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Dad Poor Dad
Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad Poor Dad - the international
runaway bestseller that has held a top spot on
the New York Times bestsellers list for over six
years - is an investor, entrepreneur and educator
whose perspectives on money and investing fly
in the face of conventional wisdom. He has, virtually
single-handedly, challenged and changed the way
tens of millions, around the world, think about
6 YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER LIST!
- November 2007 -
communicating his point of view on why 'old' advice
- get a good job, save money, get out of debt,
invest for the long term, and diversify - is 'bad'
(both obsolete and flawed) advice, Robert has
earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence
Dad Poor Dad ranks as the longest-running bestseller
on all four of the lists that report to Publisher's
Weekly - The New York Times, Business Week, The
Wall Street Journal and USA Today - and was named
"USA Today's #1 Money Book" two years
in a row. It is the third longest-running 'how-to'
best seller of all time.
into 51 languages and available in 109 countries,
the Rich Dad series has sold over 27 million copies
worldwide and has dominated best sellers lists
across Asia, Australia, South America, Mexico
and Europe. In 2005, Robert was inducted into
Amazon.com Hall of Fame as one of that bookseller's
Top 25 Authors. There are currently 26 books in
the Rich Dad series.
2006 Robert teamed up with Donald Trump to co-author
Why We Want You To Be Rich - Two Men - One Message.
It debuted at #1 on The New York Times bestsellers
writes a bi-weekly column - 'Why the Rich Are
Getting Richer' - for Yahoo! Finance and a monthly
column titled 'Rich Returns' for Entrepreneur
to writing Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert created the
educational board game CASHFLOW 101 to teach individuals
the financial and investment strategies that his
rich dad spent years teaching him. It was those
same strategies that allowed Robert to retire
at age 47.
there are more that 2,100 CASHFLOW Clubs - game
groups independent of the Rich Dad Company - in
cities throughout the world.
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
served in Vietnam as an officer and helicopter
gunship pilot. Following the war, Robert went
to work in sales for Xerox Corporation and, in
1977, started a company that brought the first
nylon and Velcro 'surfer wallets' to market. He
founded an international education company in
1985 that taught business and investing to tens
of thousands of students throughout the world.
In 1994 Robert sold his business and, through
his investments, was able to retire at the age
of 47. During his short-lived retirement he wrote
Rich Dad Poor Dad.
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." --
Louis Navellier is Chairman of the Board,
Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Investment
Officer of Navellier & Associates, Inc.,
located in Reno, Nevada. Mr. Navellier is
also editor of four leading stock advisory
newsletters: Emerging Growth, Quantum Growth,
Blue Chip Growth, and Global Growth. A recognized
expert in translating what had been purely
academic techniques into real market applications,
he believes that disciplined, quantitative
analysis can select stocks that will significantly
outperform the overall market.
Mr. Navellier employs a three-step, highly
disciplined, bottom-up stock selection process,
focusing on quantitative analysis, fundamental
analysis, and optimization of the securities
selected for the portfolio. In 1980, Mr. Navellier
began publishing his research in his stock
advisory newsletter, the MPT Review. Since
1987, he has been active in the management
of individual portfolios, mutual funds, and
A charismatic figure with a reputation for
solid leadership, Louis Navellier has been
covered by a wide range of international media.
In addition to appearing on CNBC, Bloomberg,
The Nightly Business Report, and Wall Street
Week, he has been featured in Barron's, Forbes,
Fortune, Investor's Business Daily, Money,
Smart Money, and The Wall Street Journal.
Most recently he was profiled in Kenneth A.
Stern's book Secrets of the Investment All-Stars
in the interview "Louis Navellier, A
Man Who Has Beat Them All." He is also
featured in Alan R. Ackerman's Investing Under
Fire: Winner Strategies from the Masters for
Bulls, Bears, and the Bewildered.
Ron Paul of Texas enjoys a national reputation
as the premier advocate for liberty in politics
today. Dr. Paul is the leading spokesman in Washington
for limited constitutional government, low taxes,
free markets, and a return to sound monetary policies
based on commodity-backed currency. He is known
among both his colleagues in Congress and his
constituents for his consistent voting record
in the House of Representatives: Dr. Paul never
votes for legislation unless the proposed measure
is expressly authorized by the Constitution. In
the words of former Treasury Secretary William
Simon, Dr. Paul is the "one exception to
the Gang of 535" on Capitol Hill.
