Wanna know the reading habits of some of the most famous people? Do you share anything in common with them? Find out more below
Do you love a good book? You’re in excellent company then. Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Oprah Winfrey, and Mark Zuckerberg are just a few examples of super successful people who share your favorite pastime.
It’s often said that success leaves clues and therefore we think the reading habits of the 18 amazing people we profile in the infographic below might contain a few hints.
Mangrove Partners Narrowly Avoids “Extinction-Level Event”
Mark Zuckerberg is a great place to start. The Facebook founder, with a net worth of more than $70 billion, demonstrated an ongoing commitment to personal growth and development by challenging himself to read at least one book every two weeks a couple of years back.
Then there’s Bill Gates. Worth almost $90 billion, Bill loves reading so much he devotes a whole section of his personal blog to reviewing his favorite reads. The next time you tell yourself you don’t have time to read think about this …
“Still, reading books is my favorite way to learn about a new topic. I’ve been reading about a book a week on average since I was a kid. Even when my schedule is out of control, I carve out a lot of time for reading.”
Bill Gates - source
We’re sure most of you have heard of Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club. Started back in 1996, Lady O still selects every book herself and invites millions of readers from around the world to her interactive, multi-platform reading club to discuss inspiring stories. If one of the world’s richest self-made women has time to immerse herself in a book, perhaps this is a habit worth copying.
“Nothing, not one thing or activity, can replace the experience of a good read—being transported to a different land, a different realm, through words and language.”
Oprah Winfrey - source
We figured that the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, was somebody who knew a thing or two about the power of reading and its impact on personal success.
Worth more than $84 billion, Jeff’s personal reading list is purportedly a must-do among Amazon employees and executives. With so many of Amazon’s corporate values having been developed from his years of reading success stories and inspiring biographies, we think Jeff’s reading habits profile might contain the secret to your success story, too.
If you’ve ever needed a good excuse to tuck into the couch with the company of a good book, we hope that the reading habits of 18 super success visionaries profiled in the infographic below will inspire you to greater success (and maybe into a good read too).