How is success measured? Is it by your accomplishments, how you look or how much you make a year? Does it matter whether you have pHD or not (or even a Bachelor’s degree)? In some ways, it’s a mixture of these and many other factors, but the biggest tech personalities have changed these archaic rules and proven that you can change the world without much bling.
The tech industry is full of college dropouts like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, to name a few. Two of these I rarely ever see wearing a fancy suit and started their multi-billion companies off a dorm or garage. They decided to break the rules, take risks and go follow their dreams. Of course, it also helped they are all geniuses.
What are we getting at? Whether we work on the tech industry or any other field, we need to get out there and break rules. But in real life, how do these tech moguls compare to us? The guys at Mashable have put together a nice infographic showing us how Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg compares to the average 30-year-old male. Let’s give it a look.
Mark Zuckerberg stopped getting a base salary after he was already wealthy. This means he is pretty much working for Facebook for free. Of course, he benefits from the companys growth, but he takes no money as salary (albeit for that one dollar a year).
After all, why would he want more money? He is worth over $25 billion.
To be honest, I think the guys at Mashable are wrong here. Surely, Mark Zuckerberg has more than 3 hoodies. He must match these hoodies with pants, shirts and underwear!
In all seriousness, though. Many big minds are known for taking a simple approach on fashion. Whether we are talking about Mark’s hoodies or Steve Jobs’ turtle necks, these guys don’t need suits and fancy clothing to change the world.
It’s interesting to see how Mark Zuckerberg’s life differs from us. He found a different life and followed it, finding success in the way. How many of us do that? In some ways, we do it in a much smaller scale. Regardless, I am almost sure I won’t be worth over $25 billion in 3 years.