The world’s richest people come from a variety of backgrounds. There are, however certain traits that are common amongst them. Wealthy is defined as earning at least $160,000 annually and holding at least $3.2 million in assets.
They Have a Routine:
Maintain a to-do list
Wake up 3 hours before work
Listen to audio books during commute
Network 5 hours or more each month
Read 30 minutes or more each day for education or career reasons
Love to read
They are Healthy:
Exercise aerobically 4 days a week
Eat less than 300 junk food calories per day
Raising Their Children:
Teach good daily success habits to their children
Make their children volunteer 10 hours or more a month
Make their children read 2 or more non-fiction books a month
Watch 1 hour or less of TV everyday
They Set Goals:
Write down their goals
Focused on accomplishing some single goal
Believe in lifelong educational self-improvement
Believe good habits create opportunity luck
Believe bad habits create detrimental luck
*Based on Thomas C. Corley’s study of the daily habits of 233 wealthy and 128 poor people.
Women as percent of multimillionaire population
Highest – 23.8% Portugal
Average – 10% Worldwide
Lowest – 3.7% Japan
Cities which contain the most millionaires:
New York City: 89,000
Hong Kong: 87,000
Rags to Riches:
68% of the 400 Americans on the Forbes 2013 “billionaires list” are considered “self-made” billionaires. Meaning they built, rather than inherited their fortune.
Following these traits won’t necessarily make you rich, but they are worth a shot.
This infographic was brought to my attention by Shola Abidoye, of VRE Capital Group.