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“The Book of the Rich: What Books Do the Rich Read?” By Lee Chae-yoon

The book titled “The Book of the Rich,” written by author Lee Chae-yoon, is exactly what its title suggests: a book about what rich people read. The Chinese character “書” translates to “book,” so one could interpret it as “the writings of the rich.”

This book is a compilation of the topic discussed at a breakfast seminar organized by the “Big Tree Academy” titled “What Books Do the Rich Read?” It delves into the books read by figures known as the world’s wealthiest, such as “Bill Gates, Masayoshi Son, Warren Buffett, and Steve Jobs.”

“What Books Do the World’s Richest People Read and Recommend?”

The book covers nine wealthy individuals, including:

  1. Bill Gates: Co-founder of Microsoft
  2. Masayoshi Son: Founder of SoftBank
  3. Warren Buffett: Owner of Berkshire Hathaway, legendary stock investor
  4. Li Ka-shing: Hong Kong’s top tycoon
  5. Steve Jobs: Co-founder of Apple
  6. Oprah Winfrey: Queen of talk shows
  7. Tadashi Yanai: Founder of Uniqlo
  8. Lee Kun-hee: Owner of Samsung Electronics
  9. Mark Zuckerberg: Founder of Facebook

“The Books Recommended by the World’s Richest People”

The book delves into the books recommended by these wealthy individuals. While it’s impossible to cover all the books they recommend, here’s a summary of the books recommended by each:

  1. Bill Gates: “The End of Poverty” by Jeffrey Sachs
  2. Masayoshi Son: “Ryoma Goes His Way” by Ryotaro Shiba
  3. Warren Buffett: “The Intelligent Investor” by Benjamin Graham
  4. Li Ka-shing: The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China
  5. Steve Jobs: “The Innovator’s Dilemma” by Clayton Christensen
  6. Oprah Winfrey: “What I Know for Sure” by Oprah Winfrey
  7. Tadashi Yanai: “Management” by Peter Drucker
  8. Lee Kun-hee: “From Good to Great” by James C. Collins
  9. Mark Zuckerberg: “Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order” by Steven Strogatz

“The Book of the Rich: What Books Do the Rich Read?”

  • Author: Lee Chae-yoon
  • Publication Date: August 12, 2013
  • ISBN: 9788978912808
  • Available at Kyobo Books: http://app.ac/LqpNK6203