Robert Kiyosaki
American finance author , investor
Robert Kiyosaki
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.
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3 Opportunities to Turn Skills and Spare Time into Extra Money
Huffington Post - 4 months
Image Source: FieldEngineer I have yet to meet someone that would refuse extra money. Whether it's a raise at work, lottery winnings or a $100 bill laying on the side of the road. But, it's hard to control those things. Sure, you could work harder at your job, play the lottery and go on more walks. But, there's another path that Robert Kiyosaki, author of bestselling Rich Dad, Poor Dad is fond of pointing out: "The only difference between a rich and poor person is how they use their time." It's entirely possible to pick up some extra work outside of your regular working hours. And, if you feel inspired and prepared to take a giant leap, you could leave the 9-5 environment all-together. Focusing your life on multiple revenue streams is really about steering yourself towards long-term financial freedom. But, let's start with some baby-steps. 1. Skilled Hourly and Fixed-Price Contracts If you've sacrificed time and money to earn an education, the knowledge in your head c ...
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Urban People and Places 4: Claim More Time for Your Dream Influencer Job
Huffington Post - 7 months
In a week of 168 hours many assignments require your attention, so setting up priorities in advance is the strategy to get you going instead of making you overwhelmed. If you are committed to build profitable business around certain niche and to impact potential buyers with content and value, your strategy may be to focus on targeting influential individuals i.e. influencers instead of entire marketing segment. Another option can be that with your blog, software, information products or other goods you become an influencer yourself. This article will help you to implement strategies for finding more time to do your dream job, especially if you are switching careers or need to work long and focused hours to support yourself. To start successfully and strategically in the field of influencer marketing answer these five questions: • What do you want to be known for? • What thoughts can you convey, and how do you want to communicate them? • Who is your audience and what ...
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Beware of These Business Credit Traps
Huffington Post - about 1 year
An entrepreneur had spent $80,000 buying a corporation that he was assured came with access to $250,000 in credit lines. He got the corporation, all right, but the promised credit lines never materialized, and he had to start from scratch. Oops. That story was shared with my friend Gerri Detweiler by small business attorney Garrett Sutton, one of a handful of Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad Advisors, who has helped business owners around the country (and internationally) incorporate and protect their assets. He's heard from a number of prospective small business owners who wasted a lot of money trying to "build business credit." They had been promised that if they followed certain steps they could secure thousands of dollars in funding for their businesses with no personal guarantee or risk, build wildly successful businesses and get rich. We all know who gets rich in that story. And it' not the business owner. Anytime you have individuals who need money, you'll find individuals wh ...
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FOCUS: Follow One Course Until Successful
Huffington Post - over 3 years
This page is the only one open on my computer screen. Internet is off. My cell is on silent on the other side of the room. All of my attention is on creating something useful for you. Focus requires discipline. As the famed personal finance guru Robert Kiyosaki defines it: Follow One Course Until Successful. *** In a keynote speech about the Third Metric, Arianna Huffington discusses the dangers of multitasking: "you think you're being efficient, but actually you're being stupid." As Arianna points out, we now have scientific evidence proving we cannot multi-task. What you're really doing when you think you're multitasking is shifting your attention from one thing to another at an astonishing pace. While it's fascinating we have this capability, it's not exactly the best use of our mental faculties. When, instead, we Follow One Course Until Successful, we actually accomplish more, better and feel less stressed. Take email, for example. As Brendon Burchard defines it, our inbo ...
