Books That Successful People Read

What do Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk read? Artgetting found out and is ready to share.

What Does Bill Gates Advise?

Bill Gates reads at least 1 book a week and shares the lists with his readers. What does he recommend?

One of the richest people in the world loves, of course, scientific literature. On his ‘must read’ list you can find sensational book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. The book surveys the history of humankind from the evolution of archaic human species in the Stone Age up to the twenty-first century, focusing on Homo sapiens. The next book Bill Gates recommenfs is Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues by Paul Fermer. One of the world’s leading epidemiologists, Paul Farmer, has been involved in setting up a healthcare system in Haiti. Gates called him one of the most impressive people he had the honor of meeting. Although the book appeared more than 15 years ago, it remains relevant (especially considering all сurrent events). From it, you will learn how important medications and proper treatment are for overcoming such deadly diseases as AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The next book is The Vital Question by Nick Lane. Bill Gates believes that everyone should know about Lane: “He is trying to convince people how important energy plays in all living things. Even if one of his works turns out to be wrong, I believe he will make a great contribution to our understanding of the appearance of life. ”

Bill Gates

What Does Marc Zuckerberg Read?

Facebook’s CEO has a great tradition: to read one book in two weeks.
His literary taste and choice focus on different cultures, beliefs, stories and technologies. What are his favourite books?

Why nations fail? This book is the result of 15 years of research by MIT economist Daron Ajemoglu and Harvard political scientist James Robinson. Zuckerberg’s interest in charity is growing in direct proportion to his wealth. This book, he said, helped him sort out the causes of global poverty.

Portfolios of the poor. Researchers Darrell Collins, Jonathan Mardock, Stuart Rosenford, and Orlanda Ratwen have been studying the economics of the lower classes of Bangladesh, India, and South Africa for 10 years. The authors made the discovery that poverty does not flourish in regions where people “do not know how to make money or manage it.” As a rule, it arises where people do not have access to the services of financial institutions. “It is incredible that almost half of the world’s population – 3 billion people, live on $ 2.50 a day or less. I hope that this book will give me some idea of ​​how we can help them and make their life even a little better” Zuckerberg writes.

Owrell`s revenge. Peter Huber, a researcher at the Manhattan Institute for Political Studies, published an unofficial sequel to George Orwell’s 1984 novel, in 1994, when Internet and telecommunications technology began to enter everyday life.

Marc Zuckerberg

Books for Elon Musk

Elon Musk leads SpaceX, Tesla and other large companies, but he also always finds time to read.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. In this comedy science fiction book, the supercomputer was able to find the answer to the question about the meaning of life. It turned out to be 42. For Musk, this book became a subject for inspiration. When he launched the Tesla Roadster into space, on the panel of the car you could see the inscription “Don’t Panic!”, which covers some editions of the book.

Structures : Or Why Things Don’t Fall Down by J. E. Gordon. Before Space X, Musk was a programmer. Then he decided to study the basics of rocket science, and this book helped him do this — this is a look at the structural design of the British scientist J. I. Gordon. “This is a very, very suitable book if you need a textbook on structural design,” Musk said.

Our final invention by James Barrat. The book warns of the dangers that may come from artificial intelligence. Barrat is carefully studying the potential future of AI, weighing the advantages and disadvantages. According to him, the book tells about “the background of the AI, which you will never hear from Google, Apple, IBM and DARPA.” Musk shares this view and called the book “worth reading.”

Elon Musk