How do you become a millionaire? This is 100% serious and original advice that I hope helps someone on here. Drop the parts of your life that don't have to do with business! What do I mean? Quit that 40-hour+ job (or get a part-time position), devote less time to friends/relationships, and don't focus on school. (That 4.0 GPA won't help you create your own business, but it'll look good if you want a 9-5 job.) Even if you have to live with your buddy or your parents! Personally, I'm going to keep trying business ventures until one sticks. Eventually you'll make enough to live off of, even if the first year isn't a million-dollar year. The second you start a family and accept a 9-5 job is the second you lose any chance at becoming more than the average Joe.