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These millionaires and billionaires came from next to nothing.

20 rags to riches stories that will blow your mind

Before they became some of the most famous and richest people in the world, these celebrities and entrepreneurs endured hardship and struggles.
Glenn Stearns.

A new Discovery TV show drops an ‘Undercover Billionaire’ off in Erie, Pennsylvania, with $100 to try and create a million-dollar business...

"Undercover Billionaire" is a TV show on Discovery, debuting August 6, in which Glenn Stearns tries to create a million-dollar business in 90 days.

A billionaire who built 2 Fortune 500 companies just joined the chorus of ultra-wealthy Americans begging to be taxed more

Philanthropist Eli Broad is the latest in a series of billionaires asking the government to raise their taxes in hopes of closing the wealth gap.

How Tesla CEO Elon Musk makes and spends his $19.2 billion

Elon Musk has a $19.2 billion net worth. As CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, Musk is an influential tech entrepreneur transforming the transportation industry.

The richest man in Hong Kong just pledged to cover 5 years of tuition for an entire college class, and it’s going to cost him $14.4 million a ye...

Li Ka-Shing's announcement comes a month after Robert F. Smith pledged to pay off the Morehouse class of 2019's student loans.
Jan Koum is the cofounder of WhatsApp.

The billionaire cofounder of WhatsApp has reportedly spent $80 million assembling what may be the most expensive compound in America’s richest t...

Jan Koum has spent millions renovating five homes, building two mansions, and configuring a 10,000-square-foot garage in Atherton, California.
Billionaires do the Cannes Film Festival in style.

15 of the most expensive billionaire-owned yachts that have been spotted at the Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival attracts not only the world's most famous movie stars, but some of the most expensive yachts on the planet.

Foxconn billionaire Terry Gou will decide if he should run for Taiwan presidency this week

Gou founded Foxconn with just US$7,500 and 10 staff in Taiwan. Today, he has a net worth of US$7.4 billion.
You need an incredible amount of money to live in the Peak.

I visited the most expensive neighborhood in the world’s most expensive city — a billionaire enclave where where Alibaba founder Jack Ma m...

The Peak is the most expensive neighborhood in Hong Kong, the world's most expensive city, and home to billionaires — including, possibly, Jack Ma.
Rupert Murdoch, the Australian-born American newspaper publisher and entrepreneur who owns many newspapers and communications throughout the world.

Rupert Murdoch is worth $19 billion and has been married 4 times — here’s how he went from operating a small Australian paper to helming o...

Rupert Murdoch inherited a string of Australian newspapers from his father at 22. He's since grown his assets into a multibillion-dollar empire.