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Dr. Abraham Froman: A Conversation With A Bare-faced Rich Dad
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Robert Kiyosaki might be a Rich Dad, but he's also a bare-faced mortal An investor and financial literacy guru is known for founding the Rich Dad Poor Dad brand that's he has built into a series of seminars, games, and books, we caught up with him this week to chat about the sexually dynamic Mustached American lifestyle, how Mustached Americans can protect their wealth, and his neighbor in Hawaii, Tom Selleck. Q: It's rare we grant interviews to non-Mustached Americans. You're welcome. Just saying. Kiyosaki: Sir, you don't have to remind me about my challenges. I live with this bald-lipped shame every day. Thank you for honoring me with this interview. Q: We produced a study in recent years that found Mustached Americans make more but also spend more. Why do you think this is? Kiyosaki: A mustachioed man is a wild and powerful thing. He's gotta suck the marrow from life. He's gotta eat and drink and travel and live and LOVE DAMMIT! A mustachioed man can't be ...
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Recharge Your Batteries: 3 Steps
Inc. Magazine - almost 4 years
Successful entrepreneurs know that to move ahead sometimes you need to take a break. Most truly successful entrepreneurs share a common belief that no amount of success is ever enough. But even with an insatiable drive to be the best, successful entrepreneurs know that they too must take breaks and recharge their batteries to continue to grow their businesses. Voluminous studies show that people are more productive at work when they don't eat at their desks but take a lunch break and then return refreshed for the afternoon haul. The same logic applies to larger times away from the office as well. Every so often even the most driven of us need to step away to relax. In turn, when we come back we are more focused and ready to tend to the tasks at hand. Moreover, some of our greatest moments of clarity about our businesses often come at moments when we are temporarily detached. On a personal level, this was never more true than on a trip to the Atlantis Resort in 2009 when I decompres ...
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Nancy K. Humphreys: Self-Employed Pay Highest Tax Rate in US
Huffington Post - about 4 years
In many of his Rich Dad Poor Dad books, Robert Kiyosaki mocks self-employment as a choice that makes sole proprietors even poorer than employees. He's right, but not for the reason he thinks. Robert Kiyosaki's dad's story Robert Kiyosaki grew up with a highly-educated father who was a successful employee. His dad was an educator who rose to become Superintendent of Schools in Hawaii. But when laid off in middle age, Kiyosaki's dad opened an ice cream stand in Hawaii. He quickly went bankrupt. Robert and his father ("poor dad") were both ashamed of his father's failure to earn a living as a sole proprietor of a business. In his first book, Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert tells how he abandoned his dad's values of education and hard work and became an entrepreneur. Kiyosaki's friend's "rich dad" taught Robert the secrets of how to make passive income, the kind of income wealthy people can live on if they choose not to work. My dad's story My dad dropped out of school ...
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Book Review: The Midas Touch: Why Some Entrepreneurs Get Rich and Why Most Don't by Donald J. Trump and Robert T. Kiyosaki
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
Book Review: The Midas Touch: Why Some Entrepreneurs Get Rich and Why Most Don't by Donald J. Trump and Robert T. Kiyosaki Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 1:54 p.m., Tuesday, November 6, 2012 In The Midas Touch the reader has the opportunity to gain the experience and advice of two of the worlds most prominent businessmen on becoming a successful entrepreneur. Donald Trump started out building skyscrapers in New York City. [...] he has grown his business into an International company. In addition to building really big structures, he also builds golf courses including at least one in Scotland. Talk about having moxie: he built a golf course in the land where golf began. Robert Kiyosaki founded and developed the Rich Dad Poor Dad brand and media company. Being an entrepreneur is not for everyon ...
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Pamela Yellen: Teaching Kids to Save When the Culture Says Spend
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Parents are more likely to talk to their little ones about having good manners and getting good grades than the importance of saving money, according to results of research recently published in Business News Daily. The same study found that parents generally wait until children are 10 or older before talking to them about the importance of saving. "Based on our findings, parents seem more concerned about the politeness of their children than their financial fitness," said Ernie Almonte, CPA, vice chair of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' National CPA Financial Literacy Commission, which conducted the research. Dollars and cents should get the same attention as 'please' and 'thank you' at home. Financial education builds critical skills that help put life goals within reach and strengthen the economy. Parents must make financial lessons a priority in both conversation and action as early as possible. For generations, parents have tried to teach t ...
