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

Money classics, summed up in one sentence

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 SpaceX and Tesla

Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

Read more about Buffett's favorites and .

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon

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

Bill Gates
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Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft

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

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square

Richard Branson, founder of The Virgin Group

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