How Six of the World’s Big Shots Start Their Days

Sam Myers

26 November, 2019

Are these morning routines the secrets to achieving massive entrepreneurial success, and the building of an epic, everlasting empire? Now is your time to find out.

Mindspace discovers what it takes to get the following magnates out of bed. Watch and learn, folks.

  1. Jeff Bezos

Founder, CEO, and Chairman of

Net worth: $143.1 billion

Sleeps eight hours a day and even keeps a sleeping bag (that he ordered on Amazon) in his office to make sure of it. Also, he generally avoids meetings in the morning and tries not to schedule any meetings at all on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Sounds good, right?

2. Oprah Winfrey
Host of The Oprah Winfrey Show; Chairwoman and CEO of Harpo Productions; Chairwoman, CEO, and CCO of the Oprah Winfrey Network, Author

Net worth: $3 billion

Wakes up at 7:10 each morning, reads five5 cards from her 365 Gathered Truths box, meditates, then exercises. She also eats a healthy breakfast and downs a shot of espresso to start her day.

3. Richard Branson

Founder of the Virgin Group
Net Worth: $5.1 billion Founder of the Virgin Group

Leaves his curtains open and wakes up to the sunrise every day at about 5:45 in the morning. Goes swimming or kite surfing and proceeds to eat a healthy breakfast. Win.

4. Mark Zuckerberg

Co-founder of Facebook

Net Worth: $77.6 billion

Wakes up at 8 am every day and isn’t too picky about what he eats for breakfast. He hates wasting time on small decisions so he has created his own daily “uniform” consisting of a grey t-shirt, jeans, and sneakers.

5. Elon Musk
CEO and Lead Designer of SpaceX, CEO of Tesla, Inc., CEO of Neuralink, Founder of The Boring Company

Net Worth: $20 billion

Wakes up at 7 am after at least getting six hours of sleep. He and usually skips breakfast, scarfs down a five5 minute lunch between meetings, and works out once or twice a day. When you’re busy being the next Albert Einstein, it seems you don’t have time to eat like a normal person.

6. Arianna Huffington

Journalist, co-founded The Huffington Post

Net worth: $50 million

She gets eight hours of sleep a night and wakes up naturally. She has taken her morning routine very seriously since she fainted from sleep deprivation and exhaustion, hit her head on her desk, and broke her cheekbone in 2007. Oy vey.

Get yourself out of bed and come to Mindspace. The coworking home of neverending inspiration, collaboration, and innovation.

About the author

Sam is a fourth-year Marketing student at the Max M. Fisher College of Business.

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