Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

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Written by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter in 1997, Rich Dad Poor Dad is based mostly on Kiyosaki’s young days spent in Hawaii. Enriched by Kiyosaki’s personal experience and the teachings he received from his rich dad and poor dad, the book highlights different attitudes towards money, work and life.

Framed around six main teachings and lessons, the book is mostly a self-reflection. Apart from the financial benefits, the book also describes and highlights the teachings he got from his poor dad, i.e., empathy and responsibility towards society.

Described as a personal finance book, it has not only challenged, but has also changed the way people think about money. The book talks about Kiyosaki’s background, his business ventures and investments and variation between possessions and liabilities and what importance they both have in terms of starting and owning a business. It also sheds light on the teachings given by rich to their kids, which is usually missed by poor as well as the middle class parents and why it is important to have financial literacy over and above all.

It also provides impetus on doing work for learning and not for earning and teaches the importance of investing and building business. This path-breaking book also showcase how one must be prepared to take action and risk and communicates the idea of how one’s primary residence is a liability and not an asset. It communicates the importance of intelligence and literacy in terms of finance and how financial and entrepreneurial skills play a vital role in the success. How to use power and prosper with the help of investment skills and why it is important to possess investment skills are also written in clear and crisp words in this book.

The book also talks of the importance of investment and free enterprise and urges the prospective investors and businessmen to learn from others, especially from rich people and generate new ideas to excel and succeed in life.

Originally published in 1997, it was also selected commercially. Termed as New York-Times bestseller, the book has been a boon for management and financial aspirants. About the Authors

A successful American businessman, motivational speaker, radio personality and self-help author, Robert T. Kiyosaki wears many hats. A well-known writer who can inspire readers with his words, his book Rich Dad Poor Dad advocates the importance of financial independence and is arguably based on his own life.

Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group; First Edition edition (16 August 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1612680011
  • ISBN-13: 978-1612680019
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 0.6 x 17.8 cm

Customer Reviews

I recommend this book be read as curriculum in school

 on 31 August 2017
By Suma
I made almost every financial mistakes mentioned in this. I wish I read this book much earlier. Managing personal finance is very important, we simply tend to copy what our parents did and end up running into same financial problem our parents encountered.


 on 24 June 2018
By Dinesh
Item as mentioned in the description. An original mass market copy and not the Xerox as most of sellers do.. the latest 20th anniversary edition, Full marks to the seller.

Great Financial Knowledge and strategies!!!

 on 23 December 2017
By Sanjay Yadav
Best book ever written by great author Robert T. Kiyosaki on investment and financial knowledge that everyone should have on this planet Earth…if you found this review helpful plz click on helpful button below..

One of the best books i read

 on 8 January 2018
By Vivek
Motivational book

Changed my opinion and look on money.

 on 18 February 2018
By Vivek V.
This book is well written with real life examples as how one can invest and become rich. This book focuses on improving ones financial IQ. If you’re thinking about getting rich, this book would be a good start. And that’s all it is, a good start. There is a lot more knowledge one has to acquire to become a millionaire.

Great Insights for lifetime

 on 1 June 2018
By Aishwarya Nair
This entirely changed my perspective about money and it resonated my ambitions to be financially independent. There were very important take aways from this book regarding your outlook and some interesting examples. It won’t tell educate you much on finances but yes it will give you a perspective why its important to understand money

A must-read for everyone regardless of age

 on 10 August 2016
By Venkata Kalyan
Excellent book. It’s a must-read for everyone regardless of age.

The book that changed my life .

 on 21 May 2017
By Ashwin
This book changed my life . This book made me realize how I was wasting my time on liabilities . Great book for all kinds of readers . Must read .

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