Here are just three of the people profiled in the story.
ShahidKhan was born in Pakistan and moved to the US in 1967. He is now worth $6.9 billion after starting a manufacturing company.
Romesh Wadhwani was born in India and moved to the US in 1969 He is now worth $3 billion after starting a software and private equity company.
Thomas Peterffy was born in the basement of a Budapest hospital on Sept. 30, 1944. He moved to America and is now worth an estimated $12.6 billion.
Do Won Chang was born in South Korea and moved to America in 1981. He is now worth $3 billion after founding “Forever 21”.
“OVER THE PAST FEW DECADES THE BILLIONAIRE FORMULA HAS BEEN INCREASINGLY SIMPLE: COME TO AMERICA FOR COLLEGE, FALL IN LOVE WITH THE COUNTRY AND THE OPPORTUNITIES, AND STAY HERE AFTER GRADUATION, PUTTING THAT EDUCATION TO USE CREATING THE INNOVATIONS (AND JOBS) THAT YIELD FORBES 400 FORTUNES.”
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