3 self-made billionaires share the books that helped get them there – CNBC

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Self-made billionaire Mark Cuban

If you’re looking for something to read this weekend, consider recommendations from some of the world’s wealthiest, most successful individuals.

Below, CNBC rounded up three books that Mark Cuban and other self-made billionaires say helped them get to where they are today.

Bill Gates

Business Adventures by John Brooks

Bill Gates

Mark Cuban

Jack Dorsey

The Art Spirit” by Robert Henri

Twitter Chairman and Square CEO Jack Dorsey

The co-founder and CEO of Twitter and Square says the takeaways he gained from Henri’s book about painting “helped me get started.”

Among other lessons, Dorsey learned that to be successful, you need a specific purpose. “Without motive, you will wobble about,” the billionaire entrepreneur reads from the book at a 2013 Y Combinator Start-up School event.

“If you don’t have motive, if you don’t have purpose that is shared between everyone, you will wander about,” he continues. “You will wobble and you will not do anything of infinite means, you will not do anything that is timeless.”

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