I have to admit, I’ve seen this term “self-made billionaire” in writing quite a bit recently. But I’m not really sure what it means.

It surely can’t mean that these billionaires made their money all by themselves. Of course, each one of these people had teams that they relied heavily upon in order to get them there.

So, since I can’t think of a single person who made all of their money on their own, I’m still really not sure what that concept of a “self-made billionaire” means. I mean, what is the antithesis of a self-made billionaire? Is it someone who just inherited money? Fine, but then disqualify Donald Trump and Bill Gates, then. They had wealthy parents.

I guess, as always, I’m just seeking clarity on what might just be meaningless jargon that merely sounds cool, but means whatever the writer wants it to.

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