Best known as the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad, the #1 personal finance book of all time, Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. He is an entrepreneur, educator, and investor who believes the world needs more entrepreneurs who will create jobs.
Robert grew up in the small town of Hilo, Hawaii. He went to college at Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy in New York state. Upon graduation, Robert turned down a well-paying job with Standard Oil and chose to enlist in the Marine Corps as a helicopter pilot at the time of the Vietnam War. After his service in the military, Robert went to work for the Xerox Corporation. His Rich Dad told him that the key to any successful business is sales. Robert rose to the #1 salesperson at Xerox. From there, his entrepreneurial spirit kicked in. He created the company Rippers, along with his brother. Rippers was the first company ever to bring to market the nylon and Velcro “surfer” wallet.
In 1997 Robert wrote Rich Dad Poor Dad, and they founded The Rich Dad Company. Today the book is more popular and relevant than ever before. Robert is the author of 27 books, including two books with Donald Trump, prior to him becoming President of the United States. Robert has been a featured guest with media outlets in every corner of the world. He is the host of the Rich Dad Radio Show podcast, a world-renowned speaker, and lifelong student.