150 Millionaire Quotes from Real Millionaires and Billionaires

Many individuals want to become millionaires, but becoming one requires a lot of effort, planning, strategy, and chance.

When thinking about the world’s wealthiest, it’s not just their knack for generating wealth that stands out, but also their insightful perspectives.

Figures like Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who started Google during their PhD at Stanford, showcase the innovative spirit of today’s entrepreneurs.

Their contributions have not only revolutionized our world but have also motivated millions.


Surveys reveal a strong entrepreneurial drive among teens, with many inspired by celebrities and influencers to prefer starting their own businesses over traditional jobs.

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Learning from these billionaires, it’s evident that success is shaped by one’s attitudes towards money and achievement.

This collection of quotes from millionaires and billionaires can give you ideas to help you reach your financial goals. 

Top 10 Millionaire Quotes


I grew up poor, but I didn’t have poor dreams. ~ Magic Johnson.


The big money is not in the buy or selling, but in the waiting. ~ Charlie Munger.


Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. ~ Coco Chanel.


It’s all about dreams. Dreams cost nothing, they are free. ~ Sylvester Stallone.


If you want to be a millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch a new airline. ~ Richard Branson.

I believe people have to follow their dreams – I did. ~ Larry Ellison.

The key to success is action, and the essential in action is perseverance. ~ Sun Yat-sen.

Life’s too short to hang out with people who aren’t resourceful. ~ Jeff Bezos.

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose. ~ Bill Gates.

I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate. ~ Jeff Bezos.

Famous Millionaire Quotes

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. ~ Tony Robbins.

I am a great believer in luck. The harder I work, the more of it I seem to have. ~ Coleman Cox.

If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right. ~ Henry Ford.

You want to be a millionaire. But your value system says you believe in sleep more than grinding! ~ Eric Thomas.

You can’t just wish to be a millionaire; you have to figure out how to earn it. ~ Dolly Parton.

Being realistic is the most commonly traveled road to mediocrity. ~ Will Smith.

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune. ~ Jim Rohn.

If you are born poor it’s not your mistake, but if you die poor its your mistake. ~ Bill Gates.

Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. ~ Sara Blakely.

Have fun. The game is a lot more enjoyable when you’re trying to do more than just make money. ~ Tony Hsieh.

A man acquires a fortune by doing his business thoroughly, while his neighbor remains poor for life because he only half does it. ~ P.T. Barnum.

If you don’t play to win, don’t play at all. ~ Tom Brady.

It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. You only have to be right once and then everyone can tell you that you are an overnight success. ~ Mark Cuban.

People don’t want to be millionaires – they want to experience what they believe only millions can buy. ~ Tim Ferriss.

If you work just for money, you’ll never make it. But if you love what you’re doing, success will be yours. ~ Ray Kroc.

I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position. ~ Mark Twain.

Fortune always favors the brave, and never helps a man who does not help himself. ~ P.T. Barnum.

The only way you are going to have success is to have lots of failures first. ~ Sergey Brin.

You will learn more from your failures than your successes – so embrace those mistakes, as difficult as that sounds, and grow from them. When a project is successful, you’re never really sure why, because so many elements come into play. However, when you fail, you always know why. That is how you learn and grow. ~ Lynda Resnick.

Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion. ~ Tony Hsieh.

Best Millionaire Quotes

What’s keeping you from being rich? In most cases it’s simply a lack of belief. In order to become rich, you must believe you can do it, and you must take the actions necessary to achieve your goal. ~ Suze Orman.

After a certain point, money is meaningless. It ceases to be the goal. The game is what counts. ~ Aristotle Onassis.

Most people fail to realize that in life, it’s not how much money you make. It’s how much money you keep. ~ Robert Kiyosaki.

I had no dreams of such economic success. You should have fun and not be so weighed down by expectations. ~ Sergey Brin.

The easiest thing I ever did was earn a million dollars. The hardest thing I ever did, and it took years, was believing I was capable of earning a million dollars. ~ Les Brown.

Sweat equity is the most valuable equity there is. Know your business and industry better than anyone else in the world. Love what you do or don’t do it. ~ Mark Cuban.

We are all self-made, but only the successful will admit it. ~ Earl Nightingale.

When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor. ~ Elon Musk.

Look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself, what do I want to do every day for the rest of my life…Do that. ~ Gary Vaynerchuk.

It’s important to be willing to make mistakes. The worst thing that can happen is you become memorable. ~ Sara Blakely.

The only difference between a rich person and a poor person is how they use their time. ~ Robery Kiyosaki.

Money is just a consequence. I always say to my team, Don’t worry too much about profitability. If you do your job well, the profitability will come. ~ Bernard Arnault.

