We all know that reading as much as possible is the pathway to success and fulfillment. 

When you look into the smartest, hardest-working person you know, there will be high chances that they are an avid reader.

Most of the successful people credit reading, in some capacity, as a factor in their success.

To get a better idea of how you can incorporate reading books into your life, take a look at the reading habits of the most successful people.

Warren Buffett

The CEO of Berkshire Hathaway is considered one of the most successful investors in the world. He is an avid reader and spends most of his time reading books, magazines, etc.

Buffett when he was starting out in his investment career, he would read anywhere from 600–1,000 pages of newspapers, corporate reports, and magazines each day.

Reading habits of warren buffett

Even today, Warren Buffett spends 80% of his day reading books. According to him, this is the best way to build up knowledge “like compound interest.”

You can also get inspired by his technique of investing in yourself, as he said, “The most important investment you can make is in yourself.”

Elon Musk

Elon Musk is a highly enthusiastic tech entrepreneur, the founder of Tesla and SpaceX has credited books with teaching him how to build rockets.

During his childhood, Elon would spend more than 10 hours each day reading science fiction novels. 

elon musk reading booka
Rows of books in the library. Background for text. Symbol of knowledge and learning.

It is also said that he is a very fast reader who reads everything in the library, even completed a six-month BASIC course in three days.

Elon suggests people read what makes them curious. As he said, reading regularly is much easier when the content interests you. 

It is doesn’t mandatory that you need to spend 10 hours a day to read but if you got the interest, it will drive you further.

Oprah Winfrey

Did you aware of this famous American talk show host, actress, television producer, and media executive is an avid-reader?

Oprah once said that “books were a path to freedom that helped me envision a world beyond my grandmother’s front porch.”

oprah winfrey reading habits

This incredible woman, even with her busy schedule, the Queen of Daytime finds time to read every evening before bed.

She also loves to discuss the new reads with her friends, by doing this she believes this is a great way to dig deeper and get different perspectives on what we read.

Mark Zuckerberg

Yeah! Here comes the man who is ruling the social media. The founder of Facebook has a net worth of over 9,550 crores USD and also credits his achievements to reading.

Mark Zuckerberg once said, “Reading books are valuable for a way they permit you to completely explore a particular thing, and immerse yourself in a deeper way than most media today.”

zuckerberg reading habits

Although being an avid social media user, he still makes time for a little reading every day, trying to find the right balance in daily routine as well.

Did you know that when he’s not working, Mark is reading and studying to learn Mandarin Chinese? Ask yourself how reading can expand your knowledge and further your goals.

Bill Gates

Did you know the co-founder of Microsoft’s favorite reading habit is reading books regularly? Yes, Bill gates say that reading is his favorite hobby and way to indulge his curiosity.

bill gates collection of reading books

Bill gates’ rule of reading will definitely fascinate you. He never starts reading what he can’t finish. Every night he sits down and reads newspapers, books, or articles for over an hour to make progress on his reading.

Bill Gates’s personal blog, GatesNotes, now boasts a hefty sum of more than 150 book recommendations.

Mukesh Ambani

Here comes the man who is ruling the digital world in India. He is a chairman and managing director, and largest shareholder of Reliance group, a Fortune Global 500 company.

He has certainly come a long way from his humble beginnings. Even so, he has some surprising book reading habits that many people do not know about.

mukesh ambani books habits

He reads management books passionately and applies the lessons in his business. He spends his spare time reading management books and gaining a lot of knowledge.

One of the easiest ways you can start living like the world’s most successful people is by picking up a book each day. Even if it doesn’t make you rich, your mind will be wealthier.

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