Robert Kiyosaki is an American businessman and author. He is best known for his Rich Dad Poor Dad series of motivational books and other material published under the Rich Dad brand. He has written over 15 books which have combined sales of over 26 million copies. Three of his books, Rich Dad Poor Dad, Cashflow Quadrant, and Conspiracy of the Rich, were on the top 10 best-seller list at the same time.
Kiyosaki was born in Hilo, Hawaii to Ralph H. Kiyosaki and Claire Oden Kiyosaki. His father was a teacher and his mother was a housewife. He is of Japanese descent on his father’s side. Kiyosaki has two sisters and a brother. When he was nine years old, his family moved to Arizona.
Kiyosaki graduated from high school in 1969 and went on to attend the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. After his discharge, he worked for Xerox Corporation and then started his own business.
In 1994, Kiyosaki wrote Rich Dad Poor Dad, which was published by Warner Books. The book’s title refers to the fact that Kiyosaki’s “rich dad” (his father-in-law) imparted more business and financial wisdom to him than his own father (his “poor dad”) did.
Rich Dad Poor Dad advocates the view that it is possible to achieve financial independence by investing in assets, such as stocks, real estate, and businesses, rather than relying on employment income. The book’s central theme is that financial literacy is not taught in schools and that it is important for people to take control of their financial future.
The #1 Personal Finance book of all time, Robert Kiyosaki shares the story of his two dad: his real father, whom he calls his poor dad, ‘ and the father of his best friend, the man who became his mentor and his rich dad.’ One man was well educated and an employee all his life, the other’s education was street smarts” over traditional classroom education and he took the path of entrepreneurship a road that led him to become one of the wealthiest men in Hawaii. Robert’s poor dad struggled financially all his life, and these two dads?these very different points of view of money, investing, and employment shaped Robert’s thinking about money.
Robert has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people, around the world, think about money and investing and he has become a global advocate for financial education and the path to financial freedom. Rich Dad Poor Dad and the Rich Dad series it spawned) has sold over 36 million copies in English and translated editions around the world.
Rich Dad’s CASHFLOW Quadrant is a guide to financial freedom. It’s the second book in the Rich Dad Series and reveals how some people work less, earn more, pay less in taxes, and learn to become financially free.
CASHFLOW Quadrant was written for those who are ready to move beyond job security and enter the world of financial freedom. It’s for those who want to make significant changes in their lives and take control of their financial future.
Robert believes that the reason most people struggle financially is because they’ve been spent years in school but were never been taught about money. Robert’s rich dad taught him that this lack of financial education is why so many people work so hard all their lives for money… instead of learning how to make money work for them.
This book will change the way you think about jobs, careers, and owning your own business and inspire you to learn the rules of money that the rich use to build and grow their wealth.
Investing means different things to different people… and there is a huge difference between passive investing and becoming an active, engaged investor. Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing, one of the three core titles in the Rich Dad Series, covers the basic rules of investing, how to reduce your investment risk, how to convert your earned income into passive income… plus Rich Dad’s 10 Investor Controls.
The Rich Dad philosophy makes a key distinction between managing your money and growing it… and understanding key principles of investing is the first step toward creating and growing wealth. This book delivers guidance, not guarantees, to help anyone begin the process of becoming an active investor on the road to financial freedom.
You’re never too young to learn the language of money… and the lessons that rich dad taught Robert. Like it or not, money is a part of our everyday lives and the more we understand it, the better the chance that we can learn to have our money work hard for us—instead of working hard for money all our lives. That starts with learning the language of money.
This book, created from the international bestseller Rich Dad Poor Dad, shares Robert’s inspiring person story but teaches how to make smart choices. Packed with straight talk, sidebars, and quizzes, this book will jumpstart a child’s personal and financial success by teaching: How to speak the language of money, ways to make money work for you, tips for success (including: “Work to learn, not to earn.”), and
why games can help you understand money, investing, and ways to choose your best path to financial freedom.
