Raising Kids: Advice From The Most Successful And Powerful People In The World

Date January 19, 2018 18:09

What does it feel like to reach that great individual success in influencing the world's business, music, and high technology industries? Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and some of the other richest people in the world definitely know the answer. But you will be surprised to find out that all these men are very strict parents.

Today, the most powerful and successful people in the world share their kid-raising rules. Would you like to get a piece of useful advice from Steve Jobs and others? Then, just keep reading the article.


Bill Gates


Bill Gates is a co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation. From 1995 to 2017, he held the Forbes title of the richest person in history. Gates is a philanthropist and he is well-known for his significant charity work.

Bill has three wonderful children. The Microsoft co-founder admits his family is his greatest value in life. Here is what he says about his parenting principles:

I think family traditions that get you to come together and talk about what you're up to — going on trips together, always sitting at dinner and sharing thoughts — really made a huge difference.


Steve Jobs


Steve Jobs is a business magnate and co-founder of Apple Incorporation. Steve has four children, one son and three beautiful daughters. Jobs says he loves his family most, but when it comes to the rules for raising kids, he is a very strict father.

Steve involves a ‘No iPad’ policy for his children and has certain reasons for that. The business magnate thinks that all kids deserve a happy childhood. iPads and modern gadgets distract children from the common everyday joys.

I don’t allow my children to use an iPad. I try to make them love real-life conversations more than gadgets. That’s why the whole family loves to spend time talking in the evenings or during dinnertime.

Mark Zuckerberg


Mark Zuckerberg is a successful computer programmer and co-founder of Facebook. He is a proud father of two wonderful daughters. Mark says he wants to help his children find their purpose in life when they grow up. This is what he teaches his daughters:

Purpose is that feeling that you are part of something bigger than yourself, that you are needed, and that you have something better ahead. Purpose is what creates true happiness.


Barack Obama


The former president of the United States, Barack Obama, takes his responsibility as a father very seriously and with pleasure at the same time. Barack and his beautiful wife, Michelle, who has recently celebrated her 54th birthday, have two wonderful daughters.

Here is a piece of useful advice for raising kids from Barack and Michelle:

We teach our children to speak their mind at home because we understand, that teaching kids at a young age that their voice is valuable, is very important for them.


Evan Williams


Evan Williams is a founder of Twitter. Evan and his wife have two sons. Williams said that despite the fact that he has reached success in computer technologies, it was the encouragement from his parents to make him try different opportunities as a kid that mattered most, such as swimming, football, and baseball. That’s what he is going to teach his own sons.

I want to show my sons different opportunities instead of sticking to things that they are comfortable with.

Richard Branson


Richard Branson is a successful business magnate and founder of the Virgin Group which controls more than 400 companies. Richard has one son and two daughters. He takes real pleasure from spending time with his family, especially after a long and busy working day.

Branson shares his advice for raising kids:

A setback is never a bad experience, just a learning curve. I teach my kids that the amount of time people waste dwelling on failures, rather than putting that energy into other important things, might be the biggest mistake in life. I want my kids to learn from the mistakes of other people.


We hope these tips for raising kids from the most successful people in the world were helpful. Please, let us know what you think about these rules in the comments.

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