Billionaires Who do Yoga
Here are 10 Billionaires who include Yoga in their Daily Routine
Yoga and meditation play an important role in achieving personal growth, creativity, productivity, and calmness. It is no surprise that some of the world’s most renown billionaires practice yoga daily to help them reach their goals.
Here are 10 billionaires who practice yoga daily:
1. Sergey Brin (Google)
Sergey Brin is the co-founder of Google and president of Alphabet Inc. His His estimated net worth is US$50.6 billion, making him the 13th richest person in the world.
Sergey is known for pushing his body to the limits. He has tried his hands on numerous sports like gymnastics, trapeze, skiing, swimming, and in-line skating. Apart from indulging in adrenaline-filled activities, Brin is also fond of practising yoga. He once said that this relaxing practice keeps him centred and helps him maintain a sense of normality in his life.
2. Paul McCartney:
Paul McCartney gained worldwide fame as the singer and bass guitarist in ‘The Beatles’. He is a songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist. His estimated net worth is US$1.2 billion making him as one of the wealthiest musicians in the world.
McCartney began his journey with Transcendental Meditation. He started it while looking for stability in the 60s. He said, “It was very interesting. It was very calming and it seemed like something that was worth trying.” He further added, “In moments of madness, meditation has helped me find moments of serenity and I would like to think that it would help provide young people with a quiet haven in a not-so-quiet world." Paul also swears by yoga. He also advised his fans to practice yoga as he believes that yoga strengthens one from inside.
3. Oprah Winfrey:
Oprah Winfrey is an American talk show host, actress, television producer, media executive, and philanthropist. Oprah – who is ranked as the most influential woman in the world – is worth US$2.6 billion.
Oprah is an advocate of Transcendental Meditation. She meditates for 20 minutes, twice a day. She believes that meditation has helped her connect with God. She spreads messages of mind-body balance, health, and wellness through her talk shows. Once after a meditation session, she said, "I walked away feeling fuller than when I'd come in. Full of hope, a sense of contentment, and deep joy. Knowing for sure that even in the daily craziness that bombards us from every direction, there is — still — the constancy of stillness. Only from that space can you create your best work and your best life."
4. Ratan Tata:
Ratan Tata, the former chairman of Tata Sons is an Indian industrialist, businessman, investor, and philanthropist. He has an estimated net worth of US$1 billion.
Tata is a regular practitioner of yoga. He has trained under Bharat Thakur, a famous artistic yoga guru. He believes that even at the age of 81, yoga keeps him fit.
5. Willian Clay Ford Jr.
Willian Clay Ford Jr. is an American businessman and the executive chairman of Ford Motor Company. He has an estimated net worth of US$1.35 billion.
Ford is a huge proponent of meditation and claims that it has taught him compassion. He said that meditation helped him get through several years of bankruptcy. He also made it a point to incorporate yoga and meditation sessions into his company so that his employees can remain calm and productive.
6. Marc Benioff:
Marc Benioff is a tech entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist. He is also the founder and CEO of SalesForce with an estimated net worth of US$6.4 billion.
Marc started practising meditation to help relieve the job stress while he was working at Oracle. He asserts himself as being of spiritual nature and a fan of the Dalai Lama, yoga, and meditation. He has introduced meditation rooms in his offices and incorporated yoga classes twice a week for his employees.
7. Rupert Murdoch
Rupert Murdoch is an Australian-born American media mogul and the CEO of News Corp. He has an estimated net worth of US$21.5 billion.
He practices Transcendental Meditation to lower stress levels and induce a sense of calm.
8. Ray Dalio:
Ray Dalio is the founder and CEO of Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest hedge fund. He has an estimated net worth of US$18.4 billion and was ranked the world's 79th wealthiest person in January 2019 by Bloomberg.
Ray has been meditating for over 40 years and credits meditation for his success. He said that meditation has opened his mind, made him centred, creative, and boosted his mental clarity.
9. Bill Gross:
Bill Gross is the co-founder of the largest global fixed investment company, Pacific Investment Management Co. This American investor and philanthropist has an estimated net worth of US$1.5 billion.
Bill Gross is an avid yoga practitioner. He once said, “After three hours on the trading desk, I walk across the street and do an hour’s worth of yoga.” He also said that practising headstands helps him get investment ideas.
10. Daniel Loeb:
Daniel Loeb is the founder and chief executive of a New York-based hedge fund, Third Point. This American investor and philanthropist has an estimated net worth of US$3.2 billion.
Daniel practices Ashtanga Yoga regularly. He says that yoga has helped him manage his mind, make decisions, and helped him overcome hard positions and discomfort.