How Billionaires Organize Their WorkSpace—What You can Learn From it?

Do you ever wonder what billionaires’ workspace looks like and how they manage their workspaces?

What was their workspace before they were famous or Internet celebrities?

In this post, we will explore the workspaces of Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Mike Bloomberg, and Kevin Kelly with many other articles and entrepreneurs to see how they are productive and what their workspace looks like.

We will also see what we can learn from them.

Bill Gates

Bill Gates is an American technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist better known for the software company Microsoft, As of Dec 2023 it’s being valued at 2.76 trillion dollars.

The first person to achieve a $100 Billion net worth. He also owns Codex Leicester, a collection of scientific writing by Leonardo da Vinci.

Gates being a nerd is interesting to see what his workspace looks like.

These are some photographs of the workspace of Bill Gates when he was building Microsoft. You can clearly see the messy piles of papers with computers, keyboards, and telephones.

Bill Gates Workspace
Bill Gates Working on his Workspace
Bill Gates Workspace from early dates

Gradually over the year, he becomes neat and clean as other work is delegated to others. Gates now uses a clean work setup with a water bottle, computer, keyboard, mouse, and other important things.

Throughout the images of Bill Gates, you can see a book near to him, as he likes to read a lot.

Bill Gates Workspace present day
Bill Gates Workspace present day

Elon Musk

Elon Musk is an interest entrepreneur and investor and the wealthiest person in the world with over $222 billion as of Dec 2023. He is the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, owner of X, formally Twitter, and also the founder of xAI.

Mr. Musk always grabs a vacant desk whenever he needs one to work and it’s interesting to see what his workspace looks like.

Elon Musk always uses an oval-shaped desk to work from the end of his work desktop and other end his places his other important documents or projects.

The desk is somewhat clean and you always find some book near to him, being an avid reader like Bill Gates. The U-shaped desk is the most interesting thing I liked the most from his workspace.

It allows him to switch places from his desktop to the front when he meets someone.

Elon Musk taking meetings on his workspace
Elon Musk Working
Elon Musk Working on his workspace

You can also see Musk always works in a place that has large windows to allow natural sun lights to come.

Elon Musk workspace

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg is a computer programmer and entrepreneur, better known for social media Apps like Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Threads. He is the CEO of Facebook and its parent company, Meta.

Mark is also an interesting personality and it is interesting to see the workspace of Mark Zuckerberg.

From the early days of Facebook, Mark has been comfortable with a small setup with a monitor or laptop with a mouse or some paper around him. You can clearly see he only uses a laptop and it allows him to work from anywhere.

Mark Zuckerberg Working
Mark Zuckerberg on his workspace
Mark Zuckerberg Working on his workspace

You can see the present-day picture of Mark’s desk where you can see some books, a laptop with no mouse and cable connected to it, his phone, and Meta Quest VR, which launched recently.

Mark Zuckerberg workspace

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was an American businessman, inventor, and investor better known for co-founding Apple Inc. He was also the primary investor of Pixar and the founder of NeXT.

As you can see the workspace of Steve Jobs from the last days of his life. He is kind of messy and that may be the sign of geniuses. He is filled with books, electronic devices, and piles of papers.

Nothing is expected more from a person who values and makes minimalist products like iPod, iPhone, and iPad.

Steve Jobs workspace
Steve Jobs on his workspace
Steve Jobs working

Mike Bloomberg

Micheal Bloomberg is an American businessman and politician, who is better known for founding Bloomberg L.P. financial data services firm, and served as mayor of New York City from 2002-2013.

The workspace of Bloomberg looks like the modern coders with multiple screens and monitors opened with chats. Because of his industry, he is always open to news and chats on his multiple monitors.

Mike Bloomberg working on his workspace
Mike Bloomberg working
Mike Bloomberg working on his office

Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly is a founding executive editor of Wired magazine. He is also a writer and photographer. Kelly is an interesting man and with also in his workspace. His workspace looks different from other billionaires.

He also has a messy desktop with a wall of Legos and a skeleton of some kind. You can see the mess of things like books, notebooks, papers, mic, desktops, and more.

Kevin Kelly working
Kevin Kelly working on his office

See Workspaces of Great Minds, Artists, Scientists, and Writers

Jane Austen, Novelist:

Jane Austen, Novelist

Yoshitomo Nara, Artist:

Yoshitomo Nara, Artist

Pablo Picasso, Painter:

Pablo Picasso, Painter
Pablo Picasso, Painter workspace

Mark Twain, Writer:

Mark Twain, Writer
Mark Twain, Writer Workspace

Virginia Wolf, Writer:

Virginia Wolf, Writer

Roald Dahl, Children’s Writer:

Roald Dahl, Children's Writer

Thomas Edison, Inventor:

Thomas Edison, Inventor

Stephen Hawkings, Theoretical Physicist:

Stephen Hawkings, Theoretical Physicist

Nicholas Tesla, Inventor:

Nicholas Tesla, Inventor

Martin Luther King, Political Leader:

Martin Luther King, Political Leader

Warren Buffet, Investor:

Warren Buffet, Investor

NASA Scientists:

NASA Scientists

Bob Dylan, Singer:

Bob Dylan, Singer

Winston Churchill, Former PM of the UK and political Leader:

Winston Churchill, Former PM of the US and political Leader

Neil Gaiman, Writer:

Neil Gaiman, Writer

PS: You can see my workspace here.

What You can learn from their workspaces?

Looking at different kinds of workspaces from modern-day entrepreneurs to billionaires and artists to scientists, here are some of the things that we can learn from their workspaces.

  • Everybody is different in their own way, we can’t say a clean background led to success or a messy own. They are the clear examples of this.
  • You can often find books in their workspace that allow them to read whenever they want to.
  • Some use a simple workspace and other messy or complex workspaces like Bloomberg with multiple monitors.
  • They seem to love their own workspace with their own choice of design.
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