Kenny Troutt
  • Albert Ueltschi
  • Oprah Winfrey

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