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Unusual hobbies of famous people

01 Jun 2023, 12:00, parser
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Interest in the lifestyle of successful people is quite natural, and we have already devoted more than one article to their success stories, daily routine and methods of productive work. However, do not forget that no matter what peaks in science, art or business they have conquered, they are still people and nothing human is alien to them. From this article you will learn about the hobbies of famous people, and some of them may surprise you.

1. Elon Musk is a James Bond fan

This famous engineer, entrepreneur, inventor and investor is known to us primarily as the founder of SpaceX, Tesla Motors and PayPal. However, among collectors, he is famous as the owner of a large number of items related to James Bond.

For example, Elon Musk owns Tesla founder Elon Musk buys James Bond’s Lotus Esprit submarine car / The Guardian one of the cars of this movie hero is the Lotus Esprit from the 1977 film, which easily turned into a submarine on the screen.

2. Warren Buffett — guitar player

Few people know that one of the richest people in the world is a fan of playing the ukulele ukulele. At the same time, he not only owns a collection of these instruments, but also plays music well himself and does not even hesitate to perform in public.

3. Bill Gates — reader

The founder of Microsoft in an interview confessed his love for tennis and the game of bridge. But his most important passion from an early age and still remains reading.

Gates hired a special person who replenishes his library with rare books, and in 1994 even posted Bill Gates paid $30.8 million for this book 25 years ago — here’s why it still inspires him today / CNBC 30.8 million dollars for a manuscript of the XV century with scientific notes Leonardo da Vinci.

4. Thomas Edison — nutritionist

Practically no technical achievement of the twentieth century was complete without the inventions and patents of this brilliant man. Edison invented, improved or implemented such things as the telegraph, telephone, movie camera, phonograph. And even he suggested saying "hello" into the phone at the beginning of the conversation.

Well, in his spare time from inventions, he studied various diets and their effect on the human body. In 1930, a year before Edison's death, his wife said in an interview that "proper nutrition is one of his greatest hobbies."

5. Henry Ford — the creator of the museum

The legendary American entrepreneur, who made great efforts to develop the automotive industry, was fond of history in general and the history of the industrial Revolution in particular.

He spent a lot of money in order to collect real samples and models of many famous buildings, cars and monuments in one place. In 1929, an open-air museum was opened, which was called the Henry Ford Museum, and later became known as Greenfield Village.

6. Walt Disney — the Railroad man

Walt Disney loved trains. To such an extent that none of the Disneylands could do without a toy railroad, and a huge model of a steam locomotive was installed in his office.

A replica of the railway with a bridge, forks and moving trains was built around the Disney house, on which the owner was happy to ride his guests.

7. Nikola Tesla — dovecote

The inventor of radio, robotics and an alternating current generator, a man who, according to contemporaries, "invented the XX century", loved pigeons very much. He fed wild pigeons during walks, and when he was sick and could not do it on his own, he hired a special person who fed the birds.

It may seem to someone that such hobbies only take time, effort and energy, interfering with the main business. However, this is not the case at all. Even the strongest personalities need periodic unloading and recuperation.

The opportunity to relax a little and work out some nonsense that is not related to work in any way allows the brain to relieve tension, relax and digest previously received information in the background. So even the most seemingly frivolous hobbies actually have quite a serious purpose.

What is your hobby? Tell us in the comments!

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