Habits of the World’s Wealthiest People


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The world’s richest people come from a variety of backgrounds.
There are, however certain traits that are common amongst them.

Habits of the Rich

Wealthy – defined as earning at least $160,000 annually and holding at least $3.2 million in assets

They Have a Routine:

Maintain a to-do list
Wake up 3 hours before work
Listen to audio books during commute
Network 5 hours or more each month
Read 30 minutes or more each day for education or career reasons
Love to read

They are Healthy:

Exercise aerobically 4 days a week
Eat less than 300 junk food calories per day

Raising Their Children:

Teach good daily success habits to their children
Make their children volunteer 10 hours or more a month
Make their children read 2 or more non-fiction books a month

Television Habits:

Watch 1 hour or less of TV everyday

They Set Goals:

Write down their goals
Focused on accomplishing some single goal
Believe in lifelong educational self-improvement
Believe good habits create opportunity luck
Believe bad habits create detrimental luck

*Based on Thomas C. Corley’s study of the daily habits of 233 wealthy and 128 poor people.


Gender Divide
Women as percent of multimillionaire population
Highest – 23.8% Portugal
Average – 10% Worldwide
Lowest – 3.7% Japan

Cities which contain the most millionaires:

Tokyo: 61,000
New York City: 89,000
London: 81,000
Paris: 19,000
Frankfurt: 17,000
Beijing: 13,000
Osaka: 90,000
Hong Kong: 87,000
Shanghai: 66,000

Rags to Riches

68% of the 400 Americans on the Forbes 2013 “billionaires list” are considered “self-made” billionaires. Meaning they built, rather than inherited their fortune

Following these traits won’t necessarily make you rich…
..but they are worth a shot