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What a dream retirement plan looks like for 10 of the richest CEOs in America

It’s hard to imagine the world’s richest CEOs stepping down from their empires.

For some, like Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, they can’t imagine it either. For others, like Bill Gates, handing over the reins wasn’t so hard to do.

With billions of dollars to their name and a behemoth company under their wing, a bigwig CEO’s retirement might look a little different than the norm, whether it’s prolonged working or a life of leisure.

But that’s not to say their retirement plans can’t inspire your own golden years.

Here, 10 of the world’s richest CEOs on what a dream retirement looks like to them — and what lessons you can steal from those ideas.

Jeff Bezos dreams of being a bartender.
Jeff Bezos


Net worth: $176.8 billion

Position: CEO of Amazon

When once asked what he’d be doing if he wasn’t ‘Jeff Bezos,’ Bezos said, “I have

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Knoxville firm and Dream Big winner Strata-G sold to employees

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Strata-G founder Dan Hurst talks about selling the company to his employees.

Knoxville News Sentinel

For the first time in 18 years, Strata-G founder Dan Hurst has just one decision to make: finding and conserving 100 acres of land meant for Strata-G employees to enjoy. 

It’s a transition for someone who, as a small-business owner, made thousands of decisions year in and year out. 

Ranked as the largest veteran-owned business in East Tennessee by the Knoxville News Sentinel’s Book of Lists, Strata-G has been sold by Hurst to two longtime vice presidents.

Elliott Barnett will take on operations as CEO, and John Patterson will handle business development and growth as president. 

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From left, Dan Hurst, Darrell Daugherty and John Patterson pose for a portrait at their company, Strata-G, the largest veteran-owned business in East Tennessee, on Aug. 2, 2020. Hurst has sold the company to employees Patterson

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