Whether you call it luck or hard work, these people had made it to the top and have everything a common man wishes for: be it a colossally fruitful career or the money that comes with it, or the respect that he gains around the world for his humble contribution to their organization or the society.
However, a common man can only mirror that lifestyle if he just peeks into what is known as ‘behind the scenes of life’. The personas whom we often adore on television irrefutably lead a grandeur manner of living, but that lifestyle necessitates more backbreaking work and less or no sleep.
Let us have a glance at these phenomenal humans who barely even have the time to take a nap.
Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo
American Businesswoman and former CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer joined Google in 1999 and has remained a key spokeswoman at the company ever since. She has a true dedication towards her work, at times putting in up to 130 hours a week! She says that every four months, she takes a week-long vacation just to freshen up her mind.
Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India
The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has his history of struggle and political resilience. From chaiwala to the Chief Minister of Gujarat to the Prime Minister of the nation, the 70-year-old man has no intention to pause. It is believed that he is very active and sleeps for less than four or five hours a day.
Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter and CEO of Square
Jack Dorsey, entrepreneur and philanthropist disclosed in a 2011 interview that he spent eight to ten hours a day at Square and eight to ten hours a day at Twitter. He also likes to walk five miles to work every morning at 5:30 a.m.
Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo
Taking on the position of Chairman and CEO of the world’s second-largest food and beverage company, she only gets 4 hours of sleep a night. She also worked as a receptionist from midnight to 5 a.m. to supplement her salary when completing her master’s degree at Yale.
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple
Even at 60, he is still the first one in and the last one out of the office. He is a fitness lover and enjoys cycling and hiking and even hits the gym every day. It is usual for his co-workers to get emails from him at 4:30 am.
Martha Stewart, Founder at Martha Stewart Omnimedia
American retail businesswoman who features on her TV program and radio talk show owns merchandise lines in supermarkets like Staples and Michaels. Martha Stewart Living, Everyday Food, Weddings, and Whole Living are all published by her firm.
Martha refuses to sleep, often taking rest up to four hours a day.
Helena Morrissey, CEO of Newton Investment Management
In an interview with The Guardian, she reported that she gets up at 5 a.m., often earlier, and continues sending emails before her children wake up.
After dinner with her family by 7, she returns to work for up to 2 hours preparing for meetings the following morning. All that work and she has to look after nine children.
Truly a Wonderwoman!
Sergio Marchionne, Fiat CEO
Sergio Marchionne is an Italian-Canadian executive best known for bringing the Italian automaker Fiat back from the brink of bankruptcy and , more recently leading the US automobile manufacturer Chrysler back to viability.
Marchionne is said to work on four hours of sleep a night, driven by coffee and cigarettes.
Shah Rukh Khan, Actor and Producer
The King of Bollywood is reported to sleep for as little as four hours. He works out for 45 minutes five days a week and his fitness routine includes intense training, cardio, and cycling.
Yet he never struggles to carry the incredible passion to the projector!
Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks
The incredible man with a net worth of $2.2 billion serving as the Chairman and CEO of Starbucks, the name Howard Schultz is self-explanatory.
He loves waking up at 4:30 in the morning, and undoubtedly to some fresh brewing hot coffee.