Don’t focus on you, focus on what you can give others. ~ Daymond John.

Money is a terrible master but an excellent servant. ~ P.T. Barnum.

Popular Millionaire Quotes

All wealth comes from adding value, from producing more, better, cheaper, faster, and easier than someone else. ~ Brian Tracy.

Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them. ~ Madame C. J. Walker.

Affiliate marketing has made businesses millions and ordinary people millionaires. ~ Robert Foster Bennett.

Risk more than others think safe. Dream more than others think practical. ~ Howard Schultz.

I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. ~ Steve Jobs.

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. ~ Colin Powell.

No matter how smart you are, if you don’t know how to work with people, your dreams will just be dreams. ~ Jack Ma.

You have to decide that you will become a deca-millionaire, and then you must reinforce that decision, over and over. Put a stake in the ground right now: I am going to become very, very rich. ~ Grant Cardone.

Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. ~ Steve Jobs.

If the road trip to wealth were easy, would everyone be wealthy? Expect a price to be paid. Expect risk and sacrifice. Expect bumps in the road. ~ M.J. Demarco.

I don’t design clothes. I design dreams. ~ Ralph Lauren.

The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind, may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled. ~ Andrew Carnegie.

Great Millionaire Quotes

Before you can become a millionaire, you must learn to think like one. You must learn how to motivate yourself to counter fear with courage. ~ Thomas J. Stanley.

First comes the shy wish. Then you must have the heart to have the dream. Then, you work, and work. ~ Estée Lauder.

You just have to find that thing that’s special about you that distinguishes you from all the others, and through true talent, hard work, and passion, anything can happen. ~ Dr. Dre.

As you start your journey, the first thing you should do is throw away that store-bought map and begin to draw your own. ~ Michael Dell.

If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians. ~ Warren Buffett.

The more you learn, the more you earn. ~ Frank Clark.

Start with the end in mind. If you want to be a millionaire, talk like one, act like one, work like one. ~ Bob Proctor.

Being rich isn’t a privilege. Being rich is a right. If you create massive value for others, you have the right to be as rich as you want. ~ Steve Siebold.

When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for everyone telling you you’re nuts. ~ Larry Ellison.

Becoming a millionaire is not the end goal; your growth and development en-route is what matters. ~ Mark Victor Hansen.

Most people fail to realize that in life, it’s not how much money you make. It’s how much money you keep. ~ Robert Kiyosaki.

An investment in knowledge pays the best dividends. ~ Benjamin Franklin.

Powerful Millionaire Quotes

No woman marries for money; they are all clever enough, before marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him first. ~ Cesare Pavese.

You can’t tell a millionaire’s son from a billionaire’s. ~ Vance Packard.

Relentlessly strive to come up with new and better products and produce them more efficiently than the alternatives. ~ Charles G. Koch.

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. ~ Norman Vincent Peale.

Ferrari doesn’t advertise on TV because their customers don’t watch much of it. ~ Patrick Bet-David.

How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case. ~ Robert G. Allen.

The lack of money is the root of all evil. ~ Mark Twain.


Rich people are committed to being rich. Poor people want to be rich. ~ T. Harv Eker.

If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep, you will work until you die. ~ Warren Buffett.

What determines your wealth is not how much you make but how much you keep of what you make. ~ David Bach.

Obsessed is a word used often by the lazy, in order to describe the dedicated. ~ Tai Lopez.

If you want to fly with the eagles, don’t swim with the ducks! ~ T. Harv Eker.

If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we’d all be millionaires. ~ Abigail Van Buren.

I never wanted to be a millionaire. I just wanted to live like one. ~ Walter Hagen.

Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil. ~ J. Paul Getty.

I want a man who’s kind and understanding. Is that too much to ask of a millionaire? ~ Zsa Zsa Gabor.

I work as hard as anybody will ever work and I like that. That’s why I’ve been successful and that is when I feel good about myself. If I do my damnedest and don’t succeed, I feel good about the effort. ~ Mark Wahlberg.

Inspiring Millionaire Quotes

You cannot achieve success without failure. ~ Sean Diddy Combs.

Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success. ~ Robert Kiyosaki.

Success takes communication, collaboration, and sometimes, failure. ~ Jessica Alba.

Never depend on a single income. ~ Warren Buffett.

Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see farther. ~ J.P. Morgan.

Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs. ~ Zig Ziglar.

No matter what your dream is, you can make that dream a reality, …If you dream about being a millionaire, you can be that. All you have to do is study and be smart. ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger.

If you do not see riches in your imagination, you will never see them in your bank balance. ~ Napoleon Hill.

