Top 10 habits of millionaires [infographic]

What does it take to become rich? good friend Tom Corley has made this the focus of his 5-year study and together we've documented it in our book Rich Habits Poor Habits.

Not surprisingly today’s infographic from shows a similar set of habits shared by millionaires.

Many of these habits are not particularly glamorous but remain essential for the long-term success of entrepreneurs and investors.

They tend to fall into categories such as hard work, persistence, passion, acquiring self-knowledge, associating with the right people, and staying healthy.


Here are the most important statistics to consider:

  • 88% of the rich devote 30 minutes or more each day to self-education or self-improvement.
  • 76% of the rich aerobically exercise for 30 minutes or more, every day.
  • 86% of the rich who liked what they did for work made $3.4 million in 32 years
  • 7% who loved what they did make $7.4 million in 12 years.
  • 92% of the rich say good luck had nothing at all to do with their wealth. They just never gave up.
  • 88% of millionaires believe relationships are critical to financial success.
  • 94% of wealthy individuals read current events every day.
  • 88% of rich people say that saving money was incredibly important to their success.
  • 93% of self-made millionaires attributed their wealth to their mentors’ help.
  • 86% of wealthy, successful people associate with other success-minded people.
  • 79% of the rich read educational, career-related material.

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Michael is a director of Metropole Property Strategists who help their clients grow, protect and pass on their wealth through independent, unbiased property advice and advocacy. He's once again been voted Australia's leading property investment adviser and one of Australia's 50 most influential Thought Leaders. His opinions are regularly featured in the media.

Where are the female faces on that infographic? I'm 18 months away from retiring in my thirties, using many of the habits listed and mentorship from three millionaires - two who are women! Becoming a millionaire is not just for white men!

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