The “Poor dad”, a stereotype for the regular salary man, believes that one should work for money as an employee at a stable job. This mentality can trap a person into working a job they don’t love, but is willing to stick with because they have to pay the bills.
The "Rich dad", an entrepreneur, thinks wealth comes from experience-based learning (learn on the job, by becoming an entrepreneur) and multiple income streams.
When the “poor dad” encourages working your way up the ladder, “rich dad” laughs and says, “Why not own the ladder?”
First published around 2000s, Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad Poor Dad quickly became an international best-seller. Translated into 51 languages across more than 109 countries, it has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over six years.
A number of people asked me about Robert T. Kiyosaki and his book Rich Dad, Poor Dad. When I said I didn't think he was a real-estate guru, they insisted he was. Several told me I would like him, that he preaches a message like mine.