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All famous investors’ success stories were no flash in the pan. They were not born into wealth and had a bumpy ride before they became movers and shakers. The magnates put themselves up by their bootstraps. Despite their stories are somewhat similar, they are interesting and unique in their own way. Some of them started their path from a profession far from the one they ended up with. They made a bit on the side to get some extra money and then changed their lives dramatically. Some spent much time on education and started out as entry-level employees to move up the career ladder. Most got off to a flying start by opening a store, plant or retail chain which then became the pacesetters. Their business creed was quality and affordability. Their firms turned into multinationals with annual revenues exceeding hundreds of billions of dollars in ten, twenty, or thirty years. Such companies as IKEA, Inditex (Zara, Pull and Bear, Bershka), H&M, and ALDI are among the leading lights.

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Stefan Persson -  Board Chairman of H&M
Stefan Persson
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Board Chairman of H&M
Stefan Persson is a Swedish businessman ranked 12th by Forbes magazine in 2013. Stefan is the Board Chairman and the main shareholder of the global retail chain H&M. His fortune is estimated around $28 billion; of course, it is not a record. Though, he broke enough records. He can be considered the largest private taxpayer in the world. The matter is that Sweden has a very strict taxation system. The Sweden's personal income tax can reach up to 60%. This fact made a lot of rich Sweden citizens leave the country.
Susanne Klatten -  Co-owner of BMW and Atlanta chemical company
Susanne Klatten
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Co-owner of BMW and Atlanta chemical company
Susanne Klatten is one of the richest and well-known women in Germany who inherited a stake in a famous car manufacturer BMW from her father along with 50% shares of a pharmaceutical and chemical company Altana.The future billionaire was born on April 28, 1962 in Bad Homburg, Germany in a family of successful businessman Herbert Quandt and his wife Johanna. Her father was renowned for saving the legendary BMW automaker from the imminent bankruptcy.After finishing school in Germany, Susanne left for Switzerland to seek a degree.
Taro Aso -  Finance Minister of Japan
Taro Aso
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Finance Minister of Japan
Taro Aso is one of the most prominent politicians, the successor to Yasuo Fukuda. He is widely known due to his unusual methods of solving problems, quite extraordinary interest in manga, and his love to visit luxurious restaurants.The soon-to-be politician was born on 20 September 1940 in Iizuka. His family was Catholic. Taro's father owned the Aso Cement Company and was a close friend of the Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka. Taro's mother was also from a family of politicians, her father was the Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida.
Thomas DiNapoli -  New York State Comptroller
Thomas DiNapoli
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New York State Comptroller
Thomas P. DiNapoli is the 54th Comptroller of the State of New York who is best known for his leadership skills, integrity, independence, and aggressive fight against misuse of public resources and other economic violations.Thomas was born on February 10, 1954 in Rockville Centre, New York to a family of immigrants. His father, Nick, served in the military during World War II. After his return from the front line, he worked as a cable splicer for a telephone company. For a while, he was also a shop steward for a labor union.
Thomas Jordan - Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank
Thomas Jordan
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Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank
Thomas Jordan is a well-known economist, who is an expert in this field. He is an author of numerous articles on finance and economics. Thomas Jordan was born on January 28, 1963 in a small Swiss city of Bienne. He spent all his childhood there. Just after graduating from high school in his hometown, Thomas Jordan moved to Berne, the capital of Switzerland, as his single purpose was to enroll at the university on the faculty of economics and business studies. He was able to enter the University of Berne with ease completing a master's degree in 1989.
Warren Buffett -  CEO of Berkshire Hathaway holding company
Warren Buffett
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CEO of Berkshire Hathaway holding company
This American entrepreneur is undoubtedly the greatest and the most famous one among the world's top investors, the fourth wealthiest man, according to Forbes, whose fortune is estimated at 58.5 billion dollars. Warren was born on 30 August 1930 in Omaha, the largest city of Nebraska, U.S. His father, Howard Buffett, was a stock broker and politician. Warren was the only boy among the four children. A child prodigy, he was incredibly gifted and mature. The future billionaire learned to read and do basic maths at a very early age, and surprised everyone with his ability to add up numerous columns of numbers right in the head.
Wolfgang Schaeuble - Former Minister of Finance of Germany
Wolfgang Schaeuble
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Former Minister of Finance of Germany
Wolfgang Schäuble is a German politician who became widely known after an accident which happened during one of his speeches and which caused him an injury. Schäuble is not an ordinary person in the politics sphere.The soon to be “iron minister” was born on September 18, 1942 in Freiburg. There is little information about his childhood and youth. In 1961 he entered the University of Freiburg where he studied Economics and Law. Afterwards he graduated from the University of Hamburg with a doctorate in Law.
Yáng Huìyán -  Yang Huiyan
Yáng Huìyán
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Yang Huiyan
Yang Huiyan is one of the richest women in China who inherited large fortune from her father. Yang intends to increase it through investment in various large projects. A future ambitious billionaire was born in 1982 and spent all her childhood in her home country. However, when it came to high education, she decided to go to the United States of America. And so it happened, a few years later she graduated from the University in Ohio with the diploma in Economics and Management. From an early age Yang was interested in her father's company.
Yves Mersch - Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank
Yves Mersch
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Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank
Yves Mersch is a prominent European politician whose appointment as member of the ECB's Executive Board was perceived as somewhat controversial. His candidacy was disputed as the European Parliament called on finance ministers to withdraw Mersch's nomination, insisting that a female candidate should be considered for the post because of a lack of women on the board. However, Yves Mersch's appointment was approved at a meeting of European leaders in Brussels thanks to his professional excellence, vast experience, and profound knowledge.
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