More people are becoming billionaires than ever before. When will you become one?

I was on Forbes* looking at the list of the richest people on planet earth, and I noticed that the number of billionaires this year jumped from 1,810 to 2,043 people—a 13% increase from last year. That means there are 233 new billionaires walking around, and I’m looking to join that billy club soon.

I found it interesting looking at the different places where billionaires come from:

  • 565 Billionaires in the USA
  • 319 Billionaires in China
  • 114 Billionaires in Germany
  • 101 Billionaires in India

Here are some more fun Billionaire facts:

  1. There are 56 billionaires under 40. 
  2. There are 67 billionaires in Hong Kong, making it the Billionaire capital of the world.
  3. There are 227 women billionaires.
  4. Of the 2,043 billionaires, more than half—1,291—have less than 3 billion.
  5. Only the top 9 billionaires have more than 50 billion. 

Right now it’s a tight race between Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Microsoft’s Bill Gates, and retailer Amancio Ortega as to who is the richest man in the world. It really depends on the day-to-day stock prices of their holdings. Yet some people have said that Vladimir Putin* is richer than Bezos and Gates combined, with a $200 billion portfolio

I can’t say for sure by the time you read this whether it’s Putin, Bezos, or Gates, but I do know that I want to get my name on the growing list* of billionaires.

Whether your goal is a billion dollars or a million dollars, I know how to get there—and I can help you make your wildest financial dreams come true.

All you have to do is ask yourself: “Who’s got my money?”

People get into business and make a business plan and never ask this simple question.

You don’t need to make money, you need to connect with those who’ve already collected money, who have money, and exchange what you have (skills and knowledge) with what they have (money).

If you want to make a billion dollars, simply help a billion people. Figure out a way to get help to a billion people, and you will likely end up with way more than a billion dollars.

One of the 2,043 billionaires, Mark Cuban, was quoted saying, “The most important thing you must learn about any business is sales.”

Sales made simple is, “Who’s got my money?”

Once you commit to asking this question, you will want to learn how to master sales and I can help you. Become a part of the 10X Movement and invest in yourself. Come to the 10X Growth Conference, the most anticipated entrepreneurial and business event of the year. One section of the seats are already sold out.

Be great,


Grant Cardone is a New York Times bestselling author, the #1 sales trainer in the world, and an internationally renowned speaker on leadership, real estate investing, entrepreneurship, social media, and finance. His 5 privately held companies have annual revenues exceeding $100 million. Forbes named Mr. Cardone #1 of the “25 Marketing Influencers to Watch in 2017”. Grant’s straight-shooting viewpoints on the economy, the middle class, and business have made him a valuable resource for media seeking commentary and insights on real topics that matter. He regularly appears on Fox News, Fox Business, CNBC, and MSNBC, and writes for Forbes, Success Magazine, Business Insider,, and the Huffington Post. He urges his followers and clients to make success their duty, responsibility, and obligation. He currently resides in South Florida with his wife and two daughters.

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