I think I know the answer to this one, but who here wants to be a billionaire? Okay, okay, pipe down… it looks like we all do. What’s not to like? Multiple homes, cool gadgets, a private helicopter, and more money then you’ll ever spend. But, do you know what it takes to be one? Yeah, me neither. Lucky for us, we have the answer, and it’s all about what you study in school, and do as your first job. It’s that simple.
According to Forbes, the top 100 billionaires own over $2.3 trillion of the world’s wealth. That’s over 1.3% of the total world’s personal wealth ($167 trillion). That’s quite a few bucks that are in the hands of a handful of people. Some pretty smart analysts from the British recruitment agency, Aaron Wallis Sales Recruitment got curious as to why, and took a look at Forbes’ list of the 100 richest people in the world, to understand what they studied, their first job and how rich they became.