Famous families of business icons

Does success run in the family? See what the family members of these leaders of their industries have done on their own.

By MSN Money Staff

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May 28, 2013 10:22AM
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I hate this format with all the questions. You write an article, tell us in the article so we don't have to jump to 5 different areas 
May 28, 2013 9:50AM
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being rich is one thing, but the most important thing is being healthy and happy.

May 28, 2013 11:44AM
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Why am I going to quit reading msn stories?  Because I'm tired of being given a bunch of links to click instead of being given the story.  Advertisers please note, they have to change their style.
May 28, 2013 1:50PM
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"Does success run in the family?" It ran away from my family! What does one consider success. I have two children, who are happily married and three grand children, who are my reason for living. I have absolutely no savings. Lost my 403b during the Bush years. What savings I had left after my retirement at age 65, went to pay hospital bills. I made the mistake of getting breast cancer after I retired. Those co-pays will wipe out your wallet in a hurry.

So my success is my family and my nursing career. My failure is, I have no money, for my children to "inherit." But that's all right because, they tell me they love me. They watch out for me. Who could ask, for anything more than that?

May 28, 2013 12:01PM
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I totally agree I won't finish this article because of this cumbersome and pointless format.


May 28, 2013 8:59AM
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who really cares, they're rich we're not. 
May 28, 2013 9:23AM
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Yes I'm jealous , who ever said money don't buy happiness just look at their smiles..

 

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Richard Branson A gift of Kindness to many.

 

LarryDanley Redding CA

May 28, 2013 11:48AM
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Really? So without the worry of where they will be sleeping and what they will be eating, they beat all the odds and did something they wanted. With all the financial backing and connections to make doors open... . WOW that was hard work  ROFL
May 28, 2013 10:46AM
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Who cares that this people have money.  They pay little taxes while we the hard working American

pay taxes out the kazoo if we make more than $100,000.00

Just irrates me crazy.  And when they do donate, you never really hear those stories now do you?

 

May 28, 2013 9:28PM
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What a stupid waste of time.  There should be like and dislike buttons associated with these "articles".  Can't really call it an article, because it is just a bunch of links thrown together as if this was a last ditch effort at grabbing reader's attention.  Regardless, I skimmed through many of them and can't imagine what is considered successful about most of them, except their enormous wealth. So What?  They have 1 kid, maybe 2 and are on how many marriages?  As for their "successful" off spring - only recognized 1 or 2 of them and can you really call Paris Hilton successful???  LMAO   
May 28, 2013 11:42AM
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Bloomberg should have been neutered before he could have carried on his socialist agenda.
May 29, 2013 12:41AM
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This has got to be the most annoying and ignorant article I've read online recently-- and yes I am including all of the predatory articles about Lindsey Lohan and Amanda Bynes!  "Does success run in families?" Seriously? Yes it does when that success (read: Money) can buy your offspring an elite education and connections into business and other fields. This is really not news... for centuries the elite have had access to opportunities that the "great unwashed" could only dream of having. Before I "got an education," I used to think "wow, the English nobility were reeealllly smart" lol. Well yeah, they were-- especially smart in excluding the hoi polloi from higher education and business!
May 29, 2013 8:37PM
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for heaven's sake, let me read the article...
May 28, 2013 6:13PM
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I am trying to find the answers to why certain people are born with wealth and others are born in poverty. I was a member of the latter. I am not so sure I could handle wealth because I would most likely give it way. But when I cross over, I have a feeling, those born with wealth will be the ones, who suffer from envy. Since you cannot take it with you, what are the wealthy going to do, without money, to get others to do their fetching for them?
May 29, 2013 8:14PM
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Lets see... Quincy Jones got lucky and met the Jackson Family.
Martha Stewart made money with insider trading and served time.
Warren Buffett made lots of money because he's been an investor since the 1800's.
Richard Branson sold his personality.
Steve Jobs copied Bill Gates, and they knew each other since college. 
The other whackos I dont recognize.
May 29, 2013 9:02PM
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Stupid content. I feel stupid for reading the first third.
May 28, 2013 12:27PM
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Rich is GREAT. POOR is BAD MALO NO GOOD God is not THERE> RICH HEALTHY AND GOD. That is God  COMMAND.
May 28, 2013 3:32AM
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WOULD LOVE TO MEET THIS GENTLEMAN AND SEE ONE OF HIS YACHTS.
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