3 Entrepreneurs That Credit Their Success to Reading Books

Jake Boucher
4 min readDec 23, 2017

Over the past year, I have read the most books that I have ever read.

I have quickly come to the realization that reading has become my greatest asset. I am hoping that this article will be the inspiration you need to pick up that book and increase your knowledge.

I challenge you to do some research and find 5 entrepreneurs that don’t read on a consistent basis. I’ll give you one entrepreneur right off the bat that doesn’t read. The one and only Gary Vaynerchuk. He is a rare breed and it works for him, so I don’t see any reason for him to change his routine.

These 3 entrepreneurs that I am going to discuss have credited their success to their reading habits.

Without further ado, let’s jump right in with the 2nd richest person in the world, Bill Gates.

Bill Gates

If you look up Bill Gates reading habits, you’ll be amazed at how much he reads. I have no idea how he finds time to read with his jam-packed schedule. Mr. Gates reads about 50 books a year according to an interview that he did with Quartz. The 2nd richest person in the world reads 50 books a year. He also credits his success to his reading habits.

If Bill Gates can read 50 books a year with his hectic life, what’s stopping you from reading 30 books a year and then working yourself up from there?

Read a book 20 minutes a day every single day and by the end of the year, you will be in that 30 book range. Keep reading, keep becoming more knowledgeable. Most people stop with their education after they graduate college. But in reality, your education should be just beginning.

If you’re interested in reading what Bill Gates is reading, then click here. This brings you to his blog where he talks about the best books he read during the year.

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett’s reading habits are even more impressive than Bill Gates. Mr. Buffett “The Oracle of Omaha”, spends roughly 80% of his day reading according to an article done by CNBC.com (read the article here). He also credits his success to his reading habits. In the article, Warren Buffett was asked about the key to success, he pointed to a stack of books that was…