Many of our global economic problems started in 1971…when President Richard Nixon took the U.S. off the gold standard. Throughout history, when a government went off the gold standard, an age of turbulence began.
In 1997, Robert’s book Rich Dad Poor Dad stunned readers stating, “Your house is not an asset.” As howls of protest went up around the world, the book went on to become an international bestseller and the #1 personal finance book of all time.
Rich Dad Poor Dad is not a book on real estate. It is a book about the importance of financial education. Rich Dad Poor Dad was written to prepare you and your loved ones for the financial turbulence Robert’s rich dad saw coming.
In 2007, as homes declined in value or were lost to foreclosure, millions of homeowners painfully discovered the wisdom of words of Robert’s rich dad. Today we are all aware that a home can be a liability. Today we know a home can go up or down in value. Today, we all know a person can lose money investing in the stock market. Today we all know our money can go down in value and that even savers can be losers.
There are “financial experts” who advise people to take out their credits cards and cut them up. And that may be a good plan for someone who is financially irresponsible, it’s not great advice for someone who wants to build wealth and become financially free. Cutting up your credit cards won’t make you rich; learning to leverage and manage debt will.
If a person has a solid financial education they will know that there are two kinds of debt: good debt and bad debt. A person who understands debt will know how to use good debt to make them richer faster. And when we take control and learn to manage bad debt, seeing it for what it is and understanding the toll it can take if abused, we are on the road to financial freedom.
Learn how to make your money work hard for you… instead of you working hard for money all your life. Understanding debt and how to use and leverage it is an important first step.
When Before You Quit Your Job was written and published, it was a guidebook for aspiring entrepreneurs. Today—with the job market in shambles, overseas outsourcing and high unemployment—it can be a path to the salvation so many are looking for: A way take control of their life and use their skills and talents to create their future.
Before You Quit Your Job asks: Do you have a million-dollar idea? Are you afraid of failing? Are you tired of making other people rich? Are you sick of taking order from your boss? Are you tired of working hard and not getting ahead? Are you ready to take a leap of faith and change your life?
Learn about the B-I Triangle and the 8 Integrities of a Business—before you quit your job!
Rich Kid Smart Kid is written for parents who value education, want to give their children a financial head start in life, and are willing to take an active role to make that happen.
In the Information Age, a good education is more important than ever. But the current educational system may not be providing all the information a child needs
to thrive in today’s fast-paced, ever-changing world. This book was designed to fill in the gaps and to give your child the same inspiring and practical knowledge that Robert’s rich dad gave him.
Rich Kid Smart Kid will show you how to awaken your child’s love of learning. It will open doors that many never knew existed and give parents the tools and skills and real-world experiences (financial field trips!) that they can share with their child, knowledge he or she can use for the rest of their life.
Are you worried that school isn’t preparing your child for the real world? It probably isn’t. Rich Kid Smart Kid can bridge that gap.
It’s estimated that there are over 50 million pensioners—in the United States alone. Like the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Italy, Germany and many other countries around the world are all in big trouble when it comes to the solvency of their pension funds. Who Stole My Pension? was written to give them guidance, resources, and tools so they can take action… and stop the looting.
We are in the early stages of the greatest retirement crisis in the history of our nation and, indeed, the entire world. According to the World Health Organization, nearly two billion people around the world are expected to be over age 60 by 2050, a figure that’s more than triple what it was in 2000. For better or for worse, never before have there been more elderly people living on planet Earth.
One thing is. certain: Doing nothing—sitting back, confident your pension check is “in the mail”—is not an option. That’s a risk you can’t afford to take.
If you don’t plan on working hard all your life… this book is for you. If you’re ready to retire (or want to retire early enough
to enjoy your retirement years) you can learn from Robert’s story of how he and his wife Kim started with nothing and ‘retired’—financially free—in less than 10 years. This book makes the case for how a context shift in the way we think about money and investing allows us to see opportunities others miss and create the life you deserve.