The power of reading and books is severely underestimated in today’s day and age. Sometimes, the best advice you will ever get is written in typed print within a paper-backed bound cover. Books have the ability to give you information that no person can. Authors spend hours researching the best of the best professionals in their selected discipline or become experts themselves on subjects so that you get the best information and advice humanly possible. The most successful people in the world will never tell you that they don’t read. On the contrary, you’ll find that all successful people read…a lot. The more you read, the more information you gain and the better you are able to make decisions and conduct your life and business. Here are 9 books that all successful, powerful (and, well, rich) people read and that are sure to set you on your path to success:
1. The Great Gatsby
This book is well-loved by some of the richest people in the world, including Bill Gates, Catherine Zeta-Jones and famous author John Green. It’s no secret why. The book’s theme is all about capitalism and the ugly side of the rich, American dream families of the 1920’s. The main character, Gatsby, gets extraordinarily rich all in hopes of winning the girl that he loved back. Let’s just say that money rules over even love in this classic tale. Although there is extravagance and luxury throughout the book, it is a harrowing story of the power that money can have over people and can serve as a cautionary tale to any person striving for success.