Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Rich Dad Poor Dad is Robert's story of growing up with two dads — his real father and the father of his best friend, his "rich dad" — and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you.

Details Rich Dad, Poor Dad

TitleRich Dad, Poor Dad
Release DateDec 1st, 2007
PublisherTime Warner Books UK
GenreBusiness, Nonfiction, Economics, Finance, Self Help, Personal Finance, Currency, Money, Personal Development, Entrepreneurship, Audiobook

Reviews Rich Dad, Poor Dad

  • Troy
    I bought this book on the recommendation of a client, and from page one I was feeling uncomfortable with it. I pushed aside the part of my mind that was shouting "This guy is trashing highly educated people and the working poor!" and I was able to actually become enthusiastic about the message of the book. Here is the message of the book, and as far as I can tell, the only thing of value in its pages: * When you own something, it is either puttin...
  • Dan
    This book may do a good job of getting you excited about your financial future but the false information it teaches negates any benefits.I believe this book does a disservice to the public. I suspect it was written to appeal to those who are failing in the world's conventional definition of success. Didn't go to college? Can't hold down a stable job? Good for you! You haven't fallen for that waste of time and stupid rat race like all those other ...
  • L
    This book is not just about money. It's about how we are taught to think; how we are programmed by schools, family, and friends to look at the rich as greedy no good bloodsuckers and opportunities as risks. It is an attempt to reprogram minds to look at why we do what we do.. why do we buy all these shoes, clothes, cars, jewelry.. have we earned it or are we just trying to maintain an image? To me the most important thing it teaches is that being...
  • Allie
    This book has a picture of the author on the cover. I should’ve considered myself warned. But here’s the thing - I’m 28 years old, married with no kids, spent the better part of the last 10 years at uni and I work full time. I have spent my entire life studiously avoiding economics, finance, accounting and all associated disciplines, instead always choosing the history/politics/social sciences path, and then studying law. As a result, I hav...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Rich Dad , Poor Dad (Rich Dad #1), Robert T. Kiyosaki, Sharon L. LechterRich Dad Poor Dad is a 1997 book written by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter. It advocates the importance of financial literacy (financial education), financial independence and building wealth through investing in assets, real estate investing, starting and owning businesses, as well as increasing one's financial intelligence (financial IQ) to improve one's business and fi...
  • J.G. Keely
    I read this book while in an Entrepreneur phase. On one hand, it is rather inspiring, in a John Madden sort of way. You see, John Madden (American football broadcaster) always makes everything sound easy, which may be how he coached the Raiders to the superbowl. He'll say something like "now what they need to do here is score a touchdown. I think that if they can do that, they will turn this game around". I still recall a memorable game where a q...
  • Jerecho
    Read this one in 2004, but maybe I read an earlier edition...I think I rated this one 5stars. I have to review my journals, it's been too long, I can't remember what I've written. I'll be back with this one... 😅😅😅
  • Cristina Monica
    This book has taught me the difference between an asset and a liability, something I am still pondering right now and probably will for the rest of my life.
  • Danine
    I've been wanting to read this for a couple of years. After some recent events in my life I wanted to understand the financial thinking of people who were raised wealthy and those who were not. The first chapter was great. The storytelling was simple and informative. It made so much sense to me and I related to it. Then I started Lesson Two: Why Teach Financial Literacy. It was this chapter that I realized that homeboy Kiyosaki is quite pompous. ...
  • Will Thomas
    This book goes on my shelf of four books I read over and over, books I read devotionally. It totally revolutionized my outlook not only on making money, but also on education. I wish everyone would read this. I wish the close-minded, those who graduated from whatever school they attended and haven't allowed themselves a new thought since, could break through the stone walls they have erected around their souls and let this in. This message can sa...
  • Abby
    This is a GREAT book! I can definitely say it changed my life and they way I look at money and finances. For example, my husband and I bought investment properties after I had him read it as well. It is very easy and interesting to read. READ IT! READ IT! READ IT!Here is one of my favorite lines from it, approximately quoted: "I have never met a rich man who hasn't lost a lot of money, but I have met a lot of poor men who have never lost a dime."...
  • Nola Redd
    While driving for the Thanksgiving vacation, my husband and I listened to Robert Kiyosaki’s book, Rich Dad, Poor Dad, on CD. This book helped us to expand and to think outside the box when it came to money. It gave us many things to think about and other ways to view our finances. I enjoyed it so much that I not only listened to it twice on CD, but also read the book itself. In his book, Kiyosaki reveals that he had two fatherly perspectives wh...
  • Samantha Cira
    Sorry, but this book is a bunch of mumbo-jumbo BS.The concepts in this book, to me, are common sense and there are no concrete applications to his ideas. Yes, the poor get poorer while the rich get richer, there's a ground-breaking idea! Yes, most people don't know how to manage their money, we know, so how about telling us how?The majority of the book is Kiyosaki wanking it, telling us stories about his life (which I don't even think are true).I...
  • Ujjawal Sureka
    Genre: Finance, Self improvementPublication Date: 1997Undoubtedly one of the best books for our initial guidance towards financial education. Robert has a knack for putting complex financial and economic cases into simpler perspectives, the cases provided by the examples of the rich dad were also helpful in understanding these concepts. Robert had two fathers teach him how to go about life to earn a living as well as be successful. His educated d...
