Please Note: A lot of time, effort and resources from the entire team have gone into the researching and writing of this biographical essay. Our best efforts have been made to produce the most in-depth and accurate portrayal of Robert Kiyosaki available. If you are aware of any discrepancies, additions or anecdotes worth amending to this essay, please help by leaving a comment below.
Want some adventure, intrigue, mystery and buckets of cash?
First, you start with a man that no-one quite knows—an elusive financial patriarch whose mired and fabled realities are uncertain even to this day…
Combine that with varying tales of self-invention and entrepreneurial acrobatics regarding the rise and fall, and rise of his fortunes…
Throw in a few helicopter gunfights (just for good measure)—
Robert Kiyosaki (Born: April 8, 1947)
And frame it all against the backdrop of a single man’s quest to enlighten millions… to spread financial literacy to the unwashed masses and change the world forever, and you have the backdrop, not for Catching The Wolf of Wallstreet, but the surprisingly true story of Robert Kiyosaki—author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad and one of the most successful financial gurus of all time.
It’s not surprising, then, that he’s also one of the most polarizing figures in the financial media.
But love him or hate him, Kiyosaki has made millions on everything from mining and precious metals, to real estate and newsletter products. He is in many ways already an undisputed success. And he’s created everything from videos and seminars, to board-games like Cashflow 101, to share his secrets and disseminate his iconic financial teachings.
So today, we’re going to take a deeper look at Kiyosaki’s life story, focusing on some of the more critical turning points where his own personal decisions and philosophy made history for himself and millions of others.
We won’t make this an assessment of his books or the concepts that Kiyosaki teaches. Personally, I love his books and board-games, and think he’s done a phenomenal job of bringing financial literacy and basic awareness to people all over the world. Before him, few people took the time to even think about their personal finance, let alone ever conceive of the notion that making, investing and controlling money was well within the grasp of the every-day person.
Having said this though, we’ll leave the in-depth assessment of Kiyosaki’s teachings to the scholars and financial wizards, and instead focus on Kiyosaki the man, his (often contradicting) life story, along with his personal entrepreneurial journey–something that took a lot of time and research to pull together.
That means whether you’re a die-hard Rich Dad fan or an avid hater of Kiyosaki, you’re bound to discover one or two new things about this extraordinary author, entrepreneur, investor and educator.
Pete + the team of writers and researchers