How many hours per week do the top billionaires work?

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Short answer:
  • Between 35 and 120 hours per week
  • Most worked longer hours at a younger age
Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, among the top 10 billionaires in the world.[1]

This analysis covers the top billionaires according to Forbes[2]. If they are retired, this analysis considers his work week when active.

  1. Elon Musk: between 80 and 120 hours a week[3]
  2. Bernard Arnault: around 65 hours a week, working from 8 AM to 9 PM on weekdays, and no details on weekends[4]
  3. Jeff Bezos: between 35 hours and 84 hours a week. Today he works from 10 AM to 5 PM[5] and at his peak he works 12 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  4. Gautam Adani: no public information
  5. Bill Gates: no public information
  6. Warren Buffett: no exact public information, but he gets to work at 9:30 AM and sleeps at 10 PM
  7. Larry Ellison: from 80 hours a week at his peak to around 40[6]
  8. Larry Page: no exact information, but he has suggested that the 40-hour work week was too long for most workers[7]
  9. Mukesh Ambani: 50 to 60 hours per week (between 10 to 12 hours per workday[8])
  10. Sergey Brin: no exact information, but he has suggested that the 40-hour work week was too long for most workers


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  4. Adams, Susan. "The $100 Billion Man: How Bernard Arnault Stitched Together The World's Third Biggest Fortune With Louis Vuitton, Dior And 77 Other Brands—And Why He's Not Done Yet". Forbes. Retrieved 2022-10-23.
  5. Montag, Ali. "This is billionaire Jeff Bezos' daily routine and it sets him up for success". CNBC. Retrieved 2022-10-23.
  6. Journal, Carol HymowitzStaff Reporter of The Wall Street (2005-07-13). "Working Fewer Hours Is Hard for Most CEOs, But Some Find a Way". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2022-10-23.
  7. Fiegerman, Seth (2014-07-07). "Google Founders Talk About Ending the 40-Hour Work Week". Mashable. Retrieved 2022-10-23.
  8. "From going to the gym to dinner, this is the daily routine of the worl". Dailyhunt. Retrieved 2022-10-23.