Entrepreneurs become entrepreneurs for a number of reasons. Being your own boss ranks high on the list. The sense of accomplishment that comes with creating a company and making it a success is another motivation for some.

The primary driver for many is the prospect of becoming extremely wealthy. While some entrepreneurs like the idea of being rich simply for the sake of being rich or for the hedonistic pleasures money makes possible, that’s not the case for most business owners.

Generally, the desire to become really wealthy is accompanied by loftier goals, including taking care of loved ones and supporting non-profits.

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