Investment banking is among few areas that have attracted top brains across the world, and most of those who have invested in this career have emerged with massive success. However, you have to note that it takes a lot of work to build a profile as good as that of already successful investment bankers. Often times an investment banker will start as an analyst and work up to 120 hours a week for their first few years. And even if they achieve the coveted level of Managing Director, the hours aren’t all that better if they want to be one of the top producers in the business. We all want money, but to achieve the amounts claimed by top investment bankers you need quite the effort, which is also not to mean this is unachievable. Few people have proved that indeed, you can be among the richest people on earth by working in this industry.
Here are 20 of the richest investment bankers (in no particular order) in the world that you can learn from.