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Billionaires Read As Much As 50 Books Per Year: Here’s How

Do you want to be as successful as Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos? The secret is to read a lot. Here’s how you can get through as many as 50 books a year.
by Chris Allmer | Jan 8 2024

According to Pew Research, the typical American reads about four books a year. Compare that to the reading habits of American billionaire Bill Gates.

He doesn’t simply outpace an average reader, he’s on an entirely different level; he powers through an astounding 50 books each year. That’s about one book per week.

He’s got competition though, Ajit Singh, a venture capitalist and Stanford University’s School of Medicine professor, outpaces Gates by consuming as much as 60 books annually.

Clearly, the world’s most successful people all share a common habit – they devour books. It’s no secret as to why, maintaining a healthy reading habit boosts your personal development, communications skills and exposes you to new ideas on a daily basis.

On paper, it sounds simple – the more you learn, the more you earn, but with your life taken up by work and family, finding time to read just one book can be nearly impossible. Luckily, there’s a solution — here’s how Blinkist can help you read as much as a billionaire and fill your daily life with learning:

Blinkist Helps You Read As Much As A Billionaire 

With the Blinkist app, in just 15 minutes, you can grasp the same core ideas from a non-fiction book that takes Bill Gates a week to read. By reading Blinkist’s insights into non-fiction books, you can vastly increase your reading capacity, getting you closer to matching the reading habits of successful entrepreneurs like Bill Gates.

“Blinkist encourages you to read more nonfiction books. The app contains cleverly written digests—called Blinks—where books are broken down into their main arguments.”
The New York Times

Read What Billionaires Are Reading 

Billionaires don’t just read fiction – in fact, they prioritize non-fiction and self-help books because they know that staying ahead of the latest trends like AI and Cryptocurrency could be worth millions of dollars.

To make sure you don’t miss out on all those new ideas, Blinkist adds 70 new books to their library each month

To keep their library balanced with titles from every perspective, each addition is chosen from the bestseller lists of trusted sources, including The New York Times, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon.

“There’s so much information in the world today, and it seems as if there is less time than ever before. Blinkist’s team of experts sifts through books for me to find the signal and avoid the noise.”
Aidan McCullen, Athlete & Media Personality

 With 6,500 titles to choose from like The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli, Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, and Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari. Blinkist has got you covered. 

Learning On The Go

Imagine a wealth of knowledge at your fingertips; this is what Blinkist brings to your life. Each title in the Blinkist app can be both read and listened to, offering you the opportunity to nurture your cognitive prowess on the go; with Blinkist, your learning journey never has to pause. 

Blinkist’s audio capabilities are so seamlessly woven into your day-to-day life that it can become a moment of serenity amidst the chaos, a spark of inspiration when you least expect it, or even a time-traveling trip to bygone eras. Don’t just take our word for it – our ingenious audio feature bagged the coveted Better Sound Award at the 2020 International Sound Awards.

So dive deep into the ocean of knowledge with Blinkist, and start your journey towards thinking like a billionaire.

One Of The Best Apps In The World

Over the last eight years, Blinkist’s mission has been to help the curious find time for learning. In the process, they’ve built a gorgeous, user-friendly app and have picked up some major awards along the way to becoming, in the words of Apple, ‘one of the world’s best apps.’

In 2017, Blinkist was nominated by Apple as one of the best in their App Store. Plus, Blinkist has received the World Summit Award from the United Nations in the Learning & Education category and a Google Material Design Award for Brand Expressiveness. 

“With Blinkist you can boost your knowledge and gain new perspectives so that you can be a better professional, a better partner, or a better you.”
The United Nations

Over 90 Thousand 5-Star Ratings 

When Blinkist isn’t winning awards, it’s winning the favor of millions of users worldwide. To date, the app has received over 90K five-star ratings from Android and Apple users.

In fact, nearly 75% of all user ratings for Blinkist were five stars. Just take a look at what some users are saying: 

“Perfect for populating your mind with smart thoughts and the latest research. I use the audio format while in transportation.”
5-star review

Start Your Learning Journey

Do you want to beat Bill Gates at his own game and read 50 books in 2024? Get started today and give the Blinkist app a go! 

Start your free 7-day trial

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