Want to be like Elon Musk? Join our obsessively fanatical club. Among his many titles and descriptors, Musk is a certifiable bookworm. And that's basically all the motivation we need to propel ourselves to the nearest Barnes & Noble at Hyperloop speeds.
The starting point of every one of Musk's astounding accomplishments is a voracious appetite for the written word. Since his tough childhood in South Africa, Musk has kept his nose buried in books (and comics). It's said that he read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica at age nine, and would immerse himself in sci-fi novels for more than 10 hours a day. According to the billionaire tech mogul himself, the following eight books were standouts in helping to shape and inspire his life and career.
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