Robert Kiyosaki Profile

Robert Kiyoski, the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad, USA Today’s No. 1 Money Book and a runaway international bestseller, is also an investor, entrepreneur and educator. His revolutionary ideas about money and investment challenge conventional wisdom, changing the way millions of people invest, save and think about their money. Kiyosaki’s message to the world is that the “conventional advice” —get a good job, work hard, save money, get out of debt, invest long term, and diversify—is all flawed.

Rich Dad Poor Dad is the longest running bestseller on all four lists that report to Publisher’s Weekly: The New York Times, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. It also held a top spot on the New York Times list for over five years running. The book has been translated into 45 languages and is available in 90 countries, having sold over 25 million copies worldwide. There are now 12 books in the Rich Dad series, including Rich Dad’s CASHFLOW Quadrant and Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing. Kiyosaki writes a column titled “Why the Rich are Getting Richer” for Yahoo! Finance and a column titled “Rich Returns” for Entrepreneur magazine.

Born and raised in Hawaii, Robert Kiyosaki is fourth-generation Japanese American. He graduated from college in New York, joining the Marine Corps as an officer and gunship pilot in the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Air Medal for bravery during his service. After the war he took a sales job at Xerox Corporation, and in 1977 he started a company that took the first nylon-and-Velcro “Surfer’s Wallet” to market. In 1985 he founded an international educational company, to teach business and investing to tens of thousands of students across the world.

Prior to writing Rich Dad Poor Dad, Kiyosaki created an educational board game called “CASHFLOW® 101” to help teach the financial and investment strategies of his rich father. There are now more than 1,600 CASHFLOW Clubs—game groups which are unaffiliated with the Rich Dad Company—throughout the world. In 1994, Kiyosaki sold his company and, through good investments, was able to retire at the age of 47.

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      • Robert Kiyosaki, author of

    Rich Dad Poor Dad

      • – USA Today’s #1 Money Book and international runaway bestseller – is an investor, entrepreneur and educator whose perspectives on money and investing fly in the face of conventional wisdom. He has, virtually single-handedly, challenged and changed the way tens of millions, around the world, think about money.

    In communicating his point of view on why ‘old’ advice – get a good job, work hard, save money, get out of debt, invest for the long term, and diversify – is ‘bad’ (both obsolete and flawed) advice, Robert has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence and courage.

    Rich Dad Poor Dad ranks as the longest-running bestseller on all four of the lists that report to Publisher’s Weekly – The New York Times, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today – and has held a top spot on the famed New York Times list for over five years.

    Translated into 45 languages and available in 90 countries. the Rich Dad series has sold over 25 million copies worldwide and has dominated best sellers lists across Asia, Australia, South America, Mexico and Europe. In 2005, Robert was inducted into the Hall of Fame as one of that that bookseller’s Top 25 Authors. There are currently 12 books in the Rich Dad series.

    Robert writes a bi-weekly column – ‘Why the Rich Are Getting Richer’ – for Yahoo! Finance and a monthly column titled ‘Rich Returns’ for Entrepreneur magazine.

    Prior to writing Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert created the educational board game CASHFLOW® 101 to teach individuals the financial and investment strategies that his rich dad spent years teaching him. It was those same strategies that allowed Robert to retire at age 47.

    Today there are more than 1,600 CASHFLOW Clubs – game groups independent of The Rich Dad Company – in cities throughout the world.

    Born and raised in Hawaii, Robert Kiyosaki is a fourth-generation Japanese-American. After graduating from college in New York, Robert joined the Marine Corps and served in Vietnam as an officer and helicopter gunship pilot. Following the war, Robert went to work in sales for the Xerox Corporation and, in 1977, started a company that brought the first nylon and Velcro ′surfer wallets′ to market. He founded an international education company in 1985 that taught business and investing to tens of thousands of students throughout the world.

    In 1994 Robert sold his business and, through his investments, was able to retire at the age of 47. During his short-lived retirement he wrote Rich Dad Poor Dad.

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Books by Robert Kiyosaki:
    Rich Dad, Poor Dad
    The New York Times #1 Bestseller is changing how the world views money by shifting your context to that of a rich person.

    If you are like many – dependent on your paychecks to cover your monthly expenses – then you don’t think like the rich.

    The rich don’t accumulate cash. They accumulate assets that generate cash flow for them.

    In reading Rich Dad Poor Dad, you’ll better understand the power that thinking can have on your life. If you are looking for financial freedom, then Rich Dad Poor Dad is a great place to start your learning process.

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    Unfair Advantage: The Power of Financial Education

    In Unfair Advantage, Robert Kiyosaki challenges people around the world to stop blindly accepting that they are destined to struggle financially all their lives.

    True financial education is the path to creating the life you want for yourself and your family. Robert encourages you to change the one thing that is within your control: yourself.

    This book is about the power of financial education and the five unfair advantages that a real financial education offers:

    • The Unfair Advantage of Knowledge
    • The Unfair Advantage of Taxes
    • The Unfair Advantage of Debt
    • The Unfair Advantage of Risk
    • The Unfair Advantage of Compensation

    Robert′s fresh approach to his time-tested messages underscores the steps that move education into the applied knowledge that delivers measurable results.

    In true Rich Dad style, Unfair Advantage challenges readers to appreciate two points of view and experience how the power of real financial education is their unfair advantage.

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    Rich Dad′s CASHFLOW Quadrant: Rich Dad′s Guide to Financial Freedom

    Are you tired of living paycheck to paycheck?

    In the world of money there are two mindsets, those that see scarcity and need security, and those who see abundance and thrive on financial adventure – the mindset of the employee or self-employed, and the mindset of the business owner or professional investor.

    In The CASHFLOW Quadrant, the sequel to Robert Kiyosaki’s smash hit, Rich Dad Poor Dad, you learn how the role you play in the world of money affects your ability to become financially free.

    There are four types of people who make up the world of business: employees, self-employed, business owners, and investors; but it’s only the business owners and the investors who can create great wealth by accelerating their cash flow through assets.

    A Wall Street Journal Bestseller, Rich Dad’s CASHFLOW Quadrant is perfect for employees or self-employed individuals interested in finding new ways to generate cash flow. If you’re already a business owner or real estate investor, this book also delivers tools for even greater success.

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