  • Shalini
    The signal to noise ratio is not very good in this book. But there are already many useful critical reviews on GR, so, I'll just talk about the important takeaways. It's a generic self-help book which talks of "what" one should do (/not do) and not "how". If one is looking for practical advices related to investing, this is not an apt book to pick up.Important takeaways :1) Be financially literate. This makes the majority of the content of the bo...
  • Audrey
    The life changing book that has been a personal finance best seller for over a decade written by author Robert T. Kiyosaki. This little book has changed the lives of many people and their perspective on money, who are in misery, not knowing how to make ends meet due to lack of financial education. The contents of this book, tells the story of a young man, who is the author himself, being brought up by his natural father the conventional way of ge...
  • Apoorva
    If you search for the best non-fiction (business) books list, the one that is popular even today is “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” and after reading it, I understand why. It’s one of the best books on finance and it changed my perspective of looking at money.Told in an interesting and engaging manner, Robert Kiyosaki advocates the importance of financial literacy. By using anecdotes from his life and the lessons he learned from his two father figures...
  • Archit Ojha
    A wonderful book for anyone who wants to be an entrepreneur. Enlightening about assets and liabilities, the book provides real life examples and scenarios. A must read for the beginners.
  • Angela Randall
    I thought this book was great! Along with being a very pleasant read it had many valuable financial lessons to teach us. I’ll quickly go through some of the very important points.We really don’t get taught anything about financial management in school. I’m shocked at how many of my friends know nothing about how their credit card works, let alone how to use simple accounting to correctly assess their financial position. We need to have fina...
  • Leslie
    There were things that I liked and things that I disliked about this book.Dislikes:*Author makes exaggerations, blanket statements, and assumptions and then presents them as facts. (i.e. He states that Americans pay 50% in income taxes. Not many Americans are in this tax bracket, certainly not the person that would be reading this book!) *Author doesn't understand economics, politics and law well. For instance he states that "Our staggering natio...
  • Garrett Peters
    Wow, what ideologically driven, poorly written, paternalistic rubbish! Reading this book reminds me of every conversation I’ve ever had with a middle-aged, white guy, whose sense of entitlement and self-importance has reached such a critical level that as they lecture you on the reality of life, as they see it, while doing so by telling ridiculous, unrealistic parables that border on the nonsensical In Kiyosaki’s mind, the poor are that way b...
  • The other John
    "And I will say to my soul, 'Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry.'" But God said to him, "You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?"That parable popped into my mind when I read this book. This book is about "what the rich teach their kids about money that the poor and middle class do not." It's not so much a manual on how to ge...
  • Jocylynn
    My father handed me this book two nights ago, and said something to the effect of "interesting read--not very informative, but not bad".After reading 36 out of 195 pages, I've already gotten a grasp of the overall message (make your money work for you). I've also become bored with it. As a future purveyor of doctorate-level counseling/psychological services (fingers crossed, here), reading the dribble that pop-psychologists, self-made millionaire...
  • Girish
    Way back, when I was in college, one of my teachers recommended this book to me as a must read before I started earning. Characteristic of a college student, I ignored it completely. Wish I had read this way back! Needless to say, when I finished it, I recommended it to everyone I cared about. This book is like a must read for Financial literacy (not education) - what is not taught in school nor the social set-up. Using anecdotes and simplified e...
  • Scott
    Sixteen years ago I met some people who read this book and put its lessons into practice, getting out of the rat-race and into business for themselves, looking to move into the world of big deals and Kiyosaki-style financial freedom. They even had his boardgame; Cashflow - Get Out of the Rat Race!.Now, over a decade and half later their lives have been transformed - their business has failed and they live in a van.That's not to say that there is ...
  • Amanda
    Interpretation: 2-stars is more like "meh". This book has been repeatedly referenced by authors I respect, and the curiosity got the better of me. Clearly. Because I read the whole book, thinking there must be something salvageable somewhere. However, I finished it disappointed. The author's greatest weakness is not that he doesn't understand money. He does well. Rather, he gets on the cusp of cracking a code for his readers...and then breaks int...
  • Spencer
    This book shares the same fundamental problem that plagues most business how-to's (like The E-Myth): terrible, corny writing. You would think smart, successful people like Kiyosaki and E-Myth's Michael Gerber would be able to retain a decent ghost writer, but you'd be wrong. As for the content, there are a few nuggets of wisdom here but the major revalations and practical guidance that the word of mouth for Rich Dad promised just never materializ...
  • T.J.
    Inane, self-righteous congratulatory drivel best left to the rubbish heaps.
  • Dr Osama
    The book seems interesting from the beginning e.g. how the two fathers view money and financial aspects from different perspectives, how parents usually teach their kids values related to money while school is not giving this issue much. There are good points in the book e.g. financial education, taking calculated risks, investing in creative ideas etc. However, the author seems to see money and being rich as an ultimate goal in life for people. ...