Great Leaders and Sleep

  • Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX: 6 hours (1am — 7am)
  • Tim Cook, CEO of Apple: 7 hours (9:30pm — 4:30am)
  • Bill Gates, Co-Founder of Microsoft: 7 hours (12am — 7am)
  • Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group: 5–6 hours (12–5/6am)
  • Jack Dorsey, Co-founder of Twitter: 7 hours (10:30pm — 5:30am)
  • Tim Armstrong, Chairman and CEO of AOL: 6 hours (11pm — 5am)
  • Barack Obama, Former President of the U.S.: 6 hours (1am — 7am)
  • Jeff Bezos, Founder & CEO of 7 hours (10pm — 5am)
  • Ellen DeGeneres, TV Host: 8 hours (11pm — 7am)


Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos: "Eight hours of sleep makes a big difference for me, and I try hard to make that a priority."


Hootsuite's CEO Ryan Holmes: "It's not worth depriving yourself of sleep for an extended period of time, no matter how pressing things may seem."


The proportion of Americans getting no more than six hours a night rose from 22% in 1985 to 29% in 2012 to 42% in 2017.


How many hours do you get? How do you feel during the day? Comment below!

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