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Interview Questions From Self-Made Billionaires

Interview Questions From Self-Made Billionaires, Part II

I've already shared the go-to questions used by self-made billionaires when a job candidate first walks into their offices, and here's a list of the final questions they use when wrapping up interviews. Leaving on a strong note is always important — finish with a punch and prepare for your interviews by considering answers to some of these questions.

  1. John Catsimiditis — What do you hate to do?
  2. Leon Charney — How did you feel when you walked out?
  3. John Paul DeJoria — Is there anything else you would like to ask me?
  4. Tom Golisano — When are you available?
  5. Michael Heisley — Are there any questions that you have?
  6. R.J. Kirk: Highly variable.
  7. Ted Lerner: Questions to elicit and evaluate integrity and character.
  8. Rob Maguire — Do you have the passion necessary to succeed here or are you just looking for a job?

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  1. Seth Merrin — Do you have any questions for me?
  2. Jorge Perez — What are your weaknesses?
  3. Wilbur Ross — What questions do you have for me?
  4. Alexander Rovt — What would you like to achieve?
  5. Phil Ruffin: How much are you going to sue me for?
  6. Tom Secunda — If I gave you the answer to this, I'd lose my ability to interview. Everyone would be prepared.
  7. Patrick Soon-Shiong — What would you like to do with your life?
  8. Allen Stanford — Where do you want to be in five years and 10 years and, again, why are you suited for the job.


Join The Conversation
baybug baybug 9 years
I feel like I have been asked every single one of those questions in an interview.
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 9 years
how sad that there's nary a woman on this list. :(
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i liked #13 - how unexpected is that one? i like the questions that aren't necessarily out there but that aren't typical either. i like the ones that say 'are you looking for a career that you're passionate about or just a job' - since that's a telling thing. i don't like the weaknesses one since those are standard questions/answers and i don't know if i like the 'where do you see yourself in 10 years' one either since i see myself as CEO but is that realistic - who the heck knows!
beram1220 beram1220 9 years
Those sound like generic interview questions to me - nothing special...
SDTransplant SDTransplant 9 years
"Do you have the passion necessary to succeed here or are you just looking for a job?" I would be tempted to answer yes to the second half of that question, but of course I would answer yes to the first and no to the second.
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