Biographies are a great way to change your mindset, thinking process, etc. Amongst all the genres, there is one genre which is highly important for everyone to read which is ‘biography’. Reading good biographies of some influential people in the world could be life-changing for someone. Reading about their success, failures, mistakes, heartbreaks, etc is just something that we can learn from.
Top 15 Biographies That Are A Must Read
1. The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
Who doesn’t know about them? They are the people who made the first airplane in the world. This was one of the greatest inventions in the history of science, and they achieved this without any support from family and friends and any funding. It is a great book to read if you are struggling to do something in your life.
2. Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built by Duncan Clark
The book is about that great businessman who created a giant known as Alibaba. Jack Ma’s life has so many lessons for each one of us to learn. His life was full of struggles and rejection, and how he used that as motivation and created a world-class company.
3. Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson
This book was written by someone who has created many businesses and took out time to write this fantastic book. He also promoted space tourism and many such things. He has written his journey in this book, along with all the struggles he had to face.
4. Shoe Dog: A Memoir By The Creator of Nike by Phil Knight
Nike is undoubtedly one of the most loved shoe brands worldwide, and this book is about the man who is behind it all. All the lessons mentioned in this book are very beneficial and important for each one of us.
5. The Everything Store by Brad Stone
This book describes the beginning of the life of one of the world’s richest person Jeff Bezos. It also mentions his business handling methods and how he transformed it into a trillion-dollar company.
6. Shark Tales by Barbara Corcoran with Bruce Littlefield
This book is the autobiography of the shark tank star Barbara Corcoran. She failed at as many as 22 jobs but managed to become a megastar in American real estate. This book is very heartwarming and it will teach you a lot of things.
7. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
This is an amazing biography of Steve Jobs. This book will truly show you the brilliance of this man and his other qualities like innovation, leadership, etc. It will also take you on a ride of ups and downs through the life of Steve Jobs.
8. Pour Your Heart Into It by Howard Schultz
This book is about the creator of Starbucks. It mentions his work ethic and how he transformed Starbucks into a coffee giant and made it an important part of the lives of many people. If you want to learn some great business techniques, you must surely give it a read.
9. Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance
Elon Musk is now everyone’s favorite, and this guy has shown us that you can achieve anything with proper knowledge and hard work. This book is about this great man and revolves around his life and work.
10. A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
This book is a delightful one to read. It showcases Ernest’s hard work and perseverance and how he became the person he always wanted to be.
11. The Autobiography Of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin’s memoir is actually unfinished because of his death, and it was completed by his son. However, the book, later on, was classified as an autobiography. The book is about his journey through the eyes of Benjamin Franklin himself.
12. Made In America by Sam Walton
This book is full of inspiring stories, and it is highly recommended for a young entrepreneur. Sam is the founder of Walmart, which is now one of the richest companies in the world. No matter how successful he became, he was always down to earth and has so many values for everyone to note.
13. Long Walk To Freedom by Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela has been one of the most influential people and the greatest leader the world has ever seen. This book is a true story about the victory of good over bad.
14. Titan: The Life Of John D Rockefeller Sr. by Ron Chernow
Rockefeller was an icon, and a biography on his life is actually a treat to read. The book is full of great lessons that he acquired throughout his life, told in a very detailed fashion.
15. The Autobiography Of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
This book is filled with a lot of struggles, passion, and hard work, etc. This is a life-changing book and shows how much effort you need to put in your life to achieve something.