If you are focused on delivering value, money comes. ~ Dan Lok.


On average, millionaires invest 20% of their household income each year. Their wealth isn’t measured by the amount they make each year, but by how they’ve saved and invested over time. ~ Ramit Sethi.

Disciplined, consistent, and persistent actions are more of a determining factor in the creation of success than any other combination of things. ~ Grant Cardone.

Rich men have dreams. Poor men die to make them come true. ~ Glen Cook.

I don’t know why you should be proud of something. It doesn’t make you any better or worse. You are what you are. ~ Michael Bloomberg.

Motivational Millionaire Quotes

I want to put a ding in the universe. ~ Steve Jobs.

If you want to change the fruits, you will first have to change the roots. If you want to change the visible, you must first change the invisible. ~ T. Harv Eker.

High expectations are the key to everything. ~ Sam Walton.

Always discover your vision and the rest will follow. ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Success isn’t overnight. It’s when everyday you get a little better than the day before. It all adds up. ~ Dwayne Johnson (The Rock).

You can’t go into business thinking that success will come to you in just one or two years. ~ Do Won Chang.

You have to make the shift from being a consumer in the economy to becoming an owner – and you do it by becoming an investor. ~ Tony Robbins.

I think frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do. One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out. ~ Jeff Bezos.

The reason I’ve been able to be so financially successful is my focus has never, ever for one minute been money. ~ Oprah Winfrey.

Of all the people I have met who have achieved a level of economic success similar to my own were driven to realize a dream, but not necessarily to become wealthy. Remember, success is doing what you want to do. ~ Robert Herjavec.

Anyone can be a millionaire, but to become a billionaire you need an astrologer. ~ J. P. Morgan.

If you want to be successful, you have to jump, there’s no way around it. When you jump, I can assure you that your parachute will not open right away. But if you do not jump, your parachute will never open. If you’re safe, you’ll never soar! ~ Steve Harvey.

I never took a day off in my 20’s. Not One. ~ Bill Gates.

Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world. If you do so, you are insulting yourself. ~ Bill Gates.

If it weren’t for baseball, many kids wouldn’t know what a millionaire looked like. ~ Phyllis Diller.

The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks. ~ Mark Zuckerberg.

Risk more than others think safe. Dream more than others think practical. Expect more than others think possible. Care more than others think wise. ~ Howard Schultz.

I now realize there are millions of self-made millionaires who started with nothing. They dug inside themselves to find the answers and they succeeded. There is nothing anyone else can do, that I can’t do. ~ Dean Graziosi.

If there are some losses that you take, then we’re all big boys – we shouldn’t be crying. ~ Mukesh Ambani.

Become a millionaire not for the million dollars, but for what it will make of you to achieve it. ~ Jim Rohn.

In Life, you don’t get anywhere or do anything you hope to without some sort of sacrifice. ~ Stephen Saad.

Inspirational Millionaire Quotes

At least eighty percent of millionaires are self-made. That is, they started with nothing but ambition and energy, the same way most of us start. ~ Brian Tracy.


Don’t underestimate the power of your instinct. ~ Barbara Corcoran.

The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work. ~ Oprah Winfrey.

It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. ~ Bill Gates.

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. ~ Vidal Sassoon.

You can’t work three hours a week and make $100,000. Get rich quick doesn’t work. Crock pot mentality always defeats microwave mentality! ~ Dave Ramsey.

People say that I’m a millionaire, but that’s not true – I only spend millions. ~ Robert Plant.

Buy when everyone else is selling and hold until everyone else is buying. That’s not just a catchy slogan. It’s the very essence of successful investing. ~ J. Paul Getty.

You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over. ~ Richard Branson.

I believe that most successful people are ordinary people with extraordinary determination. ~ Mary Kay Ash.

The best time to expand is when no one dares to take risks. ~ Andrew Carnegie

Resenting the rich is one of the surest ways to stay broke. ~ T. Harv Eker.

I’ve never chased money. It’s always been about what I can do to motivate and inspire people. ~ Tyler Perry.

I’m a millionaire, I’m a multi-millionaire, I’m filthy rich. You know why I’m a multi-millionaire? ‘Cause multi-millions like what I do. ~ Michael Moore.

Bad taste creates many more millionaires than good taste. ~ Charles Bukowski.

If you believe in it, and you believe in it hard, it is impossible to fail. ~ Ray Kroc.

I never grew up thinking the goal in life was to be a millionaire. ~ Cecelia Ahern.

The few who do are the envy of the many who watch. ~ James Earl Schoaff.

So these were the 150 top Millionaire quotes and sayings.

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