WHY FINANCIAL EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT
Hello. My name is Robert Kiyosaki and I'm best known for writing the book, Rich Dad Poor Dad. First of all, I want to talk about the importance of education. You see, in the world today, when we go to school for academic education, reading and writing, now that's very, very important. Professional education is whether you become a doctor, or a mechanic, or a web programmer, or whatever you do. So, professional education is very important. The third type of education that's required, especially today, to be successful is financial education. Unfortunately, our school systems do not teach us much about money. For some reason, our school systems seem to think that money might be the root of all evil or something. Yet, to be successful in the world today, financial education is extremely important.
Because of this lack of financial education, we see the rich getting excessively rich, so the gap between the rich and the poor is dangerously extreme. Many in the middle class are going from middle class to poor. So that's why financial education is crucial today if you want to keep your head above water. Because, ultimately, this is your greatest asset. You are responsible for your education and what goes in your head.
When I was just nine years old, my rich dad began to teach me to be a rich man, playing the game of Monopoly, and the most he said, "The formula for great wealth is four green houses, one red hotel." Today, even though I wasn't good academically, I'm not too strong professionally, I'm a wealthy person because my rich dad took the time to teach me the importance of financial education. But to be successful today, we need academic, professional, and financial education. And financial education is what the Rich Dad Company is all about.
Best known as the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad—the #1 personal finance book of all time—Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. He is an entrepreneur, educator, and investor who believes that each of us has the power to makes changes in our lives, take control of our financial future, and live the rich life we deserve.
With perspectives on money and investing that often contradict conventional wisdom, Robert has earned an international reputation for straight talk, irreverence, and courage and has become a passionate and outspoken advocate for financial education.
Robert’s most recent books—Why the Rich Are Getting Richer and More Important Than Money—were published in the spring of this year to mark the 20th Anniversary of the 1997 release of Rich Dad Poor Dad. That book and its messages, viewed around the world as a classic in the personal finance arena, have stood the test of time. Why the Rich Are Getting Richer, released two decades after the international blockbuster bestseller Rich Dad Poor Dad, is positioned as Rich Dad Graduate School. Robert has also co-authored two books with Donald Trump, prior to his successful bid for the White House and election as President of the United States.