Silver Spoons vs. Self-Made Billionaires

When Forbes' releases its annual billionaires list it receives a lot of media coverage. Who is the richest? How many of each ethnicity? How many women? You get the idea. Yet very few look at the list and ask, how'd they do it? Did the folks on the list work hard, make smart business decisions and save every penny or did they inherit it from a wealthy family member?

Click through the following slides to learn about the top 10 youngest billionaires in the oil and gas industry and how they reached their exclusive status.


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Mark Wagner | Sep. 21, 2012
Why is Mr. Mack Chase not on the list? That man was a pumper, and must now be work well in excess of $1B....


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