Why We Want You to Be Rich: Two Men, One Message

Version: Abridged
Author: Robert T. Kiyosaki , Donald J. Trump
Narrator: John Dossett
Genres: Business & Economics, Finance
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Published In: October 2006
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki are both concerned. Their concern is that the rich are getting richer but America is getting poorer. Like the polar ice caps, the middle class is disappearing. America is becoming a two-class society.

Soon you will be either rich or poor. Donald and Robert want you to be rich.

The world is facing many challenges and one of them is financial. The entitlement mentality is epidemic, creating people who expect their countries, employers, or families to take care of them. Trump and Kiyosaki, both successful businessmen, are natural teachers who share a passion for education. They have joined forces to address these challenges, because they believe you cannot solve money problems with money. You can only solve money problems with financial education. Trump and Kiyosaki want to teach you to be rich. Why We Want You To Be Rich was written for you.

Reviews (7)

Written by Jen C on January 16th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 1/5

If I could give it 0 stars, I would. No usable information for readers. Just another circ jerk of how “successful” each author is. Many of their businesses have failed and both have countless bankruptcies and foreclosures at the expense of the real taxpayers. Us.

interesting, I think the book might be better

Written by pcguy74 from Oshkosh, WI on December 20th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 3/5

This book has some good topics but it's hard to shorten a book like this into an acceptable audio format I'm sure. I enjoyed it enough to purchase a "real" book from each of the authors and I'm enjoying each of those.

Generic, but helpful

Written by Daniel Taibi on February 20th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Kiyosaki admits in this volume that all of his and Trump's advice is non-specific for a reason. Prior to this admission I couldn't understand why they were both so highly rated. This book gives you the "Why" to motivate you to take action for yourself. But that burning desire has to come from you! Remember, you must get your head reprogrammed before you can achieve great things. give this title a listen.

Why We Want You to Be Rich: Two Men, One Message

Written by Pramod Patel on December 17th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Good book to start with if you have never heard or read any of their other books. If you have, you may want to pass, nothing really new in here. The only part that was 'new' would be each author's insight into the workings of the other author. They both had great observations of each other. The readers are great voices that hold attention well.

Not Good

Written by Anonymous on August 14th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 1/5

This book was Donald and Robert talking about nothing. Mainly Donald braging about his success...no real substance. Nothing to learn from this book! I don't recommend it.

Why we want you to be rich: Two men, one message

Written by Michelle on May 25th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This book is a great motivator and very informative. It was written by two financial giants. Complex ideas in easy to understand language.

Why We Want You to Be Rich: Two Men, One Message

Written by Anonymous from White River Junction, VT on December 27th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Very disappointing book. Doesn't say much to the readers other than Trump and Kiyosaki patting each other on the backs and reminding us how wise they are. It's all been said before in a million other ways. The book pushes a website where for a fee you can get more wisdom from them (really trained personel). Frankly, the whole book seems to be a public relations advertisment for their latest co-mutual money making plan to make them even richer from our money starting with writing and selling this book to us. I wasted my money.

Author Details

Author Details

Kiyosaki, Robert T.

Robert Kiyosaki is an investor, businessman and best-selling author. His books, Rich Dad Poor Dad, Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant, and Rich Dad’s Guide to Investing are all best sellers. His ventures have allowed him to retire early, and his teachings are followed all around the world.

Robert Kiyosaki was born in Hawaii where his experiences of Rich Dad, Poor Dad began. Not choosing to following his “poor” father, Ralph Kiyosaki, who was state superintendent of schools he adopted the financial strategies of his “rich” dad – the entrepreneurial father of a childhood best friend. Robert says “In doing so, I chose not to listen to my poor dad, even though he was the one with all the college degrees,” he writes in /Rich Dad, Poor Dad/.

After high school, Robert went to study in New York. After graduation, he traveled the world on merchant ships. “I think that’s what really messed me up,” he says. “Once I saw the world, it was hard to come back to Hawaii.” Later he joined the U.S. Marines and went to Vietnam as an officer and a helicopter gunship pilot. After returning from Vietnam Robert got a job as a salesman for the company Xerox Corporation and in 1977 he started a company to produce Nylon and Velcro surf wallets, which grew into a multi million dollar worldwide product.

He admits that he didn’t know enough about patents and trademarks, and as a result the business eventually closed, however his first venture into business wetted his entrepreneurial appetite. After the closure, Robert began investing in real estate and on the stock market, before nearly becoming bankrupt. He owed about $850,000,” he says. “Obviously, you can’t pay that kind of money back by getting a job.” Robert tried a variety of entrepreneurial endeavors, which weren’t very successful.

In 1985 Robert Kiyosaki founded an education company that taught business and investing to thousands of students all over the world which proved very successful. In 1994 he retired at the age of 47. Even after retirement Robert continued with real estate and business investments, and wrote the book Rich Dad, Poor Dad, which hit bookstores in 1997.

Although he had achieved some recognition overseas, he was relatively unheard of in the US. After initial publishing rejections he printed 1,000 copies himself, and the book became an underground success. Robert has since written four more bestsellers under the /Rich Dad/ brand and to date has sold more than 12 million books (in 29 different languages).

Coinciding with the books Kiyosaki also invented a board game for the financially illiterate, Cashflow 101, which is the first of two board games designed to educate people about accounting, investing and finance, with Cashflow for Kids being the second game.

Robert Kiyosaki has a profound message for those wanting to improve their financial lives. That message is: "With every dollar in your hand, you have the power to choose to be rich, poor or middle class."

Trump, Donald J.

Donald J. Trump is the very definition of the American success story. A graduate of the Wharton School of Finance, his real estate developments are the most prestigious of addresses nationally and internationally. As the Emmy-nominated star and co-producer of the reality television hit show, "The Apprentice, " and author of seven bestsellers, he is truly a media giant.