The Morning Routines of Successful Business People

Shaunacy Ferro
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Some of the most successful people in the world, from Oprah to Richard Branson, make time to do the same specific thing every day after waking up, whether it’s meditation, exercise, running through a motivational speech in the mirror, or putting on the exact same T-shirt. The reviews site WeAreTop10 aggregated the interesting morning habits of 16 famously rich people in order to motivate you to up your usual shower-and-go routine.

The common thread? These people wake up early. Mark Zuckerberg’s 8 a.m. wake-up call looks positively slothful next to Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi’s 4 a.m. alarm or Tori Burch’s 5:45 a.m. start. But fear not, they do know how to sleep—Jeff Bezos keeps a sleeping bag in his office so he can catch a full eight hours.

This list is either a very inspirational guide to becoming an early riser or a great deterrent for night owls considering a career in entrepreneurship.