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Tiphani N. Montgomery: 31 Ways To Live Life On Your Own Terms: A Fourth Of July Manifesto
Huffington Post - over 4 years
I was born on the Fourth of July... 31 years ago. When I was little my mom told me that all the red, white, and blue shenanigans were just for me. The fireworks, she confessed, were a gift from President Reagan, and he had called every American, on my behalf, to celebrate. July 4th, as I had known it to be, was special only because I was born. Can you imagine what all the family reunions, BBQs, and parties can do to a little girl's ego when she thinks that the only reason you're having a great time is because she is alive? Well, I can tell you firsthand that you feel like a star. A queen. Untouchable. And then one day, somewhere in between me learning about the tooth fairy and my beloved Santa Claus, I found out that my life was all a hoax. That the Fourth of July was actually America's birthday. And the 40th president? Well, he had no idea who I was! My life as I had known it was all a scam. And it all came tumbling down from there. The invisible crown I wore disa ...
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Comment on Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Prepper Dad? Even Robert Kiyosaki Is Warning That An Economic Collapse Is Coming by IWG
Hawaii News Daily - almost 5 years
Goldman Sachs is brokering all of the treasury debt to the Fed.  They fully intend to collapse our economy and replace it with an International fiat currency that will completely eliminate our sovereignty.  They are also financing the campaigns of Obama and Romney with the support of our corporate media. If ever there was a time to get behind Ron Paul, it is now and contribute to his money bomb underway currently.  He is winning sufficient delegates for a brokered convention, regardless of what the media is saying. Ron Paul will expose the corruption and veto any unconstitutional legislation.   He is pretty much our last shot at liberty in this country.   Like or Dislike: 0 0
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Команда, которая позволит тебе получить больше денег
Des Moines Register - almost 5 years
Думаю, что первой мыслью, которая у вас возникла от название этого поста - была мысль о Роберте Кийосаки. Ведь именно он "проповедовал" идею о том, что по-настоящему богатые люди действуют не в одиночку, а в команде (например, Роберт Кийосаки "Руководство богатого папы по... За подробностями сюда: Get-to-Know
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Announcing 12 Days of Finance Winner: Robert Kiyosaki
Go Banking Rates - about 5 years
Mr. <a class="fplink fp-236207" href="/robert+kiyosaki">Robert Kiyosaki</a> enlightened me with his easy and simple to understand financial education. I am so grateful and I thank him. (more…)
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Kim and Robert Kiyosaki to Discuss Financial Education For Today’s College Students 11/8/11
Yahoo News - over 5 years
Join an expected 38,000 people from over 400 colleges worldwide for this private event via livestream at, AZ (PRWEB) November 03, 2011 Event Announcement:What:    Kim and <a class="fplink fp-236207" href="/robert+kiyosaki">Robert Kiyosaki</a>, co-founders of The Rich Dad Company,, will teach college students how to be financially independent and secure at this Rich Grad event.Seating at the event is restricted, but Kim and <a class="fplink fp-236207" href="/robert+kiyosaki">Robert Kiyosaki</a> have arranged for live-streaming access of their complete, hour-long presentation and Q and A session. ...
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Cincom Expert Access Radio Features Kari Kimmel, Singer, Songwriter, Producer ... - MFRTech (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Robert Kiyosaki, bestselling author of the “Rich Dad Poor Dad” series of books. Pen Densham, writer, producer, director. Films and television series produced by Pen and his partner have grossed over $1 billion. These projects include: “Robin Hood:
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'Ask an author' feature added to Kindle - The Bookseller
Google News - over 5 years
@author is currently on limited beta release, with a handful of participating authors including thriller writer Brad Meltzer, novelist Susan Orlean, and personal development writers Timothy Ferriss and Robert Kiyosaki. Readers can ask the authors
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You jus' can't beat it! - The Hindu
Google News - over 5 years
And his inspiration, he says, is the book titled “Rich Dad Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki. “My students come from all age-groups, professions and walks of life. I provide them with opportunities and motivate them to apply what they learn, and encourage
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Jason Hartman Interviews Economist Thomas Sowell on The Creating Wealth Show - San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Jason Hartman&#39;s Creating Wealth Show has featured many recognizable names in recent years including Pat Buchanan (presidential candidate), Harry Dent (The Great Depression Ahead), Michael Gerber (The E-Myth Revisited), Robert Kiyosaki (Rich Dad,
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Robert Kiyosaki
  • 2016
    Age 68
    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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  • 2015
    Age 67
    In a Jetset magazine column on October 20, 2015, Kiyosaki endorsed and supported Republican candidate Donald Trump for the 2016 Presidential elections.
