Updated: Mar 20
Have you ever wondered what billionaires do that you don't? How can a single person be more successful than nearly everyone else, even 10x, 100x, 1000x more profitable than the average millionaire?
People aren't really all that different from each other these days. In the past, you could say the difference was obvious. Access to capital, the best books, or even the latest communication. Further back in history and the gap widens, discrepancies in wealth were largely based on your class and role in society and there was next to nothing you could do about it.
But those days are long gone. In today's age, the difference between the average person and the average billionaire, is a narrow set of factors. And that enables some interesting conclusions to be drawn.
What's Different About Self-Made Billionaires
Are you really that much different than Larry Ellison, Bill Gates or Larry Page? What are the common factors between them that the average person doesn't have?
Many people instinctively answer with "but they had the right connections and their family gave them money". But for every billionaire son of a well-off millionaire, there are literally millions (46.8 million millionaires in the world to be precise) of stories of children from millionaires who amount to far less. Consider the case of Larry Ellison, now one of the wealthiest individuals alive with over $59 Billion dollars to his name. Ellison started his company with only $2,000 in capital and it took him until he was 42 years of age to see his first million dollars -- hardly an overnight success and it certainly wasn't thanks to family money and connections. After being given up for adoption, he only met his biological mother again at age 48, over 6 years from his first self-made million. His adoptive father was distant, unsupportive, and had suffered significant losses in the great depression. This was a man who had something else going for him.
Or take the case of Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Google's original co-founders, who had to ask friends, family, teachers and coworkers just to scrape together enough money to buy a few servers and rent a garage. Nowadays, even a high-school kid with a part-time job can afford that on his own. The world truly has opened up a wealth of opportunity, and yet, Brin and Page had something special, something unique that everyone else seems to lack.
Perhaps the most famous story of them all, is Mark Zuckerberg's success with Facebook. However, it wasn't always so. Did you know that Zuckerberg had to ask a fellow student for funding to pay for $85/month server costs in the early days of Facebook? Perhaps more surprising is the return on that investment. That very same student, is now worth $8.5 Billion dollars. So what do these young billionaires do right that everyone else seems to miss?
Some would say it's the ability to program and write code, a common instinct by the unknowing. But consider Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger. They aren't doing any programming at Berkshire Hathaway, in fact, they don't use computers at all. Other recent billionaires famous for investing into technology companies, like Mr. Michael Moritz, haven't even written a single line of code in their entire lives.
So the list narrows further and we are left with one hidden factor, perhaps the most important factor of all.
"The Arbitrage Factor" Is A Way of Thinking That Leads to Wealth
The difference isn't material. It's informational. A way of thinking. And it's called The Arbitrage Factor. It's a strategy that works in both bull and bear markets. A strategy is simple, yet effective. And yet, the majority of people have never even heard of it and those that have, really don't understand it. Because the people that understand it, aren't reading this article. They're living it.
But before we can get into what exactly The Arbitrage Factor is and how it works, we first need to start with some basics.
Arbitrage: A Strategy That Creates Value
We aren't talking about arbitrage in the sense of automated trading platforms or the countless courses online that use the term for marketing, without actually understanding the substance behind it. We are talking about arbitrage in its truest sense of the word, the original sense of the word: seeking out market demand that lacks sufficient market supply. Real arbitrage, the kind with significant margins and spreads, requires legwork to uncover.
That's what we do here at Arbitrage Today. We find the most profitable arbitrage opportunities in today's market and bring them to our subscribers.
Good arbitrageurs seek out the highest possible profits at all times and, as a result, deliver new value to the market.
In this article, we're going to breakdown The Arbitrage Factor strategies of several of the world's most successful billionaires and explain exactly how they do it and show you how we apply these principles when we bring arbitrage opportunities and potential investments to our paying subscribers at Arbitrage Today. If you're not much of a reader and prefer to experience things for yourself, you can signup for a free trial of our service at Arbitrage Today. That will skip the noise and get right to the action.
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Why Arbitrage is Sustainable Wealth
Beyond the definition, it's important to truly understand the fundamental and real economic effects of arbitrage. By exploiting price differences