Why We Want You to Be Rich

  • by Donald J. Trump, Robert T. Kiyosaki
  • Narrated by John Dossett, Skipp Sudduth
  • 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki are both concerned. Their concern is that the rich are getting richer, but America is getting poorer. The entitlement mentality is epidemic, creating people who expect their country, employer, or family to take care of them. And like the polar ice caps, the middle class is disappearing. America is becoming a two-class society, and soon you will be either rich or poor. Trump and Kiyosaki want you to be rich. Both are successful businessmen and 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.


What the Critics Say

"In these uncertain economic times, these two titans of business have joined forces on a book that underscores the pressing need for financial literacy." (Steve Forbes, President & CEO, Forbes Inc.)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Dubious content lacks substance

This audiobook begins with Donald and Robert praising each other's wealth, then moved into a series of questions that each answers independently of each other. There are small morsels of business insight, but very few. Most commentary is of a "think big, and be big" nature, with many platitudes and little substance.
The most dangerous aspect of their message is to denounce the "Richest Man in Babylon" and "Wealthy Barber" theory of saving, investing, diversifying, and living within your means. Instead we are told to live beyond our means, and leverage ourselves into wealth.
Without providing any specific insights or details. There is a caveat provided that if you cannot do this successfully, then you shouldn't do it at all.
Overall their messages are contradictory, trite, and self serving.
For non-sophisticated investors and the average salaried worker, more practical and useable books are the two mentioned above (Babylon, and Barber). For business insight, any of Jack Welsh's books (GE CEO) are inspirational and provide tons of useable business knowledge.
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- Warren

Great for Improving Mindset

I've previously read some of Trump's work as well as a couple of Kiyosaki's books, so I was familiar with some of the content already.
I enjoyed getting a deeper look into the way these two men think and why they make the decisions they do. I read a lot about business and investing, and this book had some fresh thinking which was a nice change of pace.
As an entrepreneur myself, I was able to get some good insight into how to think about business.

If you are looking for specific examples of how to get rich quick, this is not the book (and beware of any that make this claim). However, it is a great book for getting you to start to think in a way that will lead you to wealth and business ownership. A good starting point for future books that cover the specifics of what they talk about.

My favorite quote was "the people with the most security have the least freedom - those in maximum security prison." A great visual for getting out of the employment "security" mentality.

I would recommend this to someone who is on the fence about leaving their "job" to start a business.
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- Justin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-25-2006
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio