Robert Kiyosaki is a dynamic, multiskilled personality who has been successfully delivering his best in anything that he has undertaken or is a part of. He is a financer, a fortunate entrepreneur, optimistic and admiring author, fiscal analyst and a motivational talker.
He got tremendous response from all over the world for his great creation ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’. He wrote several series of this book after there was a rising request from the readers.
People from all over the world seeking financial advice always look up to Robert and blindly rely on his advice. Let us unfold all the secluded information about the founder of Rich Dad Company and Rich Global LLC:
Robert Kiyosaki came into this world on 8th April in the year of 1947. Hilo in Hawaii is his birthplace. He was born to Majorie and Ralph Kiyosaki. Roberts’s father was working as a professor and educator while his mother was a certified medical attendant. He belongs to Japanese American ancestry, which is in another way known as ‘Yonsei’.
Robert was the eldest to his two sisters and one brother. Robert’s father, being a teacher himself knew the importance of education and therefore, he always made sure that Robert avails the best education. Robert took all the exploratory education from Hilo High School and graduated from it in the year of 1965. After graduating, he joined the US Naval Academy.
Post graduating, he worked as a third mate for Standard Oil’s tanker office for about six months after which in 1972, Robert started delivering his service as a helicopter gunship pilot for about a year in Vietnam.
Robert has received an Air Medal for his best contribution to the Vietnam War. Later on, he thought to explore his skills in the business world and hence, he opted to do MBA from Hilo in Hawaii. On getting the degree of MBA, he was employed as a sales associate for Xerox where he worked till 1978.
Robert got married to Kim Meyer in 1986 and they are settled in Pheonix since 1994. Robert Kiyosaki’s wife Kim is also a businesswoman, writer, motivational talker, and a financier, just like Robert. During the US presidential elections held in the year 2016, Robert actively supported Donald Trump. As of today’s date, Robert Kiyosaki is 73 years old. He is 1.7 m long and weighs 84 kg.
After getting a good amount of experience, he introduced the market with the very first Velcro and Nylon wallets. Eventually, it went bankrupt after tasting average success. After this, he started a retail enterprise for selling t-shirts. In addition to this, Robert also got accredited for making garments, wallets, bags, and hats for various renowned brands. Unfortunately, Robert did not taste much success here also and once again, the company got financially ruined.
Exploring Education Sector – Robert’s Career
It was by the year 1980 that Robert jumped into the education field. Excellerated Learning Institute was his first attempt which started in the year 1985 and ran successfully till 1994, after which he sold the company.
Robert took a break from work for about three years post which in 1997, he made an active entry and commenced an institute of education named Cashflow Technologies Inc for imparting knowledge regarding commerce and trade. This company is joint ownership of Robert, his wife Kim Kiyosaki and co-writer Sharon Lechter and was established to operate the Rich Dad brand.
Robert was just growing with all this and has enhanced his business skills very deeply. He then thought to share all the tactics that he learned with all those newbie’s getting into the business world. The first book that was published by Robert was ‘If you want to be Rich and Happy, Don’t go to School’. This book was designed to encourage more and more individuals to get into real estate.
Robert was keener on writing a book that people find practical and can relate easily. Hence, he and his work partner Sharon Lechter co-wrote ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’. No publisher was ready for the printing of their book. Therefore, they concluded to print the book on their own.
When they published the book ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ themselves, the book went viral and a total of 32 million copies were sold in no time. It was when the book got momentum; many of the leading publishers took over the book.
For more than six years, this book stood firm and unmoved in the list of New York Times Best Sellers. Thereafter, he launched another mega-hit ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’. Robert’s career was lifted by now ardently, gaining him boundless popularity as well as monetary accomplishments. In total, Robert Kiyosaki has published more than two dozen books.
Robert did not sit back peacefully with the gained success. He thought to deliver some financial advice in a motivational way through seminars. Some experts hold seminars that are similar to a franchise technique. The entry fee to such seminars varies where some charge thousands of dollars while some are free.
Also, many of you might not be aware that Robert created a Rich Dad Network which has a podcast named Robert Kiyosaki. There’s a show named Rich Dad Radio Show. Robert talks about stocks, entrepreneurship, personal finances, estates, etc with various financial specialists.
How Much is His Worth
To date, Robert Kiyosaki’s net worth is believed to be around $ 80,000,000($80 million). Robert Kiyosaki owns several huge apartment complexes, golf courses, and hotels. Moreover, he is the chief and financier of many oil wells along with oil drilling processes. Apart from all this, he also owns a startup solar firm. Robert himself disclosed all the hidden information of his assets when he participated in The Alex Jones Show.
As said, Robert was constantly propelled with the success of his many books, to name a few are ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’, ‘Guide to Investing’, ‘Cashflow Quadrant’, etc. All the books written by him have done a business of more than 26 million dollars.
Favorite Quotes by Robert Kiyosaki
Though there are innumerable inspirational quotes by Robert, we are sharing some of the best ones that you must know.
“The most successful people are mavericks who aren’t afraid to ask why; especially when everyone thinks it’s obvious.”
“The philosophy of the rich and the poor is this: the rich invest their money and spend what is left. The poor spend their money and invest what is left.”
“Most people want everyone else in the world to change themselves. Let me tell you, it’s easier to change yourself than everyone else.”
Robert faced some severe criticism all through his life for several reasons, the biggest being this book. Many claimed that all the success stories share by Robert in the book have not been documented anywhere. Also, many feel that his seminars lacked real and concrete data.
In the year of 2012, Robert’s company went bankrupt when Robert was sued by many people who attended his seminars as they thought they were cheated. Also, his company faced legal actions for royal issues.
You may find many different people with different views for Robert Kiyosaki. There may be some good reviews about him, some might consider him as their role model and there might be some criticizing him. But Robert Kiyosaki has been a multitasking guy who tried to explore everything his mind permitted to.