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Updated on March 14, 2011

Robert Kiyosaki Wants You to Be Wealthy

Robert Kiyosaki, one of the most famous of the American Wealth Gurus has been growing ever-more popular, famous, and trusted. Yet what is it that makes for Kiyosaki's message above and beyond the hundreds and hundreds of others who also proclaim that they too have the insight into helping others become rich?  This article will attempt to answer this question, along with tendering insight into bettering one's own wealth.


Kiyosaki rose to fame after first publishing his best-selling book, Rich Dad, Poor Dad. This book provided a heady amount of insight into Kiyosaki's own life and background in the author-lecturer's own attempt at becoming rich. The premise of the book is dialectic, in that it compares and particularly contrasts the author's "two dads." His first dad is his own biological father -a man who was highly educated and worked for the government, yet had nothing to show for all of his erudition and hard work. This was his financially Poor Dad. His second "dad" was the father of a childhood friend. This father-mentor, though lesser educated than his own biological father, provided Robert Kiyosaki with a plethora of monetary knowledge, particularly via hands-on experience in the business world, as well as a goodly amount of advice along the way. It was not empty advice, as this was his Rich Dad, who truly knew his way around business and money matters.


(It should be noted at this point that some critics have questioned the existence of Rich Dad. Whether he is real, fictitious, or even an amalgamation of real people shouldn't matter. It is the message that truly counts.)


Robert Kiyosaki's main message is that to become truly rich, people must learn to think like the rich, that their actions will then be drawn toward the habits and actions necessary to achieving fortune. These same habits and activities, particularly in making investments, are the ways to make money, rather than simply spend it fruitlessly. Kiyosaki insists that his readers shouldn't buy a lot of useless things -e.g. "toys," as they merely waste money -the capital that one could potentially put towards a business or investment that in turn would bring about money and ultimately, riches. Such toys (wasteful expenditures) are liabilities toward a future as a rich person. By putting money into investment -that is, by exercising delayed gratification, the payoff ultimately will be larger.


To find such investment opportunities, one simply needs to consider them and their value.  With constant research, investment opportunities will quickly be identifiable everywhere. By thinking like the rich, Kiyosaki insists, his followers may eventually join the ranks of the wealthy.


To sum up Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad, Poor Dad attitude, he espouses education, not a specific means of getting rich. He believes that people seeking fortune should study the habits of numerous rich people who have made it from across all walks of life, and in numerous industries. This is potent, as concentrating on a single means of gaining riches, such as via the stock market (which Kiyosaki is not especially keen on) or in real estate (Kiyosaki's personal forte, along with selling himself and his message) may very well bring about the financial success that so many seek.


So why is Robert Kiyosaki right? Because his message is one of frugality, constant learning, savings and investment, and really, most of the same same approaches that the likes of Warren Buffett, Donald Trump, John D. Rockerfeller, and Andrew Carnegie have used (along with a bit of wile and much hard work) to build some of the most vast fortunes in their day.


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