10 + 2 Imigrantes Bilionários

10 + 2 Billionaires Immigrants
Immigration is the movement of people into a country or region which they are not native in order to settle there. Immigration is made for many reasons, including temperature, breeding, economic, political, family re-unification, natural disaster, poverty or the wish to change one's surroundings voluntarily.
Here are 12 immigrants who left their country to work or study abroad and became billionaires.

Manoj Bhargava
Manoj Bhargava
Indian-born Bhargava came to the U.S. as a teen and enrolled at Princeton U. He dropped out  and returned to India where he spent 12 years as a monk. Back in the U.S. he did well in plastics until he stumbled onto a formula for energy drinks that became wildly successful 5-Hour-Energy.

Sergey Brin
Sergey Brin
Brin emigrated from Russia at age 6. His mother was a research scientist at NASA. He met cofounder Larry Page in a computer science Ph.D. program at Stanford and dropped out in 1998 to start Google from a friend's garage. Today he focuses on futuristic innovations like Google's internet glasses (pictured) as head of special projects.

Don Chang
Don Chang
Do Won (Don) Chang and his wife Jin Sook came to the U.S. from Korea in 1981. He initially held three jobs at once, doing janitorial work, pumping gas and working in a coffee shop. The couple opened their first clothing shop in 1984. They now own and run more than 480 Forever 21 stores.

Peggy & Andrew Cherng
Peggy & Andrew Cherng
Andrew Cherng arrived from China with little money in 1966. He and his father opened a sit-down Chinese restaurant, Panda Inn, in 1973. Ten years later he launched fast casual restaurant, Panda Express, which he now owns and runs with his wife Peggy, who was born in Burma, raised in Hong Kong and has a PhD in computer science. The company has 1,500 restaurants, $1.6 billion in sales.

Shahid Khan
Shahid Khan
Pakistan-born Khan came to the U.S. at age 16 for college, then built a Rust Belt auto parts manufacturer into Flex-N-Gate, a $3.4 billion sales juggernaut. Khan burst onto the public scene in January 2012, when he bought the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars.

Michael Moritz
Michael Moritz
Michael Moritz  is a British-American venture capitalist with Sequoia Capital in Menlo Park, California in Silicon Valley, a former member of the board of directors of Google, and a philanthropist and writer.
Welsh-born former journalist, Moritz is one of three foreign-born venture capitalists to rank among The Forbes 400.

Rupert Murdoch
Rupert Murdoch
Australian Rupert Murdoch reportedly became a U.S. citizen because U.S. law and the FCC does not allow foreigners to hold major stakes in U.S. networks. His News Corp has been based in America for decades. He is co-chair of Partnership for a New American Economy, a nonpartisan group advocating for immigration reform.

Elon Musk
Elon Musk
Musk grew up in Pretoria, South Africa and then studied physics and business at the University of Pennsylvania.  Entrepreneur later helped found electric car maker Tesla Motors and SpaceX.

Pierre Omidyar
Pierre Omidyar
The French-born Iranian moved to the U.S. with his family at age six. He wrote code for his site, Auction Web, at age 28 and renamed it eBay after his first choice, Echo Bay, was already taken.

Isaac Perlmutter
Isaac Perlmutter
Perlmutter emigrated from Israel with just $250 to his name. A veteran of Israel's 1967 Six-Day War, he put his knowledge of Hebrew to work in one of his first jobs in the U.S., presiding over Jewish funerals in Brooklyn. His fortune comes from Marvel Entertainment, which he sold to Disney for $4 billion in cash and stock in 2009; he stayed on as the division's CEO.

Patrick Soon-Shiong
Patrick Soon-Shiong
His dad was a village doctor in China. His family immigrated to South Africa during World War II. He finished high school at 16 and became a doctor by 23.
He has developed and sold two multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical companies, American Pharma Partners (APP) and Abraxis BioScience (ABII). APP was responsible for the only safe supply of Heparin in the United States in 2008, when supplies from other sources were found to be tainted.

George Soros
George Soros
Born in Budapest, Soros survived the Nazi occupation of Hungary and went on to study at the London School of Economics. He launched storied Quantum Fund Management in 1969, one of the U.S. first hedge funds.

Source: forbes.com

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