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Even as a kid, Bill Gates demonstrated this important habit of successful people

Bill Gates is a lifelong bookworm. In a recent  Forbes interview , Bill Gates' dad reveals what the Microsoft billionaire was like growing up. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the young Gates was an extreme bookworm: Just about every kind of book interested him — encyclopedias, science fiction, you name it. I was thrilled that my child was such an avid reader, but he read so much that Bill's mother and I had to institute a rule: no books at the dinner table. That Gates loved to read as a kid is hardly surprising. Today, his personal blog " GatesNotes " features upwards of 150 book recommendations for everything from scientific histories to novels. Among the world's richest and most successful people, a passion for books and for lifelong learning is hardly uncommon. Author and self-made millionaire Steve Siebold has interviewed more than 1,200 of the world's wealthiest people over the past three decades and has noted that  reading for self-education is a

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Mark Zuckerberg top list of the world’s 20 most generous people

The billionaires have donated a significant amount of their net worth to charity The world’s most generous individuals have been revealed - and Bill Gates has topped the list. According to  research compiled by Business Insider and Wealth-X , the Microsoft co-founder has a net worth of $84.2bn and has so far donated $27bn over the course of his lifetime. Together with Warren Buffet, Gates created the Giving Pledge , which encourages high-wealth individuals to promise to give a sizeable percentage of their money to charity.He owns and runs the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with his wife, which is known for its work on advances in science and technology to improve health in developing countries, while aiming to tackle poverty globally. Buffet is one of the wealthiest men in the world and second on the list of the most generous. With a net worth of $61bn and having already given away $21.5bn, the affectionately named Oracle of Omaha  has promised to give most of his asse