As I wrote here earlier this week, I just launched my own charity/new DVD here with all profits being donated to charity and in less than 48 hours we’ve already raised $30,000+ from your DVD pre-orders…the DVD will be ready in a month and I’m SO excited to teach well and give more $ than I’ve ever given away before!
But I’m just getting started with my charitable givings…
I often like to provide inspiration to my students in the form of profiling billionaires and their lifestyles in posts like Wealthiest Counties in America and Billionaire Toys. This time we focus in on one very impressive individual. This billionaire below is a much bigger philanthropist as he just donated $25 million last month to fight Ebola and he gave nearly $1 billion away in 2013.
Mark Zuckerberg is a name known around the world. Time magazine has named him among the top 100 most influential people, and his personal wealth is estimated at more than $30 billion.
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In case you are one of the few people that don’t know who he is, Zuckerberg is famous for launching the social networking giant “Facebook” from his college dorm room at Harvard. That was in 2004, and the company has since exploded in popularity with an average 800 million users each day and IPO’d on the NASDAQ. If you want to learn more, you can also check out his profile in our series on billionaires here (https://www.timothysykes.com/blog/the-billionaire-profile-series-mark-zuckerberg/).
In honor of the his unprecedented success, Business Insider and Inc.com compiled 10 of his best quotes to inspire entrepreneurs in any industry, which includes my trading penny stocks with me.students
- “In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”
—From an October 2011 interview at Y Combinator’s Startup School in Palo Alto, California.
- “The question isn’t ‘What do we want to know about people?,’ it’s, ‘What do people want to tell about themselves?”
—From a November 2011 interview with Charlie Rose
- “I literally coded Facebook in my dorm room and launched it from my dorm room. I rented a server for $85 a month, and I funded it by putting an ad on the site, and we’ve funded ever since by putting ads on the site.”
—In the same Charlie Rose interview, Zuck spoke about the social-media giant’s humble beginnings
- “A squirrel dying in your front yard may be more relevant to your interests right now than people dying in Africa.”
—From a speech given to his colleagues at Facebook about relevance, as reported by The New York Times
- “Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.”
—In an interview with Business Insider’s Henry Blodget, Zuck opened up about innovation, management, and more. Recently, however, he announced that Facebook would be changing up this motto
- “This is a perverse thing, personally, but I would rather be in the cycle where people are underestimating us. It gives us the latitude to go out and make big bets that excite and amaze people.”
—The entrepreneur offered his thoughts on dealing with skeptics, in an interview at TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF conference in September 2012, as reported by Forbes
- “People can be really smart or have skills that are directly applicable, but if they don’t really believe in it, then they are not going to really work hard.”
—From a Stanford University speaker series on hiring the right people, given October 2005
- “People don’t care about what someone says about you in a movie — or even what you say, right? They care about what you build.”
—From an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer in July 2010
- “In Silicon Valley, you get this feeling that you have to be out here. But it’s not the only place to be. If I were starting now, I would have stayed in Boston. [Silicon Valley] is a little short-term focused and that bothers me.”
—Also from the October 2011 interview at Y Combinator’s Startup School in Palo Alto, California
- “The question I ask myself like almost every day is, ‘Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing?’ … Unless I feel like I’m working on the most important problem that I can help with, then I’m not going to feel good about how I’m spending my time.
—From Marcia Amidon Lusted’s biography “Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Creator”
Envious of the tech prodigy’s entrepreneurial success? Take his advice, and start breaking something today, kind of like I broke my expensive Rolex at one of my annual conferences 😉