The Centre for Policy Studies (London, UK) did a report where they identified people that had earned and worked hard for their money (not including those who had inherited their fortune and had grown it).
The goal of the report was to identify the government and policy infrastructures that best support these entrepreneurship and self-made business super stars. The top five countries in the world where you can have the most success when creating a new business are Hong Kong (by far the best one), Israel, The United States, Switzerland and Singapore. Australia was equal 9th place with Canada. Not bad!