Robert Kiyosaki

Finance Author + Investor
Born Apr 8, 1947

Robert Toru Kiyosaki 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.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Robert Kiyosaki.


1947 Birth Born on April 8, 1947.


1965 18 Years Old He attended Hilo High School and graduated in 1965. … Read More


1969 - 1971 2 More Events
1972 25 Years Old He served in the Marine Corps as a helicopter gunship pilot during the Vietnam War in 1972, where he was awarded the Air Medal. … Read More
1973 26 Years Old Kiyosaki enrolled in a 2-year MBA program at the University of Hawaii at Hilo in 1973 at the insistence of his Poor Dad while his Rich Dad thought that the MBA program was a waste of time. … Read More
1974 27 Years Old He was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in June 1974.


1977 30 Years Old In 1977, Kiyosaki launched his business career where he entered the retailing industry and started a company called "Rippers". … Read More
1978 31 Years Old Though Kiyosaki contemplated a career to fly for the airlines, he instead took a job as a sales associate for Xerox to further hone his business skills by selling copy machines in Leesburg, Virginia until June 1978.
1985 38 Years Old In 1985, Kiyosaki established an international business education company teaching entrepreneurship, investing, and social responsibility to thousands of people throughout the world.


1994 47 Years Old In 1994, Kiyosaki sold the education company and through various strategic real estate investments, allowed him to retire at the age of 47.


1997 50 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1997, he began his writing career and launched Cashflow Technologies, Inc., a business and financial education company which owns and operates the Rich Dad and Cashflow brands. … Read More


2008 61 Years Old In 2008, Kiyosaki purchased a 300 unit, $17 million apartment complex in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
2010 63 Years Old 1 More Event
Many of his commercial real estate holdings include luxury and boutique hotels, golf courses, and large apartment complexes as stated in an interview with The Alex Jones Show in 2010. … Read More
2011 64 Years Old In 2011, he invested in a 2000 unit apartment construction project and earned approximately $250,000 in monthly cash flow.
During the subprime mortgage crisis in the late 2000s, Kiyosaki invested heavily having acquired nearly 40% of his 2015 portfolio of distressed properties during the downturn.
2016 69 Years Old In May 2016, Kiyosaki stated he controls over 10,000 apartment units producing over one million dollars in cash flow every month.
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