Last Updated on March 22, 2023 by Ash Salleh
If you’ve ever looked up personal finance books to read online, you’ve probably come across the title Rich Dad Poor Dad.
The book, co-written by entrepreneur and businessman Robert Kiyosaki, has reportedly sold over 32 million copies across 40 countries since it was published in 1997, earning Kiyosaki widespread fame as a financial guru.
A visionary with a gift for simplifying complex ideas related to money and finance, Kiyosaki has shared his “Rich Dad” philosophies and personal journey to financial freedom in ways that resonate with people of different backgrounds — all while rocking a stylish pair of specs!
Who Is Robert Kiyosaki?
Robert Toru Kiyosaki is an American entrepreneur and businessman who founded Rich Dad Company, a private financial education company.
He is best known for writing the New York Times bestseller Rich Dad Poor Dad, an allegorical story about Kiyosaki and his two dads and how they shaped his financial views. The “poor dad” in the story is Kiyosaki’s biological father — a highly educated college professor — while the “rich dad” is Kiyosaki’s best friend’s father — a rich entrepreneur who owns several businesses.
In 1996, he created the investing board game CASHFLOW. The game is the ultimate realization of his vision for an interactive tool to teach people about investing. In 1997, he wrote Rich Dad Poor Dad with fellow entrepreneur Sharon Lechter.
Kiyosaki’s unique perspectives on money and investing have earned him an international reputation for being an outspoken advocate for financial education.
Kiyosaki currently hosts the educational finance show “Rich Dad Radio Show,” where he talks with guests about all things finance.
What Glasses Does Robert Kiyosaki Wear?
When he’s not posing for a book cover, a magazine feature, or a news article, Robert Kiyosaki typically wears glasses. He can be spotted wearing them during interviews, speaking events, and coaching sessions.
Here are three styles he’s particularly fond of.
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Where Can I Get Robert Kiyosaki’s Glasses?
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What Is Robert Kiyosaki’s Net Worth?
With many successful ventures under his belt, Robert Kiyosaki is reported to have a net worth of $100 million.
This is only an estimate, however, as we don’t know Kiyosaki’s verifiable income. What we do know is that he is a highly successful entrepreneur who excels at investing his money and growing his many business ventures. According to online sources, a significant part of Kiyosaki’s fortune stems from franchises of his “Rich Dad” seminars. Those alone should net him an annual income of about $2 million if we consider his dividends from shares, coaching fees, royalties, and more.
Kiyosaki likely makes money from his properties as well. In fact, he created a real estate investing strategy called the BRRRR method, which involves buying properties, renting them out, and then selling them. The method is used by many real estate investors today.
How Many Books Did Robert Kiyosaki Write?
Robert Kiyosaki is a prolific writer who has written more than 26 books, including Rich Dad Poor Dad.
Other popular titles include:
- Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing (2000)
- Who Took My Money? (2004)
- The Real Book of Real Estate (2009)
- Unfair Advantage (2011)
- Second Chance (2015)
Kiyosaki also wrote two books with former President Donald Trump: Why We Want You to Be Rich: Two Men, One Message (2006) and Midas Touch: Why Some Entrepreneurs Get Rich — And Why Most Don’t (2011).
Why Did Robert Kiyosaki Write “Rich Dad Poor Dad?”
Robert Kiyosaki wrote Rich Dad Poor Dad with Sharon Lechter to advocate the importance of financial literacy and financial independence. The book is written in the style of a set of parables and is ostensibly based on Kiyosaki’s life.
Growing up as the son of immigrant parents in Hilo, Hawaii, Kiyosaki said he didn’t realize his family was poor until he went to school. He believed that school was all about getting a good job, a belief that his father — the “poor dad” in the book — also held.
Kiyosaki would grow up to be influenced more by a friend’s father, an entrepreneurial Chinese immigrant who became wealthy despite never finishing school — the “rich dad.” He learned practical ways to get rich from his friend’s father, which he shared in the book.
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