Start reading Rich Dad Poor Dad on the free Kindle Reading App or on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Enter a promotion code
or gift card
 
 
 

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

Rich Dad Poor Dad [Kindle Edition]

Robert T. Kiyosaki
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,766 customer reviews)

Digital List Price: $9.99 What's this?
Print List Price: $7.99
Kindle Price: $7.19
You Save: $0.80 (10%)

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Audible Narration

Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible narration with Whispersync for Voice. Add narration for a reduced price of $1.99 when you buy the Kindle book.

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Book Description

Anyone stuck in the rat-race of living paycheck to paycheck, enslaved by the house mortgage and bills, will appreciate this breath of fresh air. Learn about the methods that have created more than a few millionaires. This is the first abridged miniature edition of Rich Dad Poor Dad. The full-length edition has sold millions as a New York Times bestseller. As proven by the runaway success of The Secret and like titles, changing one’s thinking to influence one’s fortune sells big, and forms the basis of rich dad’s advice. Learn to think like a rich dad and let your money work for you!


Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

Personal-finance author and lecturer Robert Kiyosaki developed his unique economic perspective through exposure to a pair of disparate influences: his own highly educated but fiscally unstable father, and the multimillionaire eighth-grade dropout father of his closest friend. The lifelong monetary problems experienced by his "poor dad" (whose weekly paychecks, while respectable, were never quite sufficient to meet family needs) pounded home the counterpoint communicated by his "rich dad" (that "the poor and the middle class work for money," but "the rich have money work for them"). Taking that message to heart, Kiyosaki was able to retire at 47. Rich Dad, Poor Dad, written with consultant and CPA Sharon L. Lechter, lays out his the philosophy behind his relationship with money. Although Kiyosaki can take a frustratingly long time to make his points, his book nonetheless compellingly advocates for the type of "financial literacy" that's never taught in schools. Based on the principle that income-generating assets always provide healthier bottom-line results than even the best of traditional jobs, it explains how those assets might be acquired so that the jobs can eventually be shed. --Howard Rothman

From Library Journal

Reissuing a self-published best seller.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1418 KB
  • Print Length: 207 pages
  • Publisher: Plata Publishing; 1 edition (April 25, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004XZR63M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,000 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
674 of 697 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent points from a self-promoter October 15, 2004
Format:Paperback
When he isn't engaged in his nearly incessant showboating, Kiyosaki actually gets down to some practical, all be it general, guidance on how to think about money:

* Probably the greatest insight is how to think about assets and liabilities. A million accountants scream in anguish, but a primary residence, with a large mortgage, high taxes and high fixed costs to top it off, is not an "asset" for Kiyosaki because it doesn't produce a positive cash flow. Instead, he lists several items, such as rental property, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, business partnerships with limited involvement, promissory notes and royalties (p. 89), that generate money and should be invested in.

* Don't get into large debt positions for non-necessities. Buy your luxury items for cash (p. 176). This is part of any sound financial planning and is taken to its logical endpoint by the authors of "The Millionaire Next Door."

* Watch out for the tax effect of your sales of real estate. In this sense, the book is out of date, since the tax laws were changed in the late 90s to permit up to $250,000 in capital gains ($500,000 for married couples) from the sale of a primary residence be exempt from federal tax, under certain circumstances. No longer must you rely on the 1031 "trading up" provision he describes, at least not exclusively.

* Fear can be utilized as a great motivator to act, as opposed to fear causing you to be a deer in the headlights of life.

However, before we all run off to leverage real estate to become gentlepeople of leisure, let's try to remember a few things.

