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6 Powerful Lessons on Success from self-made billionaires

Take risks, follow your heart, and don’t be afraid of failure. Inspiring lessons from the world’s biggest success stories. Here are 6 lessons on success, entrepreneurship and wealth building by the world's richest most powerful and inspirational icons.

Oprah Winfrey, net worth $2.9 billion

"You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it."

Michael Dell, $15.9 billion

"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."

Richard Branson, net worth $4.9 billion

"You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and by falling over and it’s because you fall over that you learn to save yourself from falling over."

Warren Buffet, net worth $63.3 billion

"The most important quality for an investor is temperament, not intellect. You need a temperament that neither derives great pleasure from being with the crowd or against the crowd."

Mark Zuckerberg, net worth $33.3 billion

"In a world that changes really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks."

Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay, net worth $8 billion

"When you look at the accomplishments of accomplished people and you say, "Boy, that must have been really hard," you know, when you look at something that looks hard, that was probably easy.

And conversely, when you look at something that looks easy, that was probably hard. And so you're never going to know which is which until you actually go and do it."