“Comfort kills ambition. Get uncomfortable and get used to it in your pursuit of your goals and dreams.” – Robert Kiyosaki
About Robert Kiyosaki
Robert Toru Kiyosaki (April 8, 1947) is an American businessman and author. Kiyosaki is the founder of the Rich Dad Company, a private financial education company that provides personal finance and business education to people through books and videos. He is also the creator of the Cashflow board and software games to educate adults and children business and financial concepts.
Kiyosaki is the author of more than 26 books, including the international self-published personal finance Rich Dad Poor Dad series of books which has been translated into 51 languages, available in 109 countries and have combined sales of over 27 million copies sold worldwide.
Kiyosaki was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii. Kiyosaki is part of the Yonsei generation of Japanese Americans.
He attended Hilo High School and graduated in 1965. Kiyosaki received congressional nominations from Senator Daniel K. Inouye for the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Kiyosaki chose to attend the United States Merchant Marine Academy in New York. He graduated in the class of 1969 as a deck officer with a Bachelors of Science degree and a commission as a 2nd LT in the U.S. Marine Corps. After graduating from college, Kiyosaki took a job with Standard Oil’s tanker office as a third mate sailor. Kiyosaki resigned after six months to join the Marine Corps. He served in the Marine Corps as a helicopter gunship pilot during the Vietnam War in 1972, where he was awarded the Air Medal.
Kiyosaki enrolled in a 2-year MBA program at the University of Hawaii at Hilo in 1973. He was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps in June 1974. He took a job as a sales associate for Xerox until June 1978. In 1977, Kiyosaki started a company called “Rippers”. The company brought to market the first nylon and velcro surfer wallets. Kiyosaki and his products were featured in Runner’s World, Gentleman’s Quarterly, Success Magazine, Newsweek, and Playboy. The company eventually went bankrupt. Kiyosaki then started a rock and roll retail business that licensed T-shirts, hats, wallets, and bags for heavy metal rock bands. The company went bankrupt in 1980.
In 1985, Kiyosaki established a business education company teaching entrepreneurship, investing, and social responsibility. In 1994, Kiyosaki sold the education company. In 1997, he launched Cashflow Technologies, Inc., a business and financial education company that owns and operates the Rich Dad and Cashflow brands.
Kiyosaki’s financial and business teachings focus on what he calls “financial education” generating passive income by means of focusing on business and investment opportunities, such as real estate investments, businesses, stocks and commodities, with the ultimate goal of being able to support oneself by such investments alone and thus achieving true financial independence without working for a paycheck through a conventional salaried job. Kiyosaki defines the term “assets” as things that put money in ones pocket and describes an asset can be anything as long as it has value, produces income or appreciates, and has a ready market.
(Source – Wikipedia)