Books by Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Kiyosaki Books

Robert Kiyosaki is an American entrepreneur and author best known for his personal finance and self-help books. His influential work, "Rich Dad Poor Dad," imparts financial wisdom by contrasting the contrasting money philosophies of his biological father (Poor Dad) and the father of his childhood best friend (Rich Dad), offering insights into building wealth and achieving financial independence.

Rich Dad Poor Dad

95 255 ratings
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The book, which has sold over 36 million copies, reveals two different perspectives about money and investment as the author grows up with two father figures, that of his biological father who was very highly educated but proved to be financially unstable, in contrast to the best friend's father who was much less educated but very financially astute. It goes contrary to the common sense that runs the rounds in the spheres of work, money, and investments, building a case for financial literacy and independence in pursuit of wealth through investment in assets, real estate, and businesses. The story instills in the readers the reality that it is possible to change one's thinking regarding money and to acquire financial education toward independence.

Rich Dad's CASHFLOW Quadrant

9 695 ratings

The book provides the Cashflow Quadrant concept, a tool to understand the different methods people derive incomes. The tool divides the sources of income into four: Employee, Self-employed, Business owner, and Investor. He will further argue that one has to strive to crossover from the left side of the quadrant (Employee and Self-employed) to the right side (Business owner and Investor) in the realization of financial freedom. The book, in personal stories and practical advice, takes the reader through the transition and underscores the need for financial education and investment.

Rich Dad's Guide to Investing

5 953 ratings

Learn to invest from the mindset of a rich dad. Discover how to put money to work instead of working for money through this book. The overarching discussion in the book is financial education, understanding differences between assets and liabilities, and having an investor's mentality. Backed up by real-life situations and plain advice, it teaches on how to get rich through investing in real estate, stocks, and business. 'Control your financial future and beat the street' with the roadmap, found within the pages of this book, for the confident man through the world of investments.

Rich Dad Poor Dad for Teens

4 336 ratings

A version of Kiyosaki's personal finance classic specifically tailored for a teenage audience, contrasting the fundamental differences in mindset between the "poor dad" who works for money versus the "rich dad" focused on having money work for you through assets and entrepreneurship.

The Business Of The 21St Century

2 540 ratings

Proves that network marketing is the right business model for the 21st century. Proves that network marketing offers unrivaled opportunities for personal and financial independence, particularly in the prevailing environment of job insecurity and technological upsets. Generally, it provides the history, principles, and benefits of network marketing. Offers some practical advice on how to choose the right company and how to do well in building the business.

Increase Your Financial IQ

2 420 ratings

Practical strategies and activities for methodically improving one's financial intelligence across key wealth-building areas like accounting, investing, understanding financial markets and statements, legal and tax planning, and identifying excellent deals. Kiyosaki emphasizes continual learning to raise your "financial IQ."

Retire Young Retire Rich

1 432 ratings

Instead of simply relying on a pension or savings from paychecks, Kiyosaki outlines a comprehensive plan for achieving financial freedom and the ability to retire young by developing cash-flowing assets and investment strategies. The key principles revolve around altering one's money blueprint to prioritize building income-generating portfolios.

Why the Rich Are Getting Richer

1 229 ratings

Kiyosaki examines growing wealth inequality trends and provides strategies the rich utilize related to tax planning, leveraging debt, investing in assets instead of liabilities, and developing financial literacy - tools everyday people can use.

Second Chance

1 203 ratings

An inspirational book using realistic examples to show how developing new money attitudes and financial skills can empower anyone facing challenging circumstances like bankruptcy or job loss to take control and create a more prosperous future through entrepreneurship.

Rich Kid Smart Kid

1 010 ratings

Aimed at equipping the next generation, this book provides a foundation for instilling financial intelligence in children and teenagers from an early age through relatable games, stories, and simple activities. It teaches vital money lessons like the difference between assets and liabilities, the value of entrepreneurship, and the importance of financial self-education.

The Real Book of Real Estate

900 ratings

Focused specifically on building wealth and passive income through real estate investing, this book covers all aspects like finding great deals, raising capital, managing properties, analyzing markets, and implementing advanced rent-to-own and lease options strategies.

Rich Dad's Before You Quit Your Job

840 ratings

Rather than simply quitting a profession, Kiyosaki recommends a more systematic transition from being an employee to an entrepreneur by first developing crucial business skills, experience, and passive income sources while still benefitting from a steady paycheck. He provides guidance on methodically walking this tightrope.

Midas Touch

785 ratings

Two leading entrepreneurs combine their perspectives on developing the entrepreneurial "Midas Touch" - the mindset and strategies needed to succeed in business and turn even struggling companies into lucrative ventures. They share wisdom on leadership, assessing talent, negotiating deals, branding, and capitalizing on opportunities.

