Robert Kiyosaki grew up in Hawaii and is a fourth-generation Japanese-American, whose Japanese name is Kiyosaki Toru. He was born into a family of teachers and his father served in the Hawaii State Department of Education. After graduating from high school, Robert was educated in New York, and after graduating from college, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and was sent to the Vietnam War as an officer and carrier-based gunship pilot. After returning from the battlefield, Robert began his business career. In 1977 he founded a company that first brought to market a "surfer" wallet made of nylon and "velcro" chains, which has since grown into a multi-million dollar industry worldwide. He and his products have been featured extensively in Racing World, Gentlemen's Quarterly, Success Magazine, Newsweek.
Later, he experienced three big waves in business, and finally became a millionaire for the third time in 1985.
At the age of 47, Robert retired, because he has reached the highest state of his life - "financial freedom", so he has started to do his favorite thing - investing. Feeling that the gap between the "haves" and "haves" continues to widen, Robert invented an educational toy, the "Cash Flow" cardboard game, to teach people to play money games that only rich people knew before. Rules to cultivate people's financial quotient, so known as "the godfather of millionaires", "money coach".
In March 2000, the Korean version of "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" was released in South Korea and sold 250,000 copies within two months. In June 2000, "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" landed in Australia, and the big and small bookstores were temporarily covered with purple. At present, the English version of the book has sold more than 2 million copies.
The "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" series has been ranked first on the bestseller lists of major media such as Business Week, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.