7 Unpopular Yet Powerful Ideas from Billionaires
Billionaires have become some of the most influential people in the world, and their ideas do not only often have the potential to shape society in profound ways but are most times overlooked or even controversial.
However, these innovative ideas have most times given them fortunes in their respective fields and expose the ways they look at the future. These billionaires have left us with questions on what we will be building that would be worth a fortune in the future.
Let’s look at some interesting and powerful ideas from recognized billionaires in the world.
Elon Musk – plans to colonise Mars
One powerful idea that has generated lots of controversy is the space exploration concept by tech-entrepreneur and multi-billionaire, Elon Musk. Elon Musk, for instance, has talked about his vision to explore Mars and make humanity a multi-planetary species.
According to the founder of SpaceX, he was optimistic about the presence of humans on other planets aside from the earth to greatly impact society by ensuring our long-term survival and creating a new frontier for exploration and development.
The idea is to colonize other planets and ensure the survival of the human species in the event of a catastrophic event on Earth.
Aliko Dangote – Owns no property outside Nigeria
Another powerful idea to draw inspiration from is the declaration by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote on acquiring luxury because they distract and take time, thus losing focus.
The Nigerian business mogul to the surprise of many said he has no home or properties outside Nigeria. He said “I don’t have any holiday homes anywhere. I don’t have a house anywhere but I know people who are working for me…they have houses in London.”
Dangote’s concept of excelling in business is to be focused and understand that there are ups and downs in business.
Mark Zuckerberg – Metaverse
Mark Zuckerberg’s introduction of Metaverse is one of the most interesting ideas globally. The Metaverse is essentially a virtual world where people can interact with each other and digital objects in a shared space.
Zuckerberg sees the Metaverse as the future of the internet and believes it will become an important part of our lives in the coming years as it has the potential to revolutionize the way we interact with technology and each other.
Clive Palmer – Build a replica of Titanic
Billionaire Clive Palmer, the founder of Mineralogy moved a motion to build a replica of Titanic which is another thought-provoking idea in the world. The details of this ship reportedly would approximately be 270m long, 50m high, and weighed about 40,000 tonnes. It also would have had 840 rooms and nine decks.
The Australian businessman’s bold idea has been reported to cost about $5oo and would be unsinkable.
Yuri Milner – Having a global brain
Israeli entrepreneur, Yuri Milner shifted the mindset of everyone globally to an idea of “global brain”. The tech investor believes that the Internet will eventually develop into a global brain.
According to Milner, the global brain will have all humans connected to each other and to the machine as well while interacting in a very unique way, creating an intelligence that does not belong to any single human being or computer.
He said “The Internet is not just about connecting people, it is also about connecting machines, a phenomenon Milner dubbed “the Internet of things.”
Tony Elumelu – Believes in Youth Leaders in a Gerontocratic Society
Tony Elumelu, a Nigerian billionaire entrepreneur, is a strong advocate for youth empowerment in the country and Africa. He believes that by investing in young people, the continent can unlock its full potential and become a major player in the global economy. This is quite unpopular in Africa, where elderly people usually occupy top positions.
Through the Tony Elumelu Foundation, he has given mentorship, training, and seed funding to several aspiring African entrepreneurs to create wealth for themselves. His approach to youth empowerment has been widely recognized, as the Nigerian economist is being hailed as a model for entrepreneurship development in Africa.
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