Unfair Advantage

778 ratings

Kiyosaki argues that the biggest unfair advantage in building wealth is simply being financially educated. He provides guidance on overcoming societal money myths, developing critical money skills like accounting comprehension, investing intelligently, and structuring one's business and assets in a tax-advantaged manner.

Why A Students Work for C Students

546 ratings

In this insightful book, the author explores the reasons why individuals who excel academically often end up working for those who may not have been top of their class. It delves into the different types of intelligence and skills valued in the real world, beyond traditional academic achievements. The book emphasizes the importance of financial education, entrepreneurial thinking, and the ability to take risks. It challenges the conventional wisdom about success and education, offering readers a new perspective on how to prepare for a prosperous future.

Rich Dad's Conspiracy of the Rich

450 ratings

In this book, the author goes deep into the world financial system and how it uses the rich to the middle class. He researches the secrets of getting financial independence using his two dads, one rich and the other poor, personal stories and lessons. As the subtitle says, it's a book about challenging "conventional wisdom" when it comes to money and investing, and urging readers to think like the rich in order to secure their financial future. It is a guideline on understanding how to work the forces controlling money to our advantage.

Capitalist Manifesto

320 ratings

Kiyosaki presents his perspective that engaging in entrepreneurial capitalism is key to creating wealth, jobs and prosperity in an economy - as opposed to traditional employment alone. He advocates prioritizing developing a capitalist mindset.

Rich Dad's Who Took My Money?

273 ratings

This book explores how factors like rising taxes, inflation, and compounding debt can drastically impact and deplete one's net worth over time if not properly understood, measured, and planned for accordingly. Kiyosaki provides insights into legally safeguarding wealth from such "financial termites."

Rich Dad's The Business School

142 ratings

Kiyosaki provides an alternative, real-world business education drawing from the lessons of his "rich dad" mentor. Through an engaging narrative, he covers crucial concepts like financial literacy, accounting, investing strategies, marketing, and management - knowledge typically lacking in traditional academics.

The Ravens

101 ratings

Through an engaging fiction story involving two Native American brothers, Kiyosaki communicates fundamental personal finance parables like separating one's profession from one's passion, escaping the "rat race", and developing assets versus liabilities.


100 ratings

Exposing practices by banks, corporations and government agencies that Kiyosaki views as unethical, he advocates for individuals empowering themselves with true financial education as the antidote against being ripped off by such "fake" systems.

Why We Want You To Be Rich

100 ratings

Co-authored with the famous businessman, this book aims to awaken and nurture an entrepreneurial mindset and financial literacy as the foundations for building wealth and achieving the American dream of prosperity and independence. It promotes an action-oriented approach.

Rich Dad's Prophecy

100 ratings

Kiyosaki presents his predicted outlook for the future of the global economy and financial markets, advocating that financial education will be critical to survive and thrive amid coming disruptions like artificial intelligence displacing human jobs. He lays out a roadmap for developing the right mindset and asset portfolios to withstand imminent challenges.

Robert Kiyosaki books in order

List of books by Robert T. Kiyosaki with the year of publication of the books.

  • 1997 – Rich Dad Poor Dad
  • 2000 – Cashflow Quadrant: Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Freedom
  • 2000 – Rich Dad's Guide to Investing
  • 2001 – The Business School for People Who Like Helping People
  • 2001 – Rich Dad's Rich Kid, Smart Kid
  • 2001 – Rich Dad's Prophecy
  • 2002 – Rich Dad's Retire Young, Retire Rich
  • 2003 – Rich Dad's The Business School
  • 2004 – Rich Dad's Who Took My Money?
  • 2004 – Rich Dad, Poor Dad for Teens
  • 2005 – Rich Dad's Before You Quit Your Job
  • 2006 – Why We Want You to Be Rich
  • 2008 – Rich Dad's Increase Your Financial IQ
  • 2009 – Rich Dad's Conspiracy of the Rich
  • 2009 – The Real Book of Real Estate
  • 2011 – An Unfair Advantage: The Power of Financial Education
  • 2011 – Midas Touch: Why Some Entrepreneurs Get Rich And Why Most Don't
  • 2013 – Why 'A' Students Work for 'C' Students and Why 'B' Students Work for the Government
  • 2010 – The Business of the 21st Century
  • 2015 – Second Chance: for Your Money, Your Life and Our World
  • 2015 – 8 Lessons in Military Leadership for Entrepreneurs
  • 2017 – Why the Rich are Getting Richer
  • 2019 – FAKE: Fake Money, Fake Teachers, Fake Assets
  • 2020 – Who Stole My Pension?
  • 2021 – Capitalist Manifesto
  • 2023 – Ravens: How To Prepare For And Profit From The Turbulent Times Ahead.