Bill Gates reads over 50 books in a year which equates to at least one book a week. 

And he’s not the only one. A study done on over 1200 wealthy individuals reported that they all had one thing in common: They read a hell of a lot. 

From Warren Buffett to Oprah Winfrey, our country’s billionaires attest that reading contributes greatly to their riches and lavish lifestyles. 

So, you’re telling me that the difference between getting rich and staying poor is a couple of books? Then I’m onboard!

Keep reading to find out the top 10 books to read to get rich as recommended by some of our country’s wealthiest entrepreneurs.

Here are the top 10 books to read to build wealth as recommended by our country's richest entrepreneurs.

Here are the top 10 books to read to build wealth as recommended by our country's richest entrepreneurs.

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The Top 10 Books Rich People Read


1.The Power of Habit

I’ve personally read this book at least 3 times. The Power of Habit is all about the psychology behind bad habits , how they are formed and how to get rid of them This book offers practical steps on how to replace your bad habits with good habits ultimately leading to success in your business and personal life.

2. The Greatest Salesman in the World

The principles you will learn in this book are invaluable.  It’s a timeless classic and the advice given in this book can apply to all aspects of your life and career. Recommended by self-made millionaire Grant Cardone It’s a must read for those that are ready to take their life to the next level.

3. The Miracle Morning

This book will transform your life. The simple concept of doing a just a few things every morning can completely alter your life for the better. If you are ready to welcome success with open arms then The Miracle Morning is a book you need.

4. The Richest Man in Babylon

The Richest Man in Babylon is hailed as one of the most inspiring books you can read on personal success and building wealth. Recommended by the late Jim Rohn , he attributes this book to his massive success as an entrepreneur and motivational speaker. This book is a timeless classic with proven principles that you can implement today and will guarantee financial and personal wealth in your future.

5.The Millionaire Fastlane


Are you sick and tired of the monotonous 9-5 job? I think most of are. In the Millionaire Fastlane MJ Demarco explains in epic detail everything that you need to do in order to break through the middle class and create a financially free lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of.

6. How to Win Friends and Influence People

Does it always seems as if only the Rich have the best social connections with other people in higher places? Make no mistake, there is no secret to building relationships but How to Win Friends and Influence People dishes all the dirt on how you make new and affluent friends and the different ways to naturally attract them to you.

7.The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The topic of building and creating new habits are always on the tongue of the wealthy. You should strive to become a better version of yourself every single day. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People takes out all the guesswork behind self-improvement and personal success.

8.  The Compound Effect

 Have you ever been bit by a Elephant? No. Well, have you been bit by a mosquito? Yes! Self-made millionaire Darren Hardy spells it out simply in his book The Compound Effect that the secret to your success lies within the little things that you do every single day. Darren Hardy explains in perfect detail what it takes to reach personal and financial success. 

9. Rich Dad Poor Dad

Robert Kiyosaki writes on behalf of his personal life and talks of life lessons taught to him by his wealthier friend‘s father versus his own middle-class working Dad in Rich Dad Poor Dad. There are several things that the Rich teach their children that the middle class don’t. If you want to find out exactly what it is then you need to read this book.

10. Think and Grow Rich

Last but not least, Think and Grow Rich. This book is my personal favorite and one that many wealthy people have attributed to being the first book to introduce them to “thinking like the rich” and creating financial freedom. If you want to start on your path to success, read this book and go from “thinking” like to rich to becoming rich.


These books have been identified as some of the most powerful and highly motivated books that you can read in your lifetime. Do not waste another day wondering what it takes to become Rich. Your first step to ranking among the wealthy is to read.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

So if Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey and Mark Zuckerberg all state that they read more than 50 books a year then what you are waiting on? Pick up a book right now and start reading, you have a lot of catching up to do. 

If you are not so much of a paper book book reader you can also download these books from Amazon using the Kindle or Audible apps. Click here to start your free 30-Day trial today!

What are some of your favorite books to read? We would love to hear from you! Comment below 🙂

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