Robert Kiyosaki’s real success came with theÂ book titled “Rich Dad, Poor Dad“, based on the rich dad and poor dad characters.
HeÂ writes the books in an entertaining method where financial novices can remain entertained and at the same time learn his personal finance theories. The rich dad, poor dad characters are fictional people, loosely based on people in Kiyosaki’s life.
Basically, poor dad is the man that goes to work hard for his money in a government job, just getting by each week, paying the bills and feeding the family. Eventually going on to retire poor and unhappy. Rich dad is more of a risk taker and uses his money to invest in real estate and businesses, eventually leading to an abundance of financial wealth where he retires early with a large fortune.
“Rich Dad, Poor Dad” ranks as the longest-running bestseller on all four of the lists that report to Publishers Weekly The New York Times, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today and has held a top spot on the famed New York Times list for over five years.
Translated into 45 languages and available in 90 countries. the Rich Dad series has sold over 25 million copies worldwide and has dominated best sellers lists across Asia, Australia, South America, Mexico and Europe. In 2005, Robert Kiyosaki was inducted into the Amazon.com Hall of Fame as one of that booksellers Top 25 Authors.