35 Books Successful People Recommend And Why You Should Read Them


Most successful people read not just as a hobby but as a way of life. Successful people are lifelong learners interested in finding knowledge that enhances their chances of success. Here you will find the top 35 Books that have helped them in achieving their goals.

Tony Robbins

An American author, coach, speaker, and philanthropist. He is known for his infomercials, seminars, and self-help books.

Principles: Life and Work: Ray Dalio

Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World by: Tim Ferris

Steve Harvey

An American television host, producer, actor, and comedian.

The Magic of Thinking Big by: David J. Schwartz

The Power of Positive Thinking by: Norman Vincent Peale

Jeff Bezos

The founder, executive chairman, and former president and CEO of Amazon.

Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies (Good to Great Book 2) by Jim Collins

Bill Gates

An American business magnate, software developer, investor, author, philanthropist, and co-founder of Microsoft.

Life Is What You Make It: Find Your Own Path to Fulfillment by: Peter Buffet

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by: Carol S. Dweck. PhD

Arianna Huffington

Co-founder of The Huffington Post, the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, and the author of fifteen books.

Everything Is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo 

Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence-The Groundbreaking Meditation Practice by Dr. Daniel Siegel M.D.

Oprah Winfrey

An American talk show host, television producer, actress, author, and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show,

The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self Martha Beck

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Marc Cuban

An American entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist, television personality, and media proprietor.

The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail (Management of Innovation and Change by: Clayton Christensen

Sara Blakely

American businesswoman, philanthropist, and founder of Spanx.

How to Be a No-Limit Person by: Dr. Wayne Dyer

Think Like: An Insight Into How 21 of the Worldโ€™s Top 21st Century Business Leaders Think & Win by: Aaron Sansoni

Sophia Amoruso

 An American businesswoman founder of Nasty Gal and Girlboss Media.

The Richest Man in Babylon by: George S. Clason

No Man’s Land: Where Growing Companies Fail by: Doug Tatum

Sheryl Kara Sandberg

Chief Operating Officer of Facebook and the founder of LeanIn.Org.

The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by: Eric Ries

A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life by: Brian Grazer

Warren Buffet

Business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. Currently the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway


The Intelligent Investor Rev Ed. by Benjamin Graham

Serena Williams

One of the Best Professional Tennis Players of all time.

Who Moved My Cheese?: An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by: Spencer Johnson M.D

Elon Musk

Business magnate and investor. He is the founder, CEO, and Chief Engineer at SpaceX; angel investor, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc.; founder of The Boring Company; and co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI.

Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography by: Walter Isaacson

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by: Peter Thiel with Blake Masters

Grant Cordone

CEO of Cardone Enterprises, Cardone Capital, international speaker, entrepreneur, and author of The 10X Rule & creator of 21 best-selling business programs.

The Science of Getting Rich by: Wallace Wattles

Think and Grow Rich: 1937 Edition by: Napoleon Hill

Melanie Perkins

An Australian billionaire technology entrepreneur. She is the CEO and co-founder of Canva.

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Spiritual Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny by: Robin Sharma

Tory Burch

Fashion designer, businesswoman, and philanthropist. She is the Executive Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Tory Burch LLC. 

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

Jessica Alba

An American actress, businesswoman, and model. She is the founder of The Honest Company.

The Dip by: Seth Godin

Jen Sincero

A #1 New York Times bestselling author, success coach, and speaker.

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth by T. Harv Eker

Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson

Emma Watson

An English actress, model, and activist. 

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington

Sophie Bakalar

The co-founder and CEO of Fable and Venture Partner at Collaborative Fund.

Thinking, Fast and Slow by: Daniel Kahneman

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by: Timothy Ferris

The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream by: Paulo Coelho


Reading is a great way to inspire yourself. It gives you the chance to learn from other’s mistakes and successes, improve your skills, develop your creativity, and build your knowledge.



  • Reply Violet Sky October 9, 2022 at 9:45 am

    Loving this list. Thanks so much checking this out.

    • Reply Lani October 11, 2022 at 6:13 am

      Hi Violet,

      Thanks for your comment. I’m glad you love the list, I hope you can learn something from it.

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