5. Larry Ellison
Net worth: $54.3 billion
Larry Ellison is the man and brains behind Oracle, the huge software company known for their database systems. Ellison’s story is a true story of overcoming. Battling his own living situations to dropping out of college (twice), building an empire and almost completely crumbling to the point of filing bankruptcy and building back up again. Ellison has quite the story of inspiration and reason why you should not give up.