    More Details Hide Details Though having no interest or involvement in politics, Kiyosaki stated that he foresaw Donald Trump's candidacy back in 2006 as much of his support to Trump resonates through their common ground as educators, investors and entrepreneurs as well as their concern for the growing need for financial education. He also states that Trump is the only candidate who knows how to negotiate tough with China, Middle East, Europe, and Mexico, how to create jobs and make money in addition to having enough influence and desire to convince Congress to lower corporate income-tax rates to repatriate offshore money held by multinational corporations in foreign nations. Kiyosaki's advice have been criticized for emphasizing anecdotes and containing nothing in the way of concrete advice on how readers should proceed or work. Kiyosaki responds that his material is meant to be a motivational tool to get readers thinking about money rather than a guide to wealth. He also says the books are supposed to be "interesting" to people, which does not involve a lot of technical material.
    The movie acts as a supplementary piece of learning material to compliment the release of his 2015 book Second Chance.
    More Details Hide Details The movie shares his personal revelations about money, life, and predicting the future, the importance of financial education, and how to successfully profit from the future of the global economy. In addition, it also gives a revealing glimpse of how architect R. Buckminster Fuller created the transition of him from being poor to becoming financially successful. Kiyosaki has 3 younger siblings: Emi Kiyosaki (b.1948), Jon Kiyosaki (b.1949), and Beth Kiyosaki (b.1951). Emi Kiyosaki, is a former Tibetan Buddhist nun who was then known by the name Ven. Tenzin Kacho. He has co-authored one book with Emi called "Rich Brother, Rich Sister".
    In 2015, Kiyosaki completed a movie, The Man Who Could See the Future.
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    He gave a breakdown of those three wealth categories in his 2015 book Second Chance.
    More Details Hide Details Kiyosaki refers to the three types of as primary, secondary and tertiary. Kiyosaki states that primary and secondary wealth are the forms of wealth held by the rich while tertiary wealth are forms of wealth held by the poor and middle class and those who hold tertiary wealth will be wiped out during times of an economic crisis. Kiyosaki also advocates the value of games, particularly Monopoly, as tools for learning basic financial concepts and strategies such as "trade four green houses for one red hotel." Kiyosaki has created several games such as Cashflow 101 and Cashflow 202 to reinforce the financial concepts written in his books. Kiyosaki regularly expresses his views related to the global economy, investing, business, and personal finance. He has written numerous blog posts, financial columns, and through his Rich Dad Poor Dad series of books outlining his beliefs and views.
    In 2015, Kiyosaki introduced a concept associated with three types of wealth.
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    In late 2015, Kiyosaki amassed a portfolio of 400 privately controlled oil wells.
    More Details Hide Details In a 2010 Rich Dad Insiders video, Kiyosaki stated that he made a substantial investment in a startup solar energy company. He reiterated this solar investment venture on the Alex Jones Show in late 2010 expressing a positive outlook on the solar power industry saying that "solar energy is the future". Kiyosaki has been actively involved in financial markets but has asserted that he now rarely invests in the stock market, bond market, or other traditional investment markets that involves paper assets. Kiyosaki states that he utilized paper assets in the past primarily for their liquidity, usually for a short-term gain for his money to move in and eventually out of. He has preferred to keep much of his wealth concentrated in privately controlled companies, real estate, and commodities as he has expressed his desire for better control over these investments. In his book Rich Dad Poor Dad, Kiyosaki mentioned achieving consistent 16% ROI through tax lien certificates. Written in a chapter of Rich Dad's Prophecy, Kiyosaki states of having invested in various government tax free bonds such as municipal bonds and municipal mortgage real estate investment trusts offered by real estate development companies paying over 12% tax-free dividend interest.
