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Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Kiyosaki, author of "Rich Dad Poor Dad," is an investor, entrepreneur, and educator whose perspectives on money and investing fly in the face of conventional wisdom.

In arguing that "old" advice - get a good job, work hard, save money, get out of debt, and invest for the long term - is obsolete and flawed, he has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence, and courage.

"Rich Dad Poor Dad" is the longest-running bestseller on all four of the lists that report to Publisher's Weekly magazine: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and BusinessWeek. It has held a top spot on The New York Times list bestseller list for nearly five years and was USA Today's #1 money book for 2004.

Translated into 44 languages and available in 80 countries, the "Rich Dad" series has sold over 20 million copies worldwide and has dominated bestseller lists across Asia, Australia, South America, Mexico, and Europe. In 2005, Robert was inducted into the Amazon.com Hall of Fame as one of the bookseller's Top 25 Authors. There are currently 12 books in the "Rich Dad" series.

Hundreds of "CASHFLOW Clubs" - game groups independent of the Rich Dad Company - have sprung up throughout the world.

Born and raised in Hawaii, Robert Kiyosaki is a fourth-generation Japanese-American. After graduating from college in New York, he joined the Marine Corps and served in Vietnam as an officer and helicopter gunship pilot. Following the war he went to work in sales for the 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. He sold his business in 1994 and, through his investments, was able to retire at the age of 47.

For more information about Robert Kiyosaki, visit: http://richdadpoordad.com/.

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