Image: Jeff Bezos by Andrew Harrer
There’s no doubt that there are many social, political, and economic factors that make some people more likely to reach billionaire status; one quick look at the Forbes billionaire list and all of the very similar faces will tell you that. But I know you’ve also wondered whether there was any astrological significance that makes someone more or less likely to reach billionaire status. After compiling a list of 10 of the world’s most famous billionaires, we found a clear cosmic pattern that would explain why these figures are so dominant in their fields. Using the likes of Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Bloomberg, and more, we’ve analyzed four of their birth chart placements: their Sun sign (identity); Venus sign (acquiring money); Mars sign (drive and motivation), and Jupiter sign (luck and wealth) to figure out which zodiac signs are most likely to reach billionaire status.
Fixed Signs Are Focused On Success
The fixed signs of the zodiac are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. They’re recognized for their willpower and consistency and are the most diligent, prideful, and focused signs. It’s no surprise that 8 out of 10 billionaires selected have major fixed zodiacal energy in their birth charts. Bill Gates, Sergey Brin, Mark Zuckerberg, and Michael Bloomberg were all born during a fixed season, giving them Sun signs that are inherently powerful, controlled, and disciplined. Gates, Zuckerberg, and Bloomberg each have 3 of the mentioned planets in Fixed signs, making them consistent, confident, and focused on their ambitions. These billionaires are able to make grounded and focused plans to succeed and have the right balance between being realistic with their expectations yet ambitious enough to push themselves to new heights.
Aquarians Are Visionary Leaders
5 out of 8 billionaires who have fixed zodiacal energy have Venus, Mars, or Jupiter in the zodiac sign, Aquarius. Aquarius is a visionary air sign controlled by two planets: authoritative Saturn and innovative Uranus. Unconventional Aquarians value their hopes and dreams above anything else and are able to transform and revolutionize the world around them in their own way. Out of all the zodiac signs, Aquarians are most likely to turn existing structures and businesses into modern organizations ahead of their time.
Bloomberg, Brin, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Larry Page used their inventive ideas, unique eye for money-making opportunities, and technological prowess to create businesses that they believed would change the world around them and cement their legacy as visionary leaders. As the non-conformists of the zodiac, they aren’t afraid to push the bar and will approach business ventures from a different angle: telling people what they should like and buy rather than delivering on their existing needs. The most Aquarius-like out of the bunch is Michael Bloomberg, who has 4 planets in this knowledge-seeking sign: his Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Venus. As Aquarius is also the zodiac sign associated with social justice and reform, it makes sense why Bloomberg has such a prominent political career.
Capricorns Are Natural CEOs
The second most common cosmic energy among these 10 billionaires is cardinal energy. The cardinal signs of the zodiac — Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn — aren’t afraid to get started and seize glowing opportunities. These self-assertive initiators would rather try and fail than sit around and miss out. 4-out-of-7 billionaires with Cardinal energy have influential Capricorn placements. Capricorn is the ambitious mountain climber of the zodiac who has the inner strength to withstand any storm and see their goals all the way through to the finish line. They are motivated by honor, respect, and power and aren’t put off by the hard work required to reach tremendous career heights.
Ruled by stoic Saturn, Capricorns are able to chase their long-term goals without losing their drive or focus. Their resilience allows them to bounce back after setbacks and their dominant and authoritative personas make them focused leaders whom others want to work alongside. Capricorns have an enviable ability to build their projects from the ground up to ensure success and longevity — making it no surprise that this energy is prominent in some of the world’s richest CEOs.
Mutable Signs Are Least Represented
Unfortunately, the mutable zodiac signs — Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces — were least represented in the Sun, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter signs of the chosen billionaires. However, Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH, and Larry Ellison, the founder of Oracle Corporation, prove that you can still reach the heights of financial success with more free-slowing, flexible, and tolerant energy.
Arnault has a creative Pisces stellium involving his Sun, Venus, and Mars. A stellium refers to the concentration of energy formed when three or more personal planets reside in one zodiac sign. This Piscean kick gives him an artistic and scattered vibe that explains why his investments and interests are spread across a range of industries, including fashion, jewelry, art, and yachts. Nevertheless, Arnault has his Midheaven — an astrological angle signifying worldly success and the heights of ambition — in the fixed Earth sign Taurus, giving him a strong emotional focus and commitment to meeting his luxurious personal goals.
However, Ellison has an intense Virgo stellium involving four of his planets: Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter! This gives him a critical, detail-oriented, and intelligent nature, which explains why he was drawn to the technological field in which he founded his business. Despite this, in Ellison’s birth chart, the Sun and Moon reside in lively Leo, giving him a passionate and courageous fixed energy that inspires him to be ambitious and dominant in his field.
Saturnian’s Are Most Represented
Aquarians and Capricorns — who are both ruled by Saturn — have the most common attributes among the birth charts explored, with 7 out of 10 billionaires possessing these Saturnian qualities. The patient and power-focused nature of Capricorn and the visionary genius of Aquarius offer the best energetic balance to foster financial success.