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It's World Book Day—here are the favorites of 7 self-made billionaires

There are a lot of benefits to reading. Science shows that the habit can make you smarter, more emotionally intelligent and even increase your odds of getting rich.

If that didn't convince you to swap Netflix for a paperback, do it because it's World Book Day.

For inspiration, CNBC rounded up Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and five other self-made billionaires' favorites, from business books to novels.

Happy reading!

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, with a Powerpack unit the background unveils suit of batteries for homes, businesses, and utilities.
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Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, with a Powerpack unit the background unveils suit of batteries for homes, businesses, and utilities.

Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla

Read more about Musk's favorites.

Warren Buffett
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Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

Read more about Buffett's favorites here and here.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin LLC, speaks at a space symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 12, 2016.
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin LLC, speaks at a space symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 12, 2016.

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon

Read more about Bezos' favorites.

Mark Cuban
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Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban, "Shark Tank" investor and owner of the Dallas Mavericks

Read more about Cuban's favorites.

Bill Gates
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Bill Gates

Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft

Read more about Gates' favorites of 2016, and his all-time favorites,here and here.

Twitter Chairman and Square CEO Jack Dorsey
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Twitter Chairman and Square CEO Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square

Read more about Dorsey's favorites.

Sir Richard Branson
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Sir Richard Branson

Richard Branson, founder of The Virgin Group

Read more about Branson's favorites of 2016.

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