Some of the most successful people in the world know that finding a balance between work and play is vital to their success.
Whether their hobbies are for professional development purposes, networking tools, or even just leisurely activities – some of these unusual hobbies of some of the most successful people in the world may come as a surprise!
1. Steve Wozniak Plays Segway Polo
Wozniak, co-founder of Apple has been an avid Segway Polo player for quite some time. He even played in July's 2015 Segway Polo World Cup in Cologne, Germany.
2. Condoleezza Rice Loves Golf
Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice is an absolute golf-nut. She often played with former U.S. President George Bush, and is now a member of the Augusta National Golf Club – one of the most exclusive clubs in the world!
3. Billionaire Investor Warren Buffett Plays the Ukulele
You’ve probably heard of Mr. Buffett – one of the most successful investors in the world. But did you know he spends some of his spare time twanging away on a Ukulele?
4. Meryl Streep Knits. A Lot!
Actress Meryl Streep uses knitting as a form of meditation. She admits to spending all her time on set knitting. I wonder what she knits?
5. Dick Costolo is a Honey Farmer
Small early spring honey harvest. It's super dark and tastes almost like caramel. pic.twitter.com/6HALriUeoJ— dick costolo (@dickc) March 14, 2015
Former Twitter CEO is known to be quite the beekeeper in his spare time. "The whole way the hive works...is fascinating. I love just hanging out and watching them," he told Bloomberg.
6. Sergey Brin Believes He Can Fly
Brin, billionaire and Google co-founder spends a lot of his free time doing flying trapeze. Apparently, he's even been able to convince a few Google employees to try it with him!
7. Arianna Huffington Loves Her Naps
Perhaps the most surprising of all, Huffington post co-founder Arianna Huffington says "sleep is my greatest hobby,"according to a 2011 Rolling Stone profile.
8. Steve Jobs Loved to Travel
Jobs (who needs no introduction) was an extreme traveller. In fact, after some of his wild success he bought himself a private jet. He used this jet to take his family on many trips, including one "graduation gift" of a one-on-one bonding trip for each of his children.
Do any of these hobbies resonate with you? Perhaps there's something about these hobbies that help these individuals be as successful as they are.