Paul was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
He graduated from Gettysburg College and the Duke
University School of Medicine, before proudly serving
as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force during
the 1960s. He and his wife Carol moved to Texas
in 1968, where he began his medical practice in
Brazoria County. As a specialist in obstetrics/gynecology,
Dr. Paul has delivered more than 4,000 babies! He
and Carol, who reside in Surfside Beach, Texas,
are the proud parents of five children and have
serving in Congress during the late 1970s and early
1980s, Dr. Paul's limited-government ideals were
not popular in Washington. He served on the House
Banking committee, where he was a strong advocate
for sound monetary policy and an outspoken critic
of the Federal Reserve's inflationary measures.
He also was a key member of the Gold Commission,
advocating a return to a gold standard for our currency.
He was an unwavering advocate of pro-life and pro-family
values. Dr. Paul consistently voted to lower or
abolish federal taxes, spending, and regulation,
and used his House seat to actively promote the
return of government to its proper constitutional
levels. In 1984, he voluntarily relinquished his
House seat and returned to his medical practice.
Paul returned to Congress in 1997 to represent the
14th Congressional district of Texas. He serves
on the House of Representatives Financial Services
Committee, and the International Relations committee.
On the Financial Services Committee, Rep. Paul serves
as the vice-chairman of the Oversight and Investigations
subcommittee. He continues to advocate a dramatic
reduction in the size of the federal government
and a return to constitutional principles.
Paul is the author of several books, including Challenge
to Liberty; The Case for Gold; and A Republic, If
You Can Keep It. He has been a distinguished counselor
to the Ludwig von Mises Institute, and is widely
quoted by scholars and writers in the fields of
monetary policy, banking, and political economy.
He has received many awards and honors during his
career in Congress, from organizations such as the
National Taxpayers Union, Citizens Against Government
Waste, the Council for a Competitive Economy, Young
Americans for Freedom, and countless others.
Paul's consistent voting record prompted one Congressman
to comment that "Ron Paul personifies the Founding
Fathers' ideal of the citizen-statesman. He makes
it clear that his principles will never be compromised,
and they never are." Another Congresswoman
added that "There are few people in public
life who, through thick and thin, rain or shine,
stick to their principles. Ron Paul is one of those
S. Dent, Jr. is the Founder and President
of the H. S. Dent Foundation, whose mission is
Helping People Understand Change.
Using exciting new research developed from years
of hands-on business experience, Mr. Dent offers
a refreshingly positive and understandable view
of the future. Mr. Dent is a well-known author
and is known as the developer of The Dent Method,
a forecasting approach based on changes in demographic
his book The Great Boom Ahead, published in 1992,
Mr. Dent stood virtually alone in accurately forecasting
the unanticipated Boom of the 1990s.
Today he continues to educate audiences about
his predictions for the next and possibly last
great bull market, from late 2005 into early to
mid 2010. Since 1992 he has authored two consecutive
best sellers The Roaring 2000s and The Roaring
2000s Investor (Simon and Schuster). In his latest
book, The Next Great Bubble Boom, he offers a
comprehensive forecast for the next two decades
and explains how fundamental trends suggest strong
growth ahead, followed by a longer-term economic
contraction. Mr. Dent also publishes the HS Dent
Forecast newsletter, which offers current analysis
of economic, and financial market trends.
Dent received his MBA from Harvard Business School,
where he was a Baker Scholar and was elected to
the Century Club for leadership excellence. Since
1988 he has been speaking to executives, financial
advisors and investors around the world. He has
appeared on Good Morning America,
PBS, CNBC, CNN/FN, and has been featured in Barrons,
Investors Business Daily, Entrepreneur,
Fortune, Success, US News and World Report, Business
Week, The Wall Street Journal, American Demographics
at Bain & Company he worked as a consultant with
several Fortune 100 companies. He has also been CEO
of several entrepreneurial growth companies and an
investor in new ventures. A frequent speaker on economic
trends, Mr. Dent educates clients and partners on
The Dent Method and provides strategic vision for
asset allocation and investment selection.