2. Michael Bloomberg

“I am not smarter than anybody else but I can out work you – and my key to success for you, or anybody else is make sure you are the first one in there every day and the last one to leave. Don’t ever take a lunch break or go to the bathroom, you keep working. You don’t ever know when that opportunity is going to come along… every opportunity I ever had, it was I think an awful lot of them was because I was there at the time. And that is the one thing you can control. You can’t control your luck, but the harder you work, the luckier you get.”

This quote was taken from an interview with TechCrunch on November 30, 2011.

J-Connection: Outgoing New York City mayor and media magnate Michael Bloomberg was born to Jewish-American immigrants in Boston. Bloomberg is slated to be the first recipient of a new honor dubbed the “Jewish Nobel Prize” awarded by Jewish organization the Genesis Philanthropy Group (GPG).