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Manoj Bhargava
Born 1953 (age 63–64)[1]
Lucknow, India
Citizenship United States
Education Princeton University (one year)
Occupation Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
Known for 5-Hour Energy brand
Net worth USD $4.0 billion (2013)[2]

Recruiting is the hardest part of any business, but in charity, it is 10 times harder.
Manoj Bhargava
If your mind is still, you're the happiest.
Most of the people don't know that one of the great qualities of caffeine is it allows you to absorb nutrients, and it does it quickly, and so when it does it quickly, you focus, and when you focus, you think you have energy.
Manoj Bhargava
Service to others seems the only intelligent choice for the use of wealth.
Caffeine is a good thing.
Nobody moves on purpose to Detroit.
Charity is very difficult to do right. Thinking through what people need: You can't start a charity without that. It's like starting a business without the product.
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Water is good, but if you have too much, you drown. So is water bad, or is it good? It's both.
Manoj Bhargava
Some people collect stamps, other people like to be famous. I don't have that hobby.
Manoj Bhargava
The more you consume, the more insecure you are. It's the nature of the world.
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The biggest challenge is always the governments – they try to stop all good things. I try to stay away from them as much as I can, as I know if someone can destroy something good, it's the government.
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I have not cared for money, and I enjoy working. Money comes my way. People work hard so they get enough money. Or they work hard so they don't have to work hard later in life. But though I don't need money, I still work hard because I like what I am doing.
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If you don't improve the lives of the poor, it's not charity.
If you have more money than your lifestyle, then you can either do something stupid or smart. That's not much of a choice. That's like saying, 'You are on the roof. you can either take the elevator, or you can jump.' That's not a choice.
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Philanthropy is natural. For a mother, taking care of her children is natural. If I am rich, I take care of the poor, like a mother would.
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To me, it's impolite to go out shopping with no money.
I didn't want to be known. People say, 'I didn't want to toil in obscurity.' I like toiling in obscurity.
Manoj Bhargava
My father had a flourishing business as a publisher in North India.

Caffeine is a good thing.
I'm probably the wealthiest Indian in America.
My choice was to ruin my son's life by giving him money or giving 90-plus percent to charity. Not much of a choice.
Manoj Bhargava
Working hard is way more fun. If you had to goof off 40 hours a week, you couldn't do it. It would drive you crazy.
Manoj Bhargava
Working manually is not considered bad in the U.S.
5-Hour Energy is not an energy drink, it's a focus drink. But we can't say that. The FDA doesn't like the word 'focus.' I have no idea why.
Manoj Bhargava
Chemicals are really simple. You mix a couple things together and sell it for more than the materials cost.
Manoj Bhargava
5-hour Energy has always been about helping hard working people, and the Amazing People program takes this further by making a significant difference in the lives of those who are working through difficult circumstances.
Manoj Bhargava
I got what I needed out of Princeton in 1 year, and I didn't think it was useful.
Manoj Bhargava
People with water-borne diseases occupy more than 50% of hospital beds across the world. Does the answer lie in building more hospitals? Really, what is needed is to give them clean water.
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