Many successful people love to read.
Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerberg, and Elon Musk have shared some of their favourite reads, Defence Secretary James “Mad Dog” Mattis was known to carry around a 6,000 book library between military posts, and Bill Gates says he reads about 50 books a year.
That doesn’t mean that you necessarily need to be a bookworm to become a success.
Here are five successful individuals who say they don’t read books:
Yeezy may be the co-author of 'Thank You and You're Welcome,' but he notes that he typically stays away from books.
'Sometimes people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed,' he told Reuters in 2009. 'I am not a fan of books. I would never want a book's autograph. I am a proud non-reader of books. I like to get information from doing stuff like actually talking to people and living real life.'
In 2014, the former French minister of culture said she hadn't read any literature for two years.
'I admit without any problem that I have had no time to read over the past two years,' she said, according to the New York Times. 'I read a lot of notes and legislative documents. I read a lot of news.'
Unlike Barack Obama, the new President of the United States has made it quite clear that he's not a huge reader.
When Megyn Kelly pressed him to name his favourite book (besides the Bible or his own ghost-written, best-selling work, 'The Art of the Deal'), he picked 'All Quiet on the Western Front.'
However, when asked to name the last book he read, Trump went on to say, 'I read passages, I read areas, chapters, I don't have the time,' according to the New Republic.
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