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11 Books Recommended By The Most Succesful Entrepreneurs In The World

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3. Elon Musk Used To Read Two Books A Day

In a 2017 interview for Rolling Stone, Elon Musk stated that it was “books, then my parents” who raised him when he was growing up back in South Africa.

The Tesla and SpaceX CEO revealed that he had read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica at the age of 9!!

He would regularly read up to 10 hours a day and his brother, Errol, even said that he would read at least two books a day.

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During his adolescent years, his brother even joked that during parties, his friends would be talking about sports, whereas the future tech CEO would be looking at the host’s book collection.

Musk is a big fan of biographies and finds it fascinating to get a real and genuine insight into the life of someone he admires.

One of the biographies he regularly reads is Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson. Franklin is one of Musk’s heroes given the extraordinary life he had, having worked his way up from nothing.


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