Working 18-hour days and getting home when bedtime is long gone only to rise again at 5am is the pitfall of being a successful businessman of any kind. But once you’ve reached the pinnacle of your career, it pays to fill your time – and spend your money – doing something worthwhile. You’ve earned it, gentlemen, so take note from the those who’ve made it: this is how they spend their money and their time.
Philanthropy - 56%
There’s nothing like giving back to make you feel as if you’ve fulfilled your time properly and in every way that you possibly can. It’s no secret that some of the world’s most successful men and women give a huge chunk of their time – and money – to charity. Bill Gates has given an estimated $28 billion to a series of different charities, Richard Branson has pledged to commit a huge $3 billion to tackling global warming and Angelina Jolie spends the majority of her time off set working for charities and giving millions of dollars in the process.
Travel - 31%
31% of the world’s wealthiest people spend their time travelling and there’s really no better way to treat yourself after spending so many laborious days and nights in the office. Whether this is letting off steam in their summer home or attending cultural events held by some of the world’s most important leaders, there’s nothing like spending a bit of time abroad to put the hardships back home in perspective.
Collecting art - 29%
Having the means to collect art has always been one of the world’s most impressive – and expensive – hobbies. Private art collections from some of the world’s wealthiest can often amount to a serious price which will result, ultimately, in more personal wealth after amazing investments.
Personal style - 25.2%
Spending a serious amount of money on looking good is undoubtedly a luxury that the majority of us can only dream about affording but one that 25.2% of the world’s wealthiest splash their cash on. Spending serious cash on luxury goods should be something that we all aim to do because at the end of the day, there’s nothing more satisfying than making a serious personal investment.