In early March, Forbes has just released a list of the richest people in the world. In addition to the amount of his fortune, Forbes also displays the type of business they are doing so far. Quite a lot of variation in the type of business it could generate tens of billions of dollars of wealth. Some are rich because of fashion, mining, or technology.
Based on data from Forbes, the technology is the second most common way for American billionaire in print his wealth. The proof, as many as 51 of the 425 Americans who topped the list of richest people in the world are those who are struggling in the technology industry.
The condition is different from a decade ago when the technology and software (software), it ranks third in the printing industry billionaire. In 2002, only 26 of the 243 Americans who sit in the Forbes list of richest people earn fortunes in the tech industry.
These rankings are a source of industrial wealth of the U.S. billionaire:
A. Investment, with a net worth of 100 billion U.S. dollars
2. Technology, with 51 billion dollars
3. Media, with 37 billion dollars
4. Energy, with 35 billion dollars
5. Food and beverages, with 31 billion dollars
6. Services, with 31 billion dollars
7. Fashion and retail, with 28 billion dollars
8. Real estate, with 27 billion dollars
9. Manufacturing, with 18 billion dollars
10. Sport, with 15 billion dollars
The record is somewhat different if a global basis. Industrial section of the billionaires in the world it is an investment with 143 billionaires, fashion and retail with 123 billionaires, and real estate with 102 billionaires. While the technology industry it occupies the fifth position. However, Forbes put the notes, of the 90 billionaires in the world of technology, half (57 percent) is a U.S. person.
On the other hand, as much as 12 percent of U.S. millionaires made their fortunes in technology, but only 5 percent of non-US billionaires do. Trend of increasing number of employers who scored his fortune in the technology could be greater as the increasing estrangement of MBA graduates from Wall Street.
"There is a movement that must be among the graduates of MBA I, with an MBA in general, away from the financial industry, which may have been disrupted by the crisis and the Dodd-Frank," said Steven Kaplan, professor of entrepreneurial University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.
He sees the technology industry will evolve. However, the financial industry, not necessarily abandoned by the billionaire. However, he estimates, the financial sector has reached its peak in 2007.
The technology is attractive to the U.S. or the world's billionaires, but Professor Peter Wendell of the Stanford Graduate School of Business put a note. "One area that continues to draw (in technology) is a big data," says Peter who is also a venture capitalist.
That is, the technology continues to evolve is a focus on data analysis and tools to store data. Peter has seen a lot of smart students who put options on cloud computing, social media, mobile, and video.
However, it should be noted, according to Professor Teresa Amabile of Harvard Business School, is that they become millionaires in the field of smart technology will not simply because the field is full of technical knowledge.
"My understanding of the story of people like Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs also is that they are driven by passion," said Teresa who also co-author of The Progress Principle, a diary study of successful business people.
"I believe that they are highly productive and creative when they work for something that they find meaning in it, where they saw no purpose, where they contribute to something they value, when they are in an environment that allows them to make progress, "said Teresa.
Here's a list of 10 major industrial sources of the wealth of billionaires according to Forbes:
A. Investment with 143 billionaires
2. Fashion and Retail (123)
3. Real estate (102)
4. Combination (97)
5. Technology (90)
6. Manufacturing (85)
7. Energy (78)
8. Finance (77)
9. Food and beverage (69)
10. Media (64)