Hello, fellow mere mortals who are most certainly not ‘rolling in it’. The world of super rich people seems like it must be happening on another planet, yet it’s not. Perhaps, it’s just that these people have found tapped into a better money attitude. Perhaps they know something about finance that we have yet to grasp. Or maybe they just have some weird-arse habits that help them bring in that dough.

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The Strange Habits Of Rich People

Thomas Edison

According to the wisdom of one of history’s richest inventors Mr. Edison, who you may remember from such inventions as the light bulb, seemingly only surrounded himself with people who tested their theories before following through. Why do I say this? He refused to hire anyone who added salt to their soup without tasting it first.

This is actually kind of deep if you mull on it.

Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos is Amazons current CEO. The man is QUITE rich, being the first in modern history to haul in a fortune of more than $136 B. No big deal. Totally normal. To what does he attribute his career and monetary success? Ensuring he gets 8 hours of sleep every night. Let me tell you, this is one I can agree with wholeheartedly mates.

Speaking to the Economic Club of Washington, D.C and reported by CNBC, Bezos says it’s not about how much you do in a day, but the quality.

I go to bed early, I get up early…I get eight hours of sleep, unless I’m travelling in different time zones. Sometimes it’s impossible but I am very focused on it. For me, I need eight hours of sleep. I think better, I have more energy, my mood is better, all these things.

Amen to that!

Tiger Woods

Ok so he kind of lost his appeal after the whole womanizing grossness, but you can’t deny Woods was good at golf. It’s a fun fact that he insisted on wearing red shirts every time he played on Sundays. The man is worth over $900 million so maybe it’s a superstition that works? Can’t hurt at any rate, I say.

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Ingvar Kamprad

Ingvar Kamprad is the multi-billionaire who built Ikea, which basically makes him my hero but that’s irrelevant. Despite his crazy big fortune, the guy lived an incredibly frugal life. Like, to the point of being ridiculous.

Some things just make him a man of the people, like using public transport and only owning a pretty old Volvo when he wanted to drive, and also struggling through the instructions of super cheap furniture from Ikea.

Other things are…too much, but maybe something the rest of us could try? I don’t know. He reportedly only bough wrapping paper after Christmas when it was on sale, which makes sense, but also stole salt & pepper sachets from restaurants. I mean, c’mon dude. You can buy salt and pepper and not make restaurant owners pay for it, surely.

Bill Gates

Apparently old mate dealt with stress and high pressure in his own unique way; by rocking away in a rocking chair. He reckons it helps him disconnect and focus. He’s been doing it since teh beginning too, with his Uni mates claiming he was rocking away even back then.

Jonathan Franzen

This American author has a net worth of easily over $10 M, so one can assume his work is quite successful. How does he do it? He writes blind-folded. This, to me, seems counter-productive, just one writers take. But Franzen belives it helps him concentrate and the practice has some serious Jedi vibes so it seems that I’ve been doing it all wrong.

Yoshiro Nakamatsu

Super successful and subsequently super rich Japanese inventor Yoshiro Nakamatsu believes that all his best ideas come when he is 0.5 seconds away from death, so he goes diving when he needs to think hard. It seems super drastic but he did invent the floppy disk (which back in my day was kind of a huge deal) so…maybe he knows what’s up? I feel that we can safely say not to try this one at home though.

The Richest…Dog

Apparently you don’t have to be just rich people, you can also be rich pets. German Shepherd, Gunther IV, purchased Madonna‘s Miami Beach home and won a rare and unfathombly pricey white truffle at auction for over $2000. How did he manage it? A wealthy German countess, Karlotta Libenstein, left her entire estate to the dog’s dad, Gunther III.

Yes, this dog has WAY more money than you.

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