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Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazonis no stranger to the headlines for his bizarre practices, sometimes for his controversial business practices. When it comes to developing innovations in the publishing world or getting your employees to pay for parking, you’re not a boring man.
Love it or hate it, it’s hard to ignore Bezos’ success as a businessman. He was recently named the richest man in the world by the magazine Forbeswith assets of nearly $ 176,000 million.
But what does this billionaire businessman do when he’s not working? What are your hobbies, passions, and interests beyond the dominance of the online retail market in America? What can we learn from this successful man?
1. Sleep … a lot
In an interview with Wall Street JournalBezos spoke about the importance of sleep. This feature is in contrast to most CEOs who only sleep about four hours a night. No bezos. He makes sure that he sleeps eight hours. Bezos believes that sleep is the best cure for stress and overload. There are several stories that he even took his bed to the office to the point that he took an extra nap on difficult days.
He also doesn’t use alarm clocks because he talked about selling natural wake up. A good number of sleep scientists agree with their thinking.
2. He has an incredible hobby
Bezos’ hobby is so elitist and expensive that it is only known to him. If he has the opportunity, he spends his time combing the oceans in search of spacecraft thrown away by NASA.
Since most spacecraft disengage from spacecraft during flight, there is no place to rule out where the spacecraft is, except on the ocean floor. Bezos made this his hobby and worked with underwater crews (sometimes with his family) to find these historical relics. He once looked for an underwater rocket for three weeks.
Bezos’ hobby is so elitist, expensive, that he is only known / Image: Alex Wong | Getty Images
3. Create projects for yourself
Since the Amazon operation is not demanding enough for him, Bezos has taken on other projects. For example, you bought the newspaper The Washington Post, one of the most prestigious newspapers in the United States. Not much has changed about them apart from the online loading times.
And before Elon Musk was trendy, Bezos founded a company called Blue Origin in 2000. The intent? Give everyone the opportunity to travel into space.
It is also trying to get Amazon to deliver packages on drones. Sure, if the government allows it.
4. He spends his mornings doing what he wants
Unlike Steve Jobs, who wanted to have breakfast every day to remember decisions, Bezos tried to keep them fresh. There is a Bezos story where he ordered Mediterranean octopus with bacon and yogurt to understand another CEO that he eventually bought.
Regulated morning routines are not for everyone, and Bezos is a strong supporter of letting morning come naturally. That is why he does not plan any morning meetings and prefers to spend time with his loved ones.
5. He is a family man
Ironically, until recently, Bezos’ biological father didn’t even know he was alive. Fortunately, Bezos is a much better father himself. He prioritizes his family and (like Elon Musk) he has a big one.
He always gives his family time for breakfast, goes on underwater excursions with his wife and children and does his best to be there despite his intense and crazy schedule.
Bezos’ biological father didn’t even know that he was alive until recently / Photo: AP Photo / Pablo Martinez Monsivais via BI
One can say with certainty that Bezos does almost everything he wants. But if there is one thing we can learn from their personal lives, it is that the most successful people in the world are still just people. On a typical day, Bezos literally puts his family and health in front of his business.