What are the strange habits of billionaires

5 interesting self-made billionaire habits you can learn from

It's interesting to take a closer look at the habits of self-made billionaires. Ideally, if financial independence is important to you, you should learn from people who have already achieved it.

There are currently around 1,810 billionaires worldwide. Only 197 of them are women. One of the youngest billionaires is the 25-year-old Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel, who developed the app together with his partner Bobby Murphy in 2011 and is definitely still a long way from retirement age. One of the oldest billionaires in the world is the 100-year-old banker David Rockefeller, who began his career in the lowest position as an assistant manager in the international department of the later known Chase Manhattan Bank and worked his way up to the position of Chief Executive Officer.

Every year Forbes magazine collects a lot of data about the super-rich of the world. It should be noted that these people are very similar in their habits - even if some of these habits are rather strange.

Below we have listed 5 habits of self-made billionaires that are part of them and their everyday lives, like their wealth itself.

01. You meditate

Science agrees: In addition to improving memory, regular meditation should strengthen the immune system and bring a variety of other benefits (e.g. pain relief, improved sleep, promotion of creativity). Entrepreneurs and billionaires like Ray Dalio (founder of Bridgewater Associates), Jack Dorsey (CEO of Twitter and Square) and media mogul Oprah Winfrey are no longer giving up this habit.

02. You are an early riser

For most people, time is the real luxury. Because of this, some of the wealthiest people in the world also get up early to make the most of the day. Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square, starts his day at 5:00 am to meditate and exercise.

03. You donate

Michael Bloomberg, CEO of Bloomberg Media, has already donated around 3 billion of his fortune. Warren Buffett and Bill Gates took the same approach and formed "The Giving Pledge," which encourages millionaires and billionaires to donate half of their wealth to charity. Some of the members have even promised to give up 99% of their assets.

04. You pursue your passion

Steve Jobs said, "You have to find what you love". If you are only looking for financial wealth and not pursue your passion, it will probably be very difficult. Neither Steve Jobs nor Bill Gates pursued the primary goal of getting rich. They followed their passion first and foremost. What followed was prosperity - as a pleasant side effect.

05. You surround yourself with other successful people

The right mindset is one of the most important assets of the super-rich. Financially independent and successful people think outside the box, strive for mental growth and always broaden their horizons. For this reason, they also surround themselves with other successful and intelligent people who understand, inspire and always enrich them.

The listed habits of self-made billionaires are of course not the sole guarantee for achieving financial independence. One or the other tip, however, helps to exploit the potential of one's working days more efficiently and fitterly and creates the foundation for every success.