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Bill Gates: These are the daily habits of the world’s richest man

We all know the Bill Gates as founder of the Microsoft and we are also very much aware of his affluent status. But quite a sizable number of people wonder what does the richest people like Gates get up to all day.

Bill Gates is worth $85.2 billion, making him the wealthiest person on planet Earth, according to Forbes.

Since stepping down from the helm of Microsoft in 2006, Gates has thrown himself into the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which donates money to research and charitable organisations.

Unlike us, his daily routine is often quite busy and varied, as he travels the world and launches new initiatives.

Here’s we will look inside the world of Bill Gates and his preferences throughout the day.

This is what he loves in the breakfast

Bill Gates daily routine

Gates claims to enjoy the chocolate cereal Cocoa Puffs, but his wife Melinda told Betsy Layne High School students that he usually skips breakfast.

If not travelling, he stays at home

Bill Gates daily routine


If he’s not travelling, Gates starts the day in this staggering Medina, Washington property. The mansion was estimated to be worth $124 million as of 2016.

He loves gyming

Bill Gates daily routine

Back in 2008, Gates was known to work out on the treadmill after waking up, while “watching DVDs from the Teaching Company’s ‘Great Courses’ series,” according to the New York Times.

Gates is also fond of Tennis

Bill Gates tennis

He also loves to play tennis.

Going through newspapers is his love

Bill Gates newspaper reading

Gates checks the headlines every morning. He typically reads The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Economist.

His moments are planned carefully

According to The Telegraph, his schedule is broken up into five-minute intervals — Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk does the same. Every moment is carefully planned.

He jots down the to-do things

It’s a jam-packed routine, but the billionaire keeps track of his plans and ideas by jotting down notes.

His favourite meal is…

Bill Gates daily routine

When it comes to lunch, Gates has one favourite meal in particular. In a Reddit AMA, the billionaire responded “Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger” to a question about his favourite sandwich.

He reads book(s)

Bill Gates daily routine

Gates is a famously voracious reader, and always sets some time aside to hit the books. He also recommends a ton of titles on his personal website.

Gates can kick back and read in his enormous library. The domed room features numerous rare books, including Leonardo da Vinci’s famed “Codex Leicester.”

If not working or reading, here’s what he does

Bill Gates daily routine

When he’s not working or reading, Gates spends time with his three kids. He especially enjoys touring unusual locations like electric plants and missile silos with his son. “He likes learning along with me,” Gates told Quartz.

He also loves playing bridge

Bill Gates daily routine

While spending time with his family is Gates’ favourite past time, he also enjoys playing bridge on the weekends.

Oops, he also washes the dishes

Bill Gates dish washing

So how does the richest man in the world unwind at the end of the day? By doing chores, apparently. In 2014, Gates told Reddit that he washes the dishes every night, adding that “other people volunteer but I like the way I do it.”

His plan when he goes to sleep

And, when it comes time for bed, Gates makes sure that he turns in early enough to snag seven hours of shut eye.


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