CHANGE THE HISTORY

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Here is a short piece of some Billionaires who came from nothing, who started out dirt poor. Their lives tell the story of achieving greatness without been born great. The kind of job you are doing right now does not matter. What matters is your vision about life. You too can change the history.

Change The History: I hear people saying that some were born great and some were born to achieve greatness. I am not disputing that. All I want us to know is that those who were born to achieve greatness laid the foundation of those who were born great. Those who were born great or with blue blood were born by those who achieved greatness. To emphasize on this fact, let's quickly visit the lives of some billionaires who came from nothing. Some of the world's wealthiest people started out dirt poor. Kenny Troutt, the founder of Excel Communications, paid his way through college by selling life insurance. Net worth: $1.7 billion (as of Sept. 2013). Troutt grew up with a bartender dad and paid for his own tuition at Southern Illinois University by selling life insurance. He made most of his money from phone company Excel Communications, which he founded in 1988 and took public in 1996. Two years later, Troutt merged his company with Teleglobe in a $3.5 billion deal. Starbucks' Howard Schultz grew up in a housing complex for the poor. Net worth: $2 billion (as of Sept. 2013).In an interview with British tabloid Mirror, Schultz says: "Growing up I always felt like I was living on the other side of the tracks. I knew the people on the other side had more resources, more money, happier families. And for some reason, I don’t know why or how I wanted to climb over that fence and achieve something beyond what people were saying was possible. I may have a suit and tie on now but I know where I’m from and I know what it’s like." Born into poverty, Oprah Winfrey became the first African-American TV correspondent in Nashville. Net worth: $2.9 billion (as of Sept. 2013).Winfrey was born into a poor family in Mississippi, but this didn't stop her from winning a scholarship to Tennessee State University and becoming the first African-American TV correspondent in the state at the age of 19. In 1983, Winfrey moved to Chicago to work for an AM talk show which would later be called "The Oprah Winfrey Show." What about Shakil Khan. He's now one of the richest people in the world, but when Khan came to the U.S. from Pakistan, he worked as a dishwasher while attending the University of Illinois. Khan now owns Flex-N-Gate, one of the largest private companies in the U.S., the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars, and Premier League soccer club Fulham. The lives of these billionaires as discussed above should inspire you. Is not the kind of job you are doing right now that matters. What matters, is you vision, your set goals in life. It is dangerous to work aimlessly. You must have a target. Without a vision or a target, you will only work to survive and not to become great. Is time we worked to change the history of our birth. There is no great family without a terrible past. The freedom you enjoy today, someone fought for it. You too can change the history of your generation.

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