* This book is written for one reason: to be earn the author money.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
3,779 of 4,157 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the money or time October 15, 2000
Format:Paperback
I know this book was a best-seller and has a 4.5 star average on Amazon. This does not make it good, and I will explain why.
First, most people focus on his inspiration and pointing out that you need to save money instead of spending it. To put it bluntly, "Duh." To be more constructive, there are much better books on this subject - for instance, "Your Money or Your Life." It's easy to spout platitudes about why you should save, but Kiyosaki doesn't tell you how.
Second, his real estate advice. Kiyosaki emphasizes making money in real estate, since it seems clear that is how he made his fortune. But he does a terrible job explaining that as well. People have lost fortunes in real estate; Donald Trump went from being a billionaire to losing most of his empire. It isn't easy. Kiyosaki himself says that winners learn from their failures; where are his failures?
Perhaps he should refer people to other books about real estate, but one of the books he recommends was written by a man who had a half-million dollars in tax liens filed against him and declared bankruptcy - all before "Rich Dad" was written. That isn't exactly the kind of advice I was looking for!
Third, experts in the fields he talks about generally agree that his advice is bad. A review by an experienced real estate professional is here: [...] His advice on making money via IPOs is completely wrong; you can't invest that little money so close to the IPO filing for such a large discount. It just isn't done that way.
Fourth, his emphasis on making money. I like money, don't get me wrong. Like most people reading this review, I'd like to be a millionaire. But, I think, there is an underlying current of meanness in Kiyosaki's book.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
115 of 122 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rich Dad Poor Dad is unbelievable! March 11, 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I cannot believe the powerful benefits of following the Rich Dad Philosophy. Before reading RDPD, I too was a member of the rat race and feeling like a rat. I really believed that my house was an asset and felt lucky to be working and was grateful for my college education.
When my company became a victim of a hostile takeover and m assive downsizing insued, I became aware of what Rich Dad taught Robert Kiyosaki so many years ago. Although I had heard about this book before, I dismissed it as "get rich quick" quackery appropiate for the naive. I had been to college. To smart for this junk, or so I thought.
Then I was downsized and hit the streets with my resume. While waiting for employers to call me, I took the time to read Rich Dad Poor Dad. I hated it at first and even though it was so small, it took me an inordinate amount of time to read the book.
After being turned down time after time after time for jobs, I decided to pour into RDPD after seeing Mr. Kiyosaki on tv. To wit, I also went out and bought Cashflow Quadrant and Rich Dad Success Stories.
Out of curiosity, I called a few real estate ads for homes for sale in my area and found plenty of "don't wanters." I also found several business opportunities including network marketing.
I jumped on an opportunity to take over a business on lease purchase deal with nothing down. I also became a landlord buying a home with nothing down. I am still considering that network marketing opportunity.
Best of all, one of the companies that I applied for a job with called me offering me a position with their company and I happily told them that I didn't need their job and I had found the perfect boss. When they asked me who I was working for I said "Myself!
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars There is a better way.
Great Book. Did a lot to open my eyes. Did not give me much how, but did show me the vision and the desire to find something more then just working for someone and making them... Read more
Published 3 days ago by HQ Products
4.0 out of 5 stars Just guidelines
I liked how simplified it was but that is also something going against it. While there were a few good pieces of advice a lot of what he said was common sense and he gave no real... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Pat Millsap
4.0 out of 5 stars good start to rethink your mindsets about money
I wish read this book when still in high school so that I could have challenged my mindsets about money. Basic book, but nice and practical philosophy and really flowing reading.
Published 3 days ago by Jan Diniz
5.0 out of 5 stars read this to learn about cash flow
this book got me started years ago in my real estate side business, and now our cash flow is great!
Published 3 days ago by Jay Christy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book
Published 4 days ago by colrite associates llc
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful, Superb, Excellent Book on Personal Finance
Most of us are living under this financial paradigm: go to school, earn high grades, look for a stable job, earn, save, and then retire. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Greg Anthony Hawod
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books I have ever read
Wow. One of the best books I have ever read. I think everyone should read this book. It is an easy and enjoyable read, and it makes you think of how you can best use and invest... Read more
Published 5 days ago by Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Great every time.
This is the third time I read this book. I use it as a basic guide on how to direct life towards financial freedom. Read more
Published 5 days ago by José Manuel Gonzalez Barragan
5.0 out of 5 stars Lit a fire
One of the more assertive books on the market.
I'm very thankful to have read this book before turning 40
Published 6 days ago by Jowan Burton
3.0 out of 5 stars mixed bag
Interesting ideas and a few hard (but overlooked) truths. Some parts of the book and a few examples come across as preachy and belaboured.

A good read nevertheless.
Published 7 days ago by Aananth
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

More About the Author

Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad Poor Dad - the international runaway bestseller that has held a top spot on the New York Times bestsellers list for over six years - is an investor, entrepreneur and educator whose perspectives on money and investing fly in the face of conventional wisdom. He has, virtually single-handedly, challenged and changed the way tens of millions, around the world, think about money.In communicating his point of view on why 'old' advice - get a good job, save money, get out of debt, invest for the long term, and diversify - is 'bad' (both obsolete and flawed) advice, Robert has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence and courage.Rich Dad Poor Dad ranks as the longest-running bestseller on all four of the lists that report to Publisher's Weekly - The New York Times, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today - and was named "USA Today's #1 Money Book" two years in a row. It is the third longest-running 'how-to' best seller of all time.Translated into 51 languages and available in 109 countries, the Rich Dad series has sold over 27 million copies worldwide and has dominated best sellers lists across Asia, Australia, South America, Mexico and Europe. In 2005, Robert was inducted into Amazon.com Hall of Fame as one of that bookseller's Top 25 Authors. There are currently 26 books in the Rich Dad series.In 2006 Robert teamed up with Donald Trump to co-author Why We Want You To Be Rich - Two Men - One Message. It debuted at #1 on The New York Times bestsellers list.Robert writes a bi-weekly column - 'Why the Rich Are Getting Richer' - for Yahoo! Finance and a monthly column titled 'Rich Returns' for Entrepreneur magazine.Prior to writing Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert created the educational board game CASHFLOW 101 to teach individuals the financial and investment strategies that his rich dad spent years teaching him. It was those same strategies that allowed Robert to retire at age 47.Today there are more that 2,100 CASHFLOW Clubs - game groups independent of the Rich Dad Company - in cities throughout the world.Born and raised in Hawaii, Robert Kiyosaki is a fourth-generation Japanese-American. After graduating from college in New York, Robert joined the Marine Corps and served in Vietnam as an officer and helicopter gunship pilot. Following the war, Robert went to work in sales for Xerox Corporation and, in 1977, started a company that brought the first nylon and Velcro 'surfer wallets' to market. He founded an international education company in 1985 that taught business and investing to tens of thousands of students throughout the world.  In 1994 Robert sold his business and, through his investments, was able to retire at the age of 47. During his short-lived retirement he wrote Rich Dad Poor Dad.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


Look for Similar Items by Category