What makes a ruthless billionaire ruthless? Well let’s take a look of who is ruthless. What did they do to make it on the list? Let’s see who else qualifies for this list. In fact, let’s compare and see who is worse.
1. Mark Zuckerberg:
A Harvard graduate, Zuckerberg is a computer programmer and internet engineer. He is most famous for being the founder and chief executive of Facebook. In 2011, his personal wealth was valued at $17.5 billion. In the movie The Social Network, he was portrayed as the ruthless and untrustworthy sex maniac. He achieved success accidentally, feeding off of roommates and fellow college students.
2. Donald Trump:
At age 65, he is worth $2.9 billion. He is one of the largest tycoons in the United States, being a leader in real estate, business and television. On his show The Apprentice, he is ruthless. He is very direct and to the point, showing little or no compassion to others. He is no different in real life as the Guardian reported on his ruthless efforts to build a golf course on a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The golf course would accompany 500 private homes and 1000 holiday homes. The scandal over the golf course erupted when residents had little support or say in the matter.
3. Martha Stewart:
Martha Stewart is an American business mogul, media personality, and magazine publisher. Her undertakings focus on “homemaking,” which are featured in the Martha Stewart Living magazine. In 2004, she was found guilty of lying to investigators about a stock sale. She would spend five months in prison for the crime. Despite her jail time, Martha is still active today and her new company-Omnimedia is seeing continuing growth.
4. Charlie Sheen:
I believe that this man is as ruthless and as sick as they get. He tormented his cast member and producers; he also made a fool of himself in front of family and friends. The worst thing, if he loses a job, the job still pays. He signed a contract with Two and a Half Men that would allow him to get paid despite being fired. What a one piece of SOB.
5. Will Smith:
Smith reportedly saw a net worth of $200 million in 2011. His films have grossed at $5.7 billion global box offices. His big break occurred on Fresh Prince of Belair in 1990. While producing and starring on the show, he showed a ruthless side of himself. It was here that he set his eyes on the big screen, aiming to become a movie star. His dream and success was not shared by his co-workers, especially Janet Hubert-Whitten who was fired for being pregnant.
6. Rosie O’Donnell:
Rosie O’Donnell is ruthless in her pursuits, thoughtless, impatient and combative. Rosie O’Donnell is not likely to compromise and may have recurrent upsets in her relationships. This was more than visible in her brief stint on The View, where she butted heads with Elizabeth Hasselbach. O’Donnell was not willing to let her beliefs fly under the radar.
7. Bill Gates:
The Independent reported that the Microsoft co-founder was a ruthless schemer. These words came from Gates’ partner and co-founder of Microsoft Paul Allen. In a tell all book, Allen revealed bitterness between him and Gates. He also claims that Gates never gave him the proper recognition he deserved. The two were friends since high school. Gates is worth $56 billion as of 2012.
8. Terry Lester:
This Y&R star was also ruthless. When he was not happy with his storyline, he began to criticize the creator William Bell and his daughter Lauralee Bell, who played Christine Blair. Lester was making more than the average American, playing a role of Jack Abbott, one of the most popular characters on the show. Still he wanted more fame and more money.
9. Russell Hantz:
This survivor is ruthless. One thing I cannot understand is how he got on the show. He owns a million dollar Oil Company! He was never considerate of others on the 3 shows he was on. He would often quote that the game of survivor was easy to play. I guess Survivor was more interested in entertainment than its ratings.
10. Bernie Madoff:
This man is well known for his Ponzi scheme that landed him in jail in March of 2009 and cost his investors a total of $18 billion. He began his fame as a penny stock trader. He would later on receive a loan of $50,000 to start the Bernie L. Madoff Investment Security LLC. This company brought him much success. However, this man was too busy focusing on his fame and money that he did not care about who he hurt in the process. His children, including his son Mark, could not face the embarrassment. In fact Mark committed suicide, sighting the shame he felt about what his father did.