Do This Every Day If You want To Become Better, Says Billionaire Mark Cuban

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On Sunday, the Dallas Mavericks owner told Bill Maher on the “Club Random” podcast that everyone over 30 should read daily. Otherwise, they’re damaging themselves and their career, he said.

“Somebody 40 and over, even 30 and over, if you’re not reading, you’re f—ed… because you’re not expanding your mind,” Cuban said. “I tell my kids… ‘Somebody who doesn’t read lives one life, somebody who reads an unlimited number of lives.’”

In a 2016 study conducted by Yale University School of Public Health, researchers found reading 30 minutes a day helped participants 50 and older live on average, two years longer than their non-reading counterparts, regardless of health, wealth, gender, and education.

Cuban considers himself an active reader. In 2018, he told CNBC Make It he reads four to five hours per day studying national and local news, emails and technology research.

It seems that Cuban’s two daughters are also avid readers. In their early teenage years, both girls would be rewarded with “shoes or whatever they wanted” after they read a certain number of pages, Cuban said. Then, the family could discuss their readings.