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Richard Branson's 5am surfing ritual, and other daily habits of billionaires

Richard Branson's 5am surfing ritual, and other daily habits of billionaires

Have you ever wondered what a billionaire does every day? We’ve rounded up five habits of wealthy and successful people that you can adapt into your daily routine.

Wake up early like Richard Branson

On top of being the Founder of Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson makes time to surf, kite, swim or play tennis every single morning by waking up at 5am. The entrepreneur claims that waking up early enables extra hours of productivity in his life.

“No matter where I am in the world, I try to routinely wake up at around 5am. By rising early, I’m able to do some exercise and spend time with my family, which puts me in a great mind frame before getting down to business.” – Richard Branson

Meditate like Oprah Winfrey

The benefits of meditation have long been known, including reducing stress, improving concentration and increasing happiness. Media proprietor and talk show host Oprah Winfrey, has spoken extensively about the benefits of sitting in stillness for 20 minutes twice a day in positively impacting her life.

“The outside world is constantly trying to convince you you’re not enough. But you don’t have to take the bait. Meditation helps you resist.” – Oprah Winfrey

Read like Mark Zuckerberg

In 2015, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wrote about his new year’s resolution to read a book every two weeks. By taking time to read from books every day (unfortunately this online article doesn’t count), you can help to reduce stress and your risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia, as well as increase your focus, concentration, knowledge of the world around you and improve your vocabulary.

“Books allow you to fully explore a topic and immerse yourself in a deeper way than most media today. I’m looking forward to shifting more of my media diet towards reading books.” – Mark Zuckerberg

Exercise like Mark Cuban

Not only does adding at least 30 minutes of exercise a day improve your physical health, it has long been linked to improved mental health. Mark Cuban has made exercise a key component of his daily life. The American investor and television personality likens his dedication to exercise to his dedication to business

“That I will find a way to get [a workout] done, I think, reflects how relentless I can be in the business world as well.” – Mark Cuban

Live below your means like Warren Buffett

It’s one of the simplest money saving concepts out there, so you’re probably wondering why a billionaire should have to live below their means too? 

Legendary investor Warren Buffett is a man of simple tastes, and is notably down to earth. He still earns the same base salary of $100,000 a year at Berkshire Hathaway, still lives in the same $31,500 family home and never spends more than $3.17 USD on breakfast. By maintaining the daily habit of not overspending he’s been able to live a more fulfilled life.

“My life couldn’t be happier. In fact, it’d be worse if I had six or eight houses. So, I have everything I need to have, and I don’t need any more.”– Warren Buffett

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