Born and raised in Hawaii, Robert Kiyosaki is a fourth-generation Japanese-American. After graduating from college in New York, Robert joined the Marine Corps and went to Vietnam as an officer and helicopter gunship pilot. Returning from war, Robert went to work for the Xerox Corporation and in 1977 started a company that brought the first nylon Velcro surfer wallets to market. In 1985 he founded an international education company that taught business and investing to tens of thousands of students throughout the world.
In 1994 Robert sold his business and retired at the age of 47. During his short-lived retirement, Robert wrote Rich Dad Poor Dad. Soon afterward he wrote Rich Dad's Cashflow Quadrant, Rich Dad's Guide to Investing, and Rich Kid Smart Kid. All the books have been on the best-seller lists of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week. Robert also created his educational board game CASHFLOW to teach individuals the same financial strategies his rich dad spent years teaching him... the same financial strategies that allowed Robert to retire at the age of 47.
Robert is often heard saying, "We go to school to learn to work hard for money. I write books and create products that teach people how to have money work hard for them... so they can enjoy the luxuries of this great world we live in."