This is one ultimate measure of a successful life, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett tell

Warren Buffett and Bill Gates are two of the top 3 richest people in the world, with a combined net worth of over $170 billion. When it comes to identifying what made them successful, surprisingly, it is not the money.

Bill Gates wrote in his blog, Warren Buffett has helped him to define success by the strength of one’s personal relationships.

“His measure of success is, ‘Do the people you care about love you back?'”

“I think that is about as good a metric as you will find.”

This certainly is different from how Bill Gates measured success when he first started Microsoft. He used to say.

“an end-of-year assessment would amount to just one question: Is Microsoft software making the personal-computing dream come true?”

“Today of course I still assess the quality of my work,” the 63-year-old Gates said. “But I also ask myself a whole other set of questions about my life. Did I devote enough time to my family? Did I learn enough new things? Did I develop new friendships and deepen old ones?”

Read the full post on Gates Blog Here