What the Richest Man in the World Recommends Reading This Summer

by on May 29, 2015
 

  Bill Gates, the world’s richest man, has put out his summer recommendation reading list — and we don’t know about you, but we’re pretty sure that there might be something to glean from this brilliant man’s book suggestions.

  While there is a lot of controversy revolving around the genesis of the computer and its development in the early days, it can’t be denied that Bill Gates was one of few men who saw the potential for these new machines that would one day change the world. Reading not only educates great minds, but it broadens their potential — and if anyone is proof of this, it’s the richest man in the world.

   Check out this list of seven great reads below. Every title on this list in non-fiction, so you’ll have to look elsewhere for summer novels. From a book discussing the benefits of going vegetarian to a scientific book asking someone of the biggest questions (“how did the universe form?”), there’s no doubt that you’ll learn quite a few things from this list of seven.

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

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The Magic of Reality by Richard Dawkins

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What if? by Randall Munroe

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On Immunity by Eula Biss

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How to Lie With Statistics by Darrell Huff

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Should We Eat Meat? by Vaclav Smil

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