Favorite Books of Famous CEOs

I don’t know about you but I am always interested in what others have on their reading lists and what they enjoy reading the most.  Especially those who are touted as being leaders in their communities.  The firm I work with always puts out a “reading list” and every year I patiently wait for that to come out to add some books to my ever growing TBR.  I don’t know for certain that I will ever read them but it’s fun to see what others find interesting.

I thought I’d share a list of what famous CEOs enjoy reading.


Jeff Bezos – Amazon CEO



it turns out that according to an interview given by Jeff Bezos he claims to learn more from fiction than non-fiction.  I tend to agree that sometimes that is the case with me as well.  There are so many topics that fiction covers that learning from it is not as far fetched as it seems.

Bill Gates – Previous CEO of Microsoft


I’ve never read this book but according to Bill Gates this is a very clever novel.  He read it when he was 13 and it’s been his favorite since then.

Tim Cook – CEO of Apple


According to Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, this book is completely worth your time if you want to work smartly.  According to an interview he’s been known to pass this book out to friends, co-workers and new employees. Hmm this is one to go on my TBR for sure.

Mark Zuckerberg – CEO of Facebook


If you can recall, Mark Zuckerberg put together a list of 23 books and one that I found the choice of this one very interesting.  I’m not sure I’m interested in reading it (not sure if it says anything about me).

Richard Branson – CEO of Virgin



For some reason I’m not surprised that Richard Branson enjoys Maya Angelou’s poetry.    This poem particularly speaks of freedom and the feeling of being free…. It’s so Richard Branson.  I would have been shocked if it weren’t on his list. By the way, this is also Bill Clinton’s favorite book.

I hope you enjoyed this short list of books and let me know if any of them are of interest to you.  Have you read any of them?  Will you be reading any of them?  Are you surprised by the choices made by these famous CEOs?

Happy Reading


Author: Ana

I live in Camelot. I didn't do it on purpose but .... here I am. This is the story of another 50+ year old woman who just realized that the life she worked so hard to build is no longer what she wants..... why am I speaking about myself in the third person? Odd!!! Come join me as I try to figure out my next move. Ana

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