16. Steve Jobs
As a college student, Steve Jobs didn’t have a penny to his name. He used to recycle bottles to make a bit of cash and spent most nights crashing on friends’ couches. The tech genies said he would walk seven miles to a Hare Krishna temple each Sunday for the free meal. He spent his worst days at a homeless shelter near Stanford.
By 2010, Steve Jobs had become one of the richest people on the planet. Before he passed away in 2011, the Apple creator had an estimated $10.3 billion in assets. Macintosh computers were a hit from the very beginning, not to mention Apple gadgets. The iPhone has been the most popular phone ever since Jobs revolutionized the smartphone market in 2007.