About Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Toru Kiyosaki (born April 8, 1947; age 63 years) is an investor, businessman, author and motivator. Kiyosaki became famous because he wrote a book titled Rich Dad, Poor Dad. This book is part of a series of books and other materials about the motivation. He has written 15 books which have cumulatively sold more than 26 million units. Although he began by publishing his own book publishing, his books were published by Warner Books, a division of Hachette Book Group USA, publisher of the book is quite famous in the United States. At this time, his new books published by his publishing company that is "the Rich Dad Press imprint."

Three of his books that Rich Dad Poor Dad, Rich Dad's CASHFLOW Quadrant and Rich Dad's Guide to Investing, has been a continuous best-selling 10 books in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and the New York Times. The book Rich Kid Smart Kid was published in 2001, published with the intention of helping parents to their children's financial design. He has made three kinds of board game "Cashflow" following its software, both for children and adults. He also has a magnetic tape and compact disc for the series "Rich Dad" him. Besides, he also publishes a monthly bulletin.

Personal Life

A fourth-generation Japanese-American, Robert Kiyosaki was born and raised in Hawaii. He is the son of the late educator Ralph H. Kiyosaki (1919-1991). After graduating from Hilo High School, he entered the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in New York, graduating in 1969 as a deck officer. He then served in the Marine Corps as a helicopter gunship pilot during the Vietnam War, where he was awarded the Medal of the Air Force.

Kiyosaki out of the Marine Corps in 1974 and got a job selling copiers for Xerox Corporation. In 1977, Kiyosaki started a company that introduced the "surfer" wallets made from nylon and Velcro for the first time to the market. The company was quite successful at first but eventually went bankrupt. In the early 1980s, Kiyosaki started a business licensed T-shirts for Heavy metal rock band. Around 1996-1997 he launched CASHFLOW Technologies, Inc. which operates and owns trademarks Rich Dad (and Cashflow) brand.


He is married to Kim Kiyosaki. Having a female sibling, Emi Kiyosaki, who became the Tibetan Buddhist nuns and known by the name Tenzin Kacho.


Most of Kiyosaki's teachings focus on generating passive income by way of investment opportunities, such as real estate and business, in order to be able to support yourself only from such investments. In line with this, Kiyosaki defines "assets" as things that generate cash inflow, such as rental property or business-and "liabilities" as things that use cash, such as houses, cars, and so on. Kiyosaki also argues that financial leverage (finance) is very important to be rich.

Kiyosaki stresses what he calls "financial literacy" as a means of gaining wealth. He says that life skills are often best learned through experience and that there are important lessons not taught in school. He says that formal education, especially for those who want to become employees or entrepreneurs, and that this is an idea of the "Industrial Age." And according to Kiyosaki, in order to obtain financial freedom, one must be a business owner or investor, in order to generate passive income.

Kiyosaki speaks often of what he calls "The Cashflow Quadrant," a conceptual tool that aims to describe how all the money in the world to obtain. Depicted in a diagram, this concept requires the four groups, divided by two lines (one vertical and one horizontal). In each of the four groups there is a letter representing a way in which an individual may earn income. The letter is as follows.

* 'E:' Employee or Employee - Working for someone else.
* 'S:' Self-employed or Small Business owner - Where a person has his own job and be a boss for ourselves.
* 'B:' (Boss) Big Business Owners - Where a person has a "system" to make money, not a job to make money.
* 'I:' Investors - Invest or invest money in a field that generate greater income.


Kiyosaki famous for his book Rich Dad, Poor Dad, # 1New York Times bestseller. Kiyosaki followed with Rich Dad's CASHFLOW QuadrantdanRich Dad's Guide to Investing. He now has at least a dozen books have been published. A partial list of his books is included below.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Rich Dad, Poor Dad is a book that discusses the financial problems faced by many people due to the erroneous teachings of their parents about finances, which also experienced childhood and adolescence. My father who taught financial knowledge in this book called Poor Dad ("Poor Dad") and Daddy Rich ("Rich Dad"). Poor Dad Robert is intended by his own father that he compared with his father who he described as Rich Dad. Robert's real father was a highly educated teacher who always insisted her children to attend school diligently in order to get good grades in school and a guaranteed job in the future. In other words, Poor Dad suggested that his son became a high-income employees, but still rely on wages throughout his life. But unlike Rich Dad's advice is not highly educated but taught for her children to take risks to build businesses and become investors after they graduate school. Both fathers are said to have provided a great influence on his life now, because with the teachings of Rich Dad, he could succeed in the financial field, and with the influence of his biological father who was a famous educator, Robert could be teaching more people about the economics of education which he created . Rich Dad Poor Dad is now translated in 35 languages.

Cashflow Quadrant: Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Freedom (2000)

Cashflow Quadrant is a personal financial investment and the book written with Sharon Lechter, CPA as sekuelRich Dad, Poor Dad. In it, Kiyosaki discusses what he calls the cashflow quadrant: a box consisting of the letter "E", "S", "B", and "I." Cashflow quadrant itself is just an illustrative tool to show the difference between Employees, Self Employed / Small Business Owners, Business owners (not directly involved in daily operations), and Investors. Kiyosaki discusses the difference between concepts and ideas characteristic of each quadrant, particularly as they relate to passive income and profit taxes.

Rich Dad's Guide to Investing: What the Rich Invest in, That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not! (2000)

Rich Dad's Guide to Investingmemberikan readers a road map to become the Ultimate Investor, the type of people who use other people's money to create investments that people want to buy it. While the first two books use broad strokes, this one is go into much more detail about actually implementing some of the strategies discussed.

Rich Kid, Smart Kid (2001)

Rich Kid, Smart Kidadalah Kiyosaki retelling of view, solid and clarified to try and help parents better understand and teach their children key financial concepts. It includes a series of activities that can be parents with their children to make them aware of property, finance and the various ways and places businesses make money.

Rich Dad's Prophecy (2002)

Rich Dad's Prophecymemprediksi that the market will experience economic collapse around 2016 when the oldest generation of Baby Boomers start cashing in their plan 401 (k). Individuals who have tabungandi in the scheme to the 401 (k) who planned this scheme will suffer because of this pension plan was not flexible and can not survive in market conditions which are declining bear market.

Why We Want You To Be Rich, co-written with Donald Trump (2007)

Why We Want You To Be Rich or Why We Want You To Be Rich is a book written by Robert Kiyosaki and Donald Trump. Encouraging individuals to become financially literate in the coming era to combat the problems facing the United States, such as shrinking middle class and the right mentality.

Other Books

* If You Want to be Rich & Happy, Do not Go to School (1992)
* The Business School for People Who Like Helping People (2001) - endorses multi-level marketing.
* Retire Young, Retire Rich (2001)
* Rich Dad's The Business School (2003)
* Who Took My Money (2004)
* Rich Dad, Poor Dad for Teens (2004)
* Before You Quit Your Job (2005)
* Rich Dad's Escape from the Rat Race - Comic for children (2005)
* Rich Dad's Increase Your Financial IQ: Get Smarter with Your Money (2008)
* Rich Dad's Conspiracy of the Rich: The 8 New Rules of Money (2009 - free online edition)

His influence in Indonesia

Robert Kiyosaki provides a new paradigm for the world of intellectual, business and human resources in Indonesia. He gives an understanding that for many people quite jerky, which is that making money can be done with a number of ways other than being an employee. Four Quadrants provide a clear picture of how the money could be obtained. Kiyosaki also provide inspiration to the emergence of a new profession in Indonesia: The Motivator.

source : http://www.wikipedia.org


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