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businessman , entrepreneur , investor , motivational speaker , writer , financial commentator

Robert Toru Kiyosaki (born April 8, 1947) is an American investor, businessman, self-help author, motivational speaker, financial literacy activist, and occasional financial commentator. Kiyosaki is perhaps 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.

Background

Ethnicity: A fourth-generation Japanese American. The son of educator Ralph H. Kiyosaki.

Education

Graduated as a deck officer

Career

He served in the Marine Corps as a helicopter gunship pilot during the Vietnam War in 1972, where he was awarded the Air Medal.

Kiyosaki left the Marine Corps in 1975 and got a job selling copy machines for the Xerox Corporation as a salesperson. In 1977, Kiyosaki started a company that brought to market the first nylon and Velcro "surfer" wallets. The company was moderately successful at first but eventually went bankrupt. In the early 1980s, Kiyosaki started a business that licensed T-shirts for Heavy metal rock bands, which was later sold in 1985. In his book You can Choose to be Rich, Kiyosaki said that after his bankruptcy he became homeless, and was living with his then girlfriend Kim at the back of an old Toyota for several months before starting their own business from the ground up.

In 1994, Robert leaves Money and You program in Australia. With various real estate investments, Kiyosaki retired at the age of 47. In 1997, after his short lived retirement, he launched Cashflow Technologies, Inc. which owns and operates the Rich Dad and Cashflow brands.

Achievements

  • Founder of the Rich Dad Company and Cashflow Technologies, Incorporated

  • Author of the Rich Dad Poor Dad series of books

Works

  • book

    • Rich Dad, Poor Dad

    • Rich Dad's CASHFLOW Quadrant

    • Rich Dad's Guide to Investing

Politics

Not interested in politics.

Views

a staunch proponent of entrepreneurship, business education, investing, and that comprehensive financial literacy concepts should be taught in schools around the world.

Quotations: If you only have a few dollars, you may want to go to your local coin dealer and buy silver and gold coins as close to the price of gold or silver as possible. I would not invest in 'collectible' precious metal coins unless you really know a good collectible coin from a bad one. For as little as $20 you can buy a few precious metal coins and begin to take steps to prepare for one of the biggest crashes in world history.