    In December 2015, Kiyosaki refinanced a $300 million mortgage at 2.5 percent on one of his apartment complex investments.
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    In May 2015, he invested in a 1600 unit apartment complex for $80 million USD.
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    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.
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  • 2011
    Age 63
    In 2011, he invested in a 2000 unit apartment construction project and earned approximately $250,000 in monthly cash flow.
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  • 2010
    Age 62
    Orman responded to Kiyosaki's attacks via Twitter and the two engaged in a Twitter war in March 2010.
    More Details Hide Details In 2010, Kiyosaki completed a mini-documentary, Shooting the Sacred Cows of Money. The documentary touches on the five essential elements of financial education which centers on debunking the destructive myths about money. In 2013, Kiyosaki began hosting his own online radio show, where it focuses on his personal views on money, entrepreneurship, business, personal development and the global economy. With his personal frustration with financial advice being dispelled by financial pundits in mainstream financial and business media, Kiyosaki began envisioning his own radio show with his own team of professionals from the world of money, investing, business, and personal development. The show also hosts his wife, Kim Kiyosaki, special guests, as well as Rich Dad advisers where they provide various viewpoints on setting the foundation for financial prosperity.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details During the same year, Kiyosaki acquired a $46 million Arizona landmark resort with 5 five golf courses that was in foreclosure at a bankruptcy court.
  • 2008
    Age 60
    In 2008, Kiyosaki purchased a 300 unit, $17 million apartment complex in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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  • 1997
    Age 49
    In 1997, Kiyosaki launched The Rich Dad Company, a private business and financial education company which owns and operates the Rich Dad and Cashflow brands.
    More Details Hide Details Kiyosaki started the Rich Dad Company at his kitchen table with his wife Kim. He financed the venture when he raised $250,000 in seed capital from private investors. Kioysaki has since then established a multimillion-dollar financial education empire spanning books, CDs, board and video games, online videos, seminars and motivational speaking engagements. In 2014, the company leveraged the global success of the Rich Dad games with the launch of new and breakthrough offerings in mobile and online gaming as well as Rich Dad's Clutch, a digital learning platform. Kiyosaki bought a silver mine in Argentina and took a gold mining company in China public in 2002, and took public additional mines from IPOs listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange during the early 2000s. In 2009, Kiyosaki revealed in his book Conspiracy of the Rich that he is currently working on a copper mining company located in Vancouver, British Columbia that is set to be taken public once copper prices begin to appreciate.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The Rich Dad Company is now a multimillion-dollar financial and business education company operating in over 100 countries offering comprehensive real world business and financial education to millions of people all over the world. Aside from operating the Rich Dad Company, Kiyosaki continues to operate external business ventures and various investments carving his niche as a businessman and parlaying his ventures and investments into a massive business and financial empire since he came out of retirement in 1997. Many of these ventures are concentrated in the information technology (mobile apps and internet), publishing, retail, education, mining, energy, financial market, and real estate industries. Kiyosaki asserts that he makes 2 million USD in cash flow per month tax free from all his businesses and investments. Kiyosaki's estimated wealth is about $80 million USD.
  • 1994
    Age 46
    In 1994, Kiyosaki sold the education company and through various strategic real estate investments, allowed him to retire at the age of 47.
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  • 1985
    Age 37
    In 1985, Kiyosaki established an international business education company teaching entrepreneurship, investing, and social responsibility to thousands of people throughout the world.
