The biggest myth around the success stories of most rich people in the world is that it is sheer good luck that they have been able to make a huge amount of wealth. Many economic experts are of the opinion that this is the most popular myth because it works as a consolation for those who have not been able to make it as big as they wanted to be. There are a lot of factors in achieving the goal of being rich and this holds true for all including the entrepreneurs who have been able to own a lot of money within a short span of time.
Where money came in gradually with hard work: The story of Shiv Nadar
In the current date, Shiv Nadar is considered as one of the richest Indians (Forbes.com) with a net worth of 12.9 billion dollars. Though primarily known as the owner of HCL Technologies, he had one of the most humble beginnings in life. From an early age he had a good schooling and went to The American College for a pre-University degree and then studied Electrical and Electronics Engineering at College of Technology in Coimbatore. Though landed in a job as per the usual trend, he started a company making calculators in the company name Microcomp. The success of this company leads to the formation of HCL Technologies and later he also made SSN College of Engineering. Today his net worth is 12.9 million dollars and is considered one of the richest men in India.
Creating and surviving competition: Woman entrepreneur Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
The current worth of Kiran Uttam Shaw is currently 655 million dollars and there is none who can say that her rise to success is a mere twist of fate, as she is considered as a self made woman. She is founder of Biocoin- one of the pioneer companies for the production of affordable medicines for the treatment of cancer, diabetes and autoimmune disease. Her study of sciences came from the University of Bangalore and the University of Melbourne but instead doing job she choose to build his own start up.
Challenge stereotypes – Make your own mark : the story of Vijay Shekhar Sharma
For a small town boy coming for a lower middle class family with no English education, the future of that kid is bound to be one with struggle. Vijay Shekhar Sharma was no exception to the lot. Finishing engineering college was a challenge for him because lack of English education during his primary education resulted in bad grades in his college days. But the struggle and the belief in his ideas and abilities today makes him the richest Indian entrepreneur under the age of 40. He is the founder of PayTm that revolutionized the e-commerce sector in India and his current worth is Rs 7300 crores.
“There is no fun in doing what others ask you to do, the real fun is in doing what people say you can’t do.”- were the words of Vijay Shekhar Sharma and may be of others who choose to do those that involved hard work and risk at the same time. They never waited for luck to be on their side, that they made their own destinies and hence shackles all myths that say that you become rich due to sheer luck.