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You don’t have to be a billionaire to live like one. Forget about the expensive cars and mansions, we’re talking about lifestyle habits. These self-made billionaires made it to the top of the world’s rich list by following certain practices. Keep reading to find out what they are and whether you too can follow them.
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Giorgio Armani: Many might underestimate this fashion designer, but Armani’s net worth is estimated at $7.3 billion. The lifestyle habit that helped him get there? “A well-maintained physique is a great business card. Ideas and intelligence are what matters, but if you have a well-maintained physique, it's better. People are always more willing when it comes to beauty. It's a classic ideal: healthy mind, healthy body. And, at least for me: discipline. Keeping the body in shape requires effort. It's the antidote to laziness, which is what I hate most of all. And it is an antidote against the passage of time,” he told GQ magazine.
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Mark Zuckerberg: This tech genius is worth $35.7 billion and is among the world’s top 10 richest people. But you would never guess looking at his car. The 32 year old drives a manual Volkswagen Golf GTI. Why? He doesn’t believe in wasting money or time. The founder of Facebook is even known for wearing a simple t-shirt and jeans to work so that he does not waste getting ready. The lesson? Make it a habit to be smart with your money and time.
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Evan Spiegel: The world’s youngest billionaire and founder of Snapchat vacations across the world to Saudi Arabia, Russia, Islamabad, and London. Given that his app went globally viral in less than five years since its inception, we reckon it has something to do with his travelling. The 25-year-old has an estimated net worth of $2.1 billion.
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Richard Branson: Famed billionaire Branson does not like wasting money. Even though he owns the entire Necker Island in the Caribbean as a personal holiday retreat, he makes the most of the property by renting it out for $14,500 a day when he’s not using it. Branson is worth an estimated $5.1 billion.
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Jack Dorsey: Twitter’s CEO reportedly takes the bus to work because it counts as ‘market research.’ He said he saw the rise of Instagram, Vine, and Snapchat on the bus and discovered how many more people were using Facebook versus Twitter on public transport. “It’s amazing. Like, look — anyone reading magazines, newspapers, books?” he told The New Yorker. Dorsey is worth $2.3 billion.
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Sara Blakely: The founder of Spanx believes giving away money is part of making money. Blakely founded the Sara Blakely Foundation in 2006 in order to contribute to causes that support women. In 2013, she signed The Giving Pledge and promised to donate at least half of her wealth to charity. Blakely is worth $1.6 billion.