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  • 1978
    Age 30
    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.
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  • 1977
    Age 29
    In 1977, Kiyosaki launched his business career where he entered the retailing industry and started a company called "Rippers".
    More Details Hide Details The company brought to market the first nylon and velcro surfer wallets. Kiyosaki and his products were featured in Runner's World, Gentleman's Quarterly, Success Magazine, Newsweek, and Playboy. The company was moderately successful, but eventually went bankrupt, as he wanted to save money on costs and did not intellectually protect the product. Kiyosaki then started a rock and roll retail business that licensed T-shirts, hats, wallets, and bags for heavy metal rock bands such as Mötley Crüe, Judas Priest, and Duran Duran. Many of the products were in national chains like JCPenney, Tower Records, and Spencer Gifts. The company went bankrupt in 1980.
  • 1974
    Age 26
    He was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in June 1974.
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  • 1973
    Age 25
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Despite Hawaii's emphasis on business and finance, Kiyosaki was unimpressed with the professors as they focused on the theoretical aspects of business; what interested Kiyosaki was the practical aspects of business - how to make money. Kiyosaki later dropped out of the MBA program and attended a 3-day real estate investing course. The course resonated with Kiyosaki's interest on the practical aspects of business in addition to the course's focus on generating income from different streams of revenue from a property investment. Kiyosaki began investing in real estate after attending the course by purchasing a condo that was in foreclosure on the island of Maui.
  • 1972
    Age 24
    He served in the Marine Corps as a helicopter gunship pilot during the Vietnam War in 1972, where he was awarded the Air Medal.
    More Details Hide Details At the age of 25, not knowing what to do as a future career path for the rest of his life, Kiyosaki's father insisted that he'd become a professional such as a doctor, lawyer, or engineer, get a master's degree and a PhD and work in the corporate world, academia or for the government. Kiyosaki's "Rich Dad" thought his "Poor Dad"s advice was "bad" and suggested to him to become financially successful by learning how to become an active entrepreneur and investor.
  • 1971
    Age 23
    Kiyosaki's mother, a nurse, died suddenly of heart failure in March 1971.
    More Details Hide Details His father, a schoolteacher and a long-time smoker, died of lung cancer in 1991. Robert is married to Kim Kiyosaki, who is now an entrepreneur, investor, author, and motivational speaker. Since 1994, the Kiyosakis have lived in the Scottsdale area in Phoenix, Arizona. The two have no children. Kiyosaki also owns and rents out a vacation home in Hawaii. He also owns a sailboat that is chartered throughout the Hawaiian Islands. He also owns several luxury cars that include a Bentley, Lamborghini, Porsche, Mercedes Benz and a Ferrari.
  • 1969
    Age 21
    He graduated with the class of 1969 as a deck officer, and a commission as a 2nd LT in the U.S. Marine Corps.
    More Details Hide Details After graduating from college in New York, Kiyosaki began his career by taking a job with Standard Oil's tanker office as a third mate sailor. His career with Standard Oil was short-lived and Kiyosaki resigned with the organization after 6 months to join the Marine Corps to hone his business and leadership skills.
  • 1965
    Age 17
    He attended Hilo High School and graduated in 1965.
    More Details Hide Details Upon graduating from high school, Kiyosaki wanted to skip college and was eager to enter the business world but eventually agreed that a formal college education would be of benefit to him. He initially chose to forego college but was overruled by his family as well as persuasion from a persistent high school counselor pointing out Kiyosaki pointing alternative educational and career options for him. His father encouraged Kiyosaki to improve his grades to go to a good college and get a good job as it felt it would lead the young Robert to financial success. Kiyosaki received congressional nominations from Senator Daniel K. Inouye for the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Kiyosaki chose to attend the United States Merchant Marine Academy in New York for its emphasis on discipline and leadership, later citing both skills as being important to becoming an entrepreneur.
  • 1947
    Born on April 8, 1947.
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