9 Incredible Books Written by Billionaires

9 Incredible Books Written by Billionaires

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Reading is a particularly important hobby for anyone who wants to be more successful.

Many authors have spent a lifetime gaining a wealth of knowledge, and learning the lessons in their books the hard way so you don't have to. 

Here's a list of 9 incredible books written by billionaires – where each one tackles a specific topic.

1. Zero to One

The greatest secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel (of companies like PayPal, Founders Fund, and more) shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things.

2. Call Me Ted

Ted Turner has lived a remarkable life as one of the most amazing business executives of our time. He's the largest land owner in the United States, created TBS and CNN, and is the owner of the Atlanta Braves.

3. Onward: How Starbucks Fought for its Life 

In 2008, Howard Schultz returned to Starbucks to his position as CEO. He helped restore its financial health and bring the company to be what we know today – a massively successful coffee chain. In Onward, he shares his incredible stories about how he helped shape Starbucks to what it is today.

4. Ralph Lauren 

This book celebrates the life and work of Ralph Lauren – the wildly successful designer that has become a household name. In this book, Lauren speaks candidly about himself and his art.

5. What I Know For Sure

Oprah has made history with her legendary talk show – the highest rated program of its kind. She's a creative force, beautiful human, and champion of living the type of life we all strive for. She's launched her own television network, became the nation's only African-American billionaire, and has been awarded honorary degrees from Harvard University and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

6. Direct from Dell

At nineteen, Dell started his company at the University of Texas with just $1,000 – and turned that into an industry powerhouse. In this book, Dell takes us through his childhood adventures, mistakes he made along the way, and he reflects on the invaluable lessons he learned.

7. Simply Rich

In this autobiography, Richard DeVos reflects on his work, family, and the core values he's held onto from his upbringing. Those values are the things that helped him become one of the world's most successful business leaders as the cofounder of Amway.

8. How to Win at the Sport of Business 

Mark Cuban has collected the most popular material from his blog, and has turned it into this book that provides a catalog of insider knowledge on what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur. He tells his own story of how he went from selling powdered milk, to owning his own company and becoming a multi-billion dollar success story.

9. The First Billion is the Hardest

In this book, we learn the story of a late-life comeback that brought T. Boone Pickens back from bankruptcy and clinical depression. He shares his insights that have made him a legendary "Oracle of Oil" and how he hopes to secure America's energy independence with billion-dollar bets.

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