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For most people the age of 25 is spent in your first apartment, on your second hand furniture, with a job that barely pays the rent. For people such as Donald Trump, Steve Jobs and Martha Stewart, the story is a little different. So what were some of the most powerful people in the world doing when the rest of us were adjusting to post-college life?
According to Business Insider by the end of its first day of trading in December of 1980, Apple Computers had a market value of $1.2 billion, making 25-year-old Steve Jobs a millionaire. When he was 25 Richard Branson started the Virgin Records Label. Five years later his company was international and he was rich. JK Rowling, the first author to become a billionaire was 25 and on a four hour train ride when she came up with the idea for Harry Potter.
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CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.