Sunsigns and Wealth
February 8, 2011 15 Comments
Since ancient times people have looked to the stars to figure out whether they will be wealthy.They have consulted astrologers to figure out how to make their fortunes.Horoscopes have been cast, and many derived charts prepared, to study a peoples’ wealth potential and best source of wealth.
In Western Astrology, at the rudimentary level, the focus is on the Sun Signs as they are held to account for most of the personality traits of a person.Forbes Magazine,through its study, has found that roughly 12% of the world’s billionaires in its annual list were born between Aug. 23 and Sept. 22, making Virgo the most common sign among billionaires.And the least common sign is Sagittarius , i.e those born between November 22 – December 21, with 6% of the people in its billionaire list.
However,every Sun sign is home to some or other billionaire.I have tried to find the wealthiest individual belonging to each Sun Sign.Each one of these billionaires has made his money in certain fields and by harnessing certain personality traits.If astrology really works, maybe you too could make your fortune in the same field or by adopting similar tactics.So why not look up the richest person featured against your Sun-Sign and start googling up the name.Just check out what they may have in common with you.
March 21 – April 19
Mukesh Ambani is the richest Aries on the planet. He’s worth about U$29 billion and is the fourth richest person in the world and the richest in Asia.Forbes expects him to be the richest person in the world by 2014.His wealth comes form Reliance Industries,a diversified conglomerate with its base in petrochemicals. Here are some posts dealing with Mukesh Ambani:http://wealthymatters.com/2011/02/04/mukesh-ambani-in-his-own-words/ http://wealthymatters.com/2011/02/06/the-ny-times-on-mukesh-ambani/
April 20 – May 20
Mikhail Fridman, the Russian billionaire is a Taurus. He is worth an estimated 12.7 billion USD and is ranked no.42 on the Forbes Rich list.He is the third richest man in Russia.He owns diverse interests in oil, banking, and telecom.
May 21 – June
Lakshmi Mittal is a Gemini.He is the fifth richest person in the world and the richest in Europe.He is an Indian citizen who resides in London.Lakshmi Mittal heads the world’s largest steel producer,ArcelorMittal, and is worth about US$ 28.7 billion.LN Mittal was born in Sadalpur village of Rajasthan,into a traditional Marwari family.While his father managed to do well in steel,the son built his business from scratch.He is an expert in converting defunct steel mills into profitable ventures.
June 21 – July 22
Li Ka-Shing from Hong Kong is a Cancer.He is the richest person of East Asian origin and the 14th richest person in the world.He is a Canadian citizen.He has an estimated wealth of US$21.3.Interestingly he was a refugee from mainland China who was forced to dropout of school at the age of 15 to support his family.Today Li’s businesses cover almost every facet of life in Hong Kong, from electricity to telecommunications, real estate to retail and from shipping to the Internet.He is also well known for his philanthropy.
July 23 – August 22
George Soros is a Hungarian-American financier, businessman and notable philanthropist focused on supporting liberal ideals and causes. Soros is Leo and is currently the 35th richest person in the world, and the 24th richest person in America, with a net worth estimated by Forbes at US$14.2 billion.Soros is Chairman of the Soros Fund Management.He has made his fortune by being an enormously successful speculator, wise enough to largely withdraw when still way ahead of the game.
August 23 – September 22
Warren Buffett is a Virgo. He is a long time resident of the Forbes Rich List.He is one of the most successful stock investors of all time.His hall mark is value investing.His discipline has made him very rich.Forbes estimates his net worth at US$47 billion. And that is after all the billions he has given away to charity.The Giving Pledge is his attempt to get the world’s rich to give back to society.
September 23 – October 22
The world’s richest Libra ia a woman – Liliane Bettencourt, daughter of controversial L’Oreal founder Eugene Schueller. Liliane still has a controlling position in the cosmetics giant, making her the 17th richest person in the world, the second-richest person in France – and the very richest Libra. Forbes estimates her net worth to be US$20 billion.
October 23 – November 21
Bill Gates, ranked 2nd in the Forbes Rich List is a Scorpio.His net worth is estimated at US$ 53 billion. He was a Harvard drop-out who made his fortune with Microsoft.But these days he is more diversified with half his wealth outside Microsoft stock.He is well known for his philanthrophy.With his wife Melinda Gates he runs the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that has given generously to improve health care in many Third World countries.
November 22 – December 21
Anne Cox Chambers is the richest Sagittarian in the world.She inherited part of the media and entertainment estate of her father, James M. Cox, when he died in 1957. Today, her share is worth US$10 billion. That gets her ranked 64th on the Forbes Rich List.
December 22 – January 19
The richest Capricorn in the world is the Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska.He has an estimated net worth of US$10.7 and is ranked 57th on the Forbes Rich List. He has business interests spanning energy, manufacturing, financial services, construction and aviation.
January 20 – February 18
Currently the richest person on earth is an Aquarian. He’s Carlos Slim Helu, the Mexican telecom mogul. His net worth is estimated at US$53 .5 billion these days, thanks to the good performance of the stock of his company, America Movil. In the last few years, he’s given away nearly US$7 billion of his fortune to charity.
February 19 – March 20
The richest person in France is also the world’s richest Pisces: Bernard Arnault. Bernard’s father was a successful industrialist, and Bernard parlayed his influence and inheritance into a world-class fortune. Today, Bernard controls luxury goods maker LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton.Luxury goods has made Bernard fabulously rich. He’s the 7th richest person in the world, with a net worth estimated at US$27.5 billion.