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How to become a successful millionaire

Amy Khalaf asked this question in Quora: How could I make a million dollars before 30 years old?

The most appropriate answer came from Tea Maksoud, a writer and a marketing graduate.

I’ve studied over 40 millionaires and finally found out their secret to wealth.

It took me a long time to piece together the puzzle, but I’ve finally figured it out. Here’s the golden question:


What do Elon Musk, Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Mark Cuban, and Tonny Robbins have in common?

Besides the mulah…they all read.

Yep – reading.

Don’t believe me? Let one of the most successful and admired entrepreneurs tell you…


Elon Musk.

Musk built four multibillion-dollar companies by his mid-40s — in four separate fields (energy, software, transportation and aerospace).

How is that possible? Because he reads.

SpaceX co-founder, Jim Cantrell, mentions Elon Musk’s passion for reading,


He’d been borrowing all my college textbooks on rocketry and propulsion. You know, whenever anybody asks Elon how he learned to build rockets, he says, ‘I read books.’ Well, it’s true.[1]

That’s how Musk was able to go up against the entire aerospace industry and successfully launch SpaceX. Because he’s an avid reader.

And all the millionaires like Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have an eye for reading.

The information you provide yourself — the books and articles you read — are the nutrients you feed your brain.


If you only read about how Trump is whining about building a wall, then you’re not feeding your brain the proper nutrients to nourish.

However, if you read about economics, psychology or even how Hitler rose to power, then you are one step closer to success.

Reading daily works for Musk, Buffett, Gates and all the millionaires alike.

Chances are, it will work for you too.

The Takeaway? Read non-fiction books and apply. You’ll be one step closer to becoming a millionaire.

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