A recent study decided to investigate wealthy and successful people. What underlying factors contributed to success? Were wealthy people born with a certain set of traits that would eventually equate to success? As it happens, the study found that financially successful people shared one special habit: a voracious appetite for reading.
Warren Buffett spends 80% of his day reading, and has attributed his financial success to reading between 600 and 1000 pages a day!
Across the board, groundbreaking CEOs and entrepreneurs all shared a similar passion for the written word.
If you are what you eat, you can apply the same logic to reading.
Another study found that wealthy people were highly selective over their reading materials, preferring to read non-fiction or educational books over novels or books for entertainment.
The following graphic, courtesy of Fundera, looks at some of the favorite books from women in business.