55 Billionaire Mindset Quotes & Sayings

The following list of quotes are all interesting and inspiring – from many different ‘billionaires’ from around the world.

The term ‘billionaire’ is a term used to describe people who have a net worth of one billion US dollars or more. Billionaires are known for their extreme wealth – which to most seems to signal ‘success’.

Forbes magazine tracks the wealth of these individuals; as of 2021, there were just shy of 2,800 billionaires in the world.

All of these people have made their wealth in different ways and will have different mindsets. Some of them are famous for their philanthropy; others have made their money through entrepreneurship or business work and then there are some who have inherited their wealth.

Take what you will from them, however they can provide a different perspective and inspire us to expand our minds to possibilities and endless opportunities in this world.

Billionaire Mindset Quotes


“I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute.” Warren Buffett


“I never dreamed about success, I worked for it.” Estee Lauder


“All you have in business is your reputation. So, it’s very important that you keep your word.” Richard Branson


“Great ideas, I think they usually start out as polarizing. They either really tug on somebody’s emotions or a latent desire that they have that’s never been answered before or they really perturb them in some way.” Joe Gebbia (Airbnb)


“The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.” Rupert Murdoch


“We had a saying that you would do everything by hand until it was painful. So, Joe and I would photograph homes until it was painful, then we get other photographers. Then we’d manage them with spreadsheets until it was painful. Then we got an intern.” Brian Chesky (Airbnb)


“The best thinking time is just walking.” Jack Dorsey (Twitter, Square)


“I will always put family first. Every time I haven’t, I have regretted it and apologised.” Andrew Forrest


“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” Steve Jobs


“Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.” Jack Ma


“Rosa Parks sat so Martin Luther King could walk. Martin Luther King walked so Obama could run. Obama’s running so we all can fly.” Jay-Z


“I have had all of the disadvantages required for success.” Larry Ellison


“We weren’t cool. So, we tried to build things to be cool.” Bobby Murphy (Snapchat)


“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” Richard Branson


“Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.” Steve Jobs


“The best thing I did was to choose the right heroes.” Warren Buffett


“I think it is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams. Since no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition. In fact, there are so few people this crazy that I feel like I know them all by first name.” Larry Page


“You don’t have to be a genius or a visionary or even a college graduate to be successful. You just need a framework and a dream.” Michael Dell


“When I thought I couldn’t go on, I forced myself to keep going. My success is based on persistence, not luck.” Estee Lauder


“It’s ok to have your eggs in one basket as long as you control what happens to that basket.” Elon Musk


“The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” Mark Zuckerberg


“Excellence is being able to perform at a high level over and over again. You can hit a half-court shot once. That’s just the luck of the draw. If you consistently do it… that’s excellence.” Jay-Z


“Successful workers will be those who embrace a lifetime of learning. Those who don’t will be left behind.” Rupert Murdoch


“If you can’t tolerate critics, don’t do anything new or interesting.” Jeff Bezos


“Stumbling upon the next great invention in an ‘ah-ha!’ moment is a myth.”  James Dyson


“If you can’t make it good, at least make it look good.” Bill Gates


“I like to play cards. I’m not very good, because I don’t want to calculate, I just play by instinct. But I’ve learned a lot of business philosophy by playing poker.” Jack Ma


“If you haven’t had a few dents in your resume, you haven’t tried.” Andrew Forrest


“When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for everyone telling you you’re nuts.” Larry Ellison


“I know the price of lettuce. You need to understand price and value. You buy the best lettuce you can at the best price you can.” Alice Walton


“There’s nothing wrong with things taking time.” James Dyson


“Someone will always have an opinion about you. Whatever you do won’t ever be enough. So find something important to you. Find something that you love.” Evan Spiegel


“Obviously, everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be looked back on as being very innovative, very trusted and ethical and ultimately making a big difference in the world.” Sergey Brin


“We will go forward… we will never go back.” Michael Bloomberg


“Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.” Warren Buffett


“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” Steve Jobs


“My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of every day. I never do anything with a feeling of, ‘Oh God, I’ve got to do this today.’” Richard Branson


“My relationship with money is that it’s a tool to be self-sufficient, but it’s not something that is a part of who I am.” Laurene Powell Jobs


“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” Oprah Winfrey


“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” Bill Gates


“There is no monopoly on becoming a millionaire. If you’re jealous of those with more money, don’t just sit there and complain – do something to make more money yourself.” Gina Rinehart


“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” Richard Branson


“Just in any job, if you want to get ahead, take shorter lunch breaks, be happy to stay later, do the work, and finish it off well.” Gina Rinehart


“Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” Richard Branson


“People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.” Elon Musk


“Treatment without prevention is simply unsustainable.” Bill Gates


“My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them.” Richard Branson


“Become one of those people who work hard, invest and build, and at the same time create employment and opportunities for others.” Gina Rinehart


“If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.” Elon Musk


“Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.” Oprah Winfrey


“One thing is certain in business. You and everyone around you will make mistakes.” Richard Branson


“I’d rather be optimistic and wrong than pessimistic and right.” Elon Musk


“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” Bill Gates


“Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” Oprah Winfrey


“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” Steve Jobs


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