A question from Yahoo! Answers:
If there was a chart for the economic food chain what would be the top 10 Jobs?
There are only two, really:
- A founder (but not necessarily the CEO) of a successful large company
- A heir to #1
Look at Forbes’ list of 24 richest people in the world: almost all fall under #1, except David Thomson (#10), a third-generation heir whose family controls The Thomson Corp. but does little in terms of day-to-day management, Liliane Bettencourt (#12), the heir to L’Oréal founder Eugene Schueller, and three members of Walton family (##22-24), all heirs to Sam Walton of WalMart fame. A few people, such as Lakshmi Mittal (#5), Bernard Arnault (#7) and the Ambani brothers (#14 and #18) are a bit of both; they did inherit a lot of money, but managed to grow it further by expanding family businesses or starting new ones.