With just shy of 2,000 billionaires on earth, the odds of joining that rarefied club is about one in 4 million. To put that in perspective, you are 24 times more likely to be killed by lightning than you are to become a billionaire.
If you hope to be a billionaire, despite the odds, it stands to reason that taking a radically different approach to life could shift things in your favour.
Who better to show us how to rebel against an average life than rebel billionaires themselves? Here are seven life hacks from this rare group:
1. Work hard, play harder
Sir Richard Branson is the perfect example of prospering fantastically while truly enjoying life. While Branson certainly works hard, he is much better known for playing hard.
From hot-air-balloon trips around the world to bungee jumping off buildings, Branson understands the value of living life to its fullest.
Lesson: Working hard is fine, but always take time away from work to have fun and recharge.