Remember when your parents would drag you to the library on Saturday mornings? You’ve dealt with enough books at school. Why would you need to stuff your face with more?
Your parents may be on to something. Billionaires like Warren Buffett and Oprah Winfrey carry a trait that has made them super successful: reading.
So, how do you do it?
How to Read Like a Billionaire
1. Make time to read
You may not have three hours of reading to spare, and that’s okay. Give yourself at least 30 minutes a day to read an enriching book.
2. Read for answers
The difference between rich people who read and everybody else is the content they absorb. Most readers read for pure pleasure. Those with higher incomes read for further self-education and application.
Elon Musk’s inspiration for Space X came from rocket science books. Of course, a few sci-fi adventures made it into the list.
3. Read more
There’s no harm in reading more than required. Nobody’s stopping you. What do you want to know? The more you learn, the better.
Billionaires’ Reading Habits
Billionaires today have massive literary appetites.
- Warren Buffett reads 500 pages a day.
- Bill Gates reads 50 books a year and reviews them on his blog.
- Mark Cuban reads three hours a day.
Other billionaire readers include Charlie Munger, Elon Musk, Oprah Winfrey, Jack Dorsey, David Rubenstein, and Mark Zuckerberg.
21 Reading Recommendations
Here are 21 personal recommendations to develop your billionaire mindset:
- The 4 Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
- The 10x Rule by Grant Cardone (review)
- Be Obsessed or Be Average by Grant Cardone (review)
- The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
- Deep Work by Cal Newport (review)
- Hustle by Neil Patel, Jonas Koffler, and Peter Vlaskovitz (review)
- The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz (review)
- Mastery by Robert Greene (review)
- The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco (review)
- Money: Master the Game by Tony Robbins
- The One Thing by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan (review)
- Pitch Anything by Oren Klaff
- The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg (review)
- Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki (review)
- The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
- The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles (review)
- Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
- Think and Grow Rich for Women by Sharon Lechter
- Think Like Zuck by Ekaterina Walters
- Warren Buffett’s Management Secrets by Mary Buffett & David Clark
- Your Internet Cash Machine by Joe Vitale & Jillian Coleman Wheeler (review)
Do you read like a billionaire? Which books have upgraded your life?
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