Looking for some empowering reading material. It’s no secret that leaders read. Today’s billionaire investors and entrepreneurs are among the most hungry readers. So what are the favorite books of billionaires every entrepreneur should read?
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If you want to get inside the minds and successes of those on Forbes’ richest lists, then here’s what your favorite billionaires are recommending you read.
This is the famous investing book by Benjamin Graham who was Warren Buffett’s mentor. In this book, you’ll learn a lot about investing which you can apply to acquire other startups and even managing your own stock holdings.
Zero to One is Peter Thiel’s own book, and the only thing he has ever tweeted about. It’s also highly recommended by many other entrepreneurs and investors in this space. For this reason, the book is at #2 from the list of favorite books of billionaires every entrepreneur should read.
Inside you’ll learn a lot about Peter’s own journey and startups after PayPal, as well as his contrarian approach for successful VC investing.
For a peek at what he is investing in now, check out this case study on Brex and Henrique Dubugras, and how this 22-year-old owner has already built a $1.1B company.
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This is one of the top favorite books of billionaires every entrepreneur should read since Bill Gates has named this one of his favorite books. He originally borrowed a copy from Warren Buffett. It is a collection of in-depth articles exploring Wall Street and iconic business brands.
This classic is Sam Walton’s own story of building the world’s largest retailer – Walmart. A company that continues to grow and thrive in both good and tough economic times, and continues to provide a billionaire’s legacy for his heirs. Peak into his mind and take on the rules of both Wall Street and main street and another one of the favorite books of billionaires every entrepreneur should read
Michael Dell’s own story from childhood adventures, to overcoming business obstacles and growing one of the longest-lasting and biggest computing brands after starting out with just $1,000.
Richard Branson’s life and leadership tips for building extraordinary businesses and having fun while doing it. Probably the most admired entrepreneur of all time, Sir Richard Branson certainly epitomizes bold entrepreneurship and the success lifestyle many new startup founders aspire to.
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