13 Men and Women of the Super Wealthy Share Advice on How to Get Rich!

Suze Orman

1. “Never invest emergency savings in the stock market.” — Suze Orman, author, financial advisor, motivational speaker and TV host.

Personal finance 101: Once you break that paycheck-to-paycheck cycle, start an emergency fund. Some people call it a “rainy day fund.”

As a rule of thumb, your emergency fund should hold enough money to pay for six months of living expenses, which includes rent, food, gas and bills.

2. “Never depend on a single income. Make investments to create a second source.” — Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.

3. “Credit buying is much like being drunk. The buzz happens immediately and gives you a lift… The hangover comes the day after.” — Joyce Brothers, psychologist, television personality and columnist.

4. “Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping — they called it opportunity.” — Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, among many other things.

Flipping burgers is a great gig. In fact, many of my co-workers have been there, and done that.
But there are other entry-level ways to make money nowadays that you can do on your own time — and from your phone.

5. “It doesn’t matter how you live. It doesn’t matter what car you drive. It doesn’t matter what kind of clothes you wear. The more you stress over bills, the more difficult it is to focus on your goals. The cheaper you can live, the greater your options.” — Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks owner and “Shark Tank” shark, among other titles.

Mark Cuban
Start by viewing your bank statements for areas where you might be overspending or overpaying. By saving money on bills, you can focus more on your bigger financial goals. 

6. “To get rich, you have to be making money while you’re asleep.” — David Bailey, British fashion and portrait photographer.

We call it “passive income,” and there are several ways you can make money while you sleep, learn more here.

7. “I think frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do. One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invest your way out.” — Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.

8. “A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.” — Sir Richard Branson, a “tie-loathing adventurer, philanthropist & troublemaker” (according to his Twitter bio).

9. “It’s not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generations you keep it for.” — Robert Kiyosaki, author of “Rich Dad Poor Dad.”

10. “I didn’t go to college at all, any college, and I’m not saying you wasted your time or money, but look at me, I’m a huge celebrity.” — Ellen Degeneres

Degeneres never felt the weight of student loans on her shoulders.
That’s because she didn’t go to college, and she reminds us: That’s OK. You don’t need to sink thousands of dollars into a college degree to find success.
But if you do have tons of student loans, consider refinancing them.


“I truly believe that women should be financially independent from their men. And let’s face it, money gives men the power to run the show. It gives men the power to define value. They define what’s sexy. And men define what’s feminine. It’s ridiculous.” — Beyoncé, also known as “Queen Bey.”

So this quote goes out to all you ladies, especially if you’ve always wanted to venture out on your own and start your own business.

12. “I think the single biggest thing that money gave me-and obviously I came from a place where I was a single mother and it really was hand to mouth at one point. It was literally as poor as you can get in Britain without being homeless at one point. If you’ve ever been there you will never, ever take for granted that you don’t need to worry. Never.” — J.K. Rowling, novelist. (Hi, Harry Potter.)

Now, she looks back on the experience with gratitude and says she doesn’t take anything for granted.
Will Smith

13. “Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.” — Will Smith, the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, among other titles.

Entrepreneurship is definitely a Key to Wealth.