Top Books by Top Business Executives

If you are looking to be successful, look no further than several of the top people in their industries. Many of these individuals have written books about themselves and their successes.

These are all definitely worth reading:

The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America, Fourth Edition by Warren Buffett

How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It by Mark Cuban

Finding My Virginity: The New Autobiography by Richard Branson

On Success by Charles Munger

The First Billion Is the Hardest: Reflections on a Life of Comebacks and America’s Energy Future by T. Boone Pickens

Ross Perot: My Life & The Principles for Success 2nd Edition by Ross Perot

Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code and Reforming The Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity by Steve Forbes

The Ten Roads to Riches: The Ways the Wealthy Got There (And How You Can Too!) by Ken Fisher

Business @ the Speed of Thought: Succeeding in the Digital Economy by Bill Gates


Stocks that Bill Gates Has Been Buying Recently

Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft (MSFT), is the wealthiest man in the world, although Amazon’s (AMZN) Jeff Bezos, has been gaining on him recently. You may or may not be aware, but Bill Gates has his own hedge fund, called Cascade Investments.

By looking at some of the recent trades of this billionaire, you may get some ideas for your own portfolio.

Gates recently bought the following stocks during the last quarter of 2016:

Williams Sonoma (WSM)

Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI)

Corelogic (CLGX)

Zebra Technologies (ZBRA)

Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL)

Apple Hospitality REIT (APLE)

Ryder System (R)

Super Micro Computer (SMCI)

Digital Realty Trust (DLR)

You will notice that many of these stocks are not well-known companies. For example, Zebra Technologies makes and markets various types of tech  products including mobile computers, barcode scanners, and RFID readers. The stock trades at 13 times forward earnings and earnings per share for the latest reported quarter jumped from a loss of 54 cents per share to a profit of 34 cents per share, year-over-year.

Super Micro Computer is a provider of high performance server technology. The forward price to earnings ratio is a favorable 11.7. For the latest quarter, revenues rose but earnings dropped.

Hopefully, some of these stocks can help turn you into a billionaire.