Review: Rich Dad Poor Dad, By Robert Kiyosaki

Here is the review of Rich Dad Poor Dad book by Robert Kiyosaki. It is the latest non-fiction book cater knowledge about investment, entrepreneur, business, assets and liabilities. Is your house a asset or liability? Find the answer below.

Rich Dad Poor Dad is financial self-help book written by Robert Kiyosaki. Everybody wants to become rich but most of them fails. The reason is the lack of financial intelligence stresses author. It is a first person narrated book where author plays the son role.

Total page - 274
Available languages - English, Telugu, Hindi, Tamil
Price - Rs.250 for English, Rs.140 for Hindi, Rs.203 for Telugu, Rs.150 for Tamil


Poor author feel sad as he was surrounded by rich schoolmates. He approaches his father called poor dad to learn to get rich. His poor dad is a esteem professor. Even though he gets huge salary he was not able to save fortune for his inherit. Knowing his weakness in financial knowledge, poor dad send his son to Mike's dad, the rich dad.

First lesson taught by rich dad is to improve financial intelligence rather than giving importance to school education. All the parents force their child to get good grades, get seat in good college and place in a good company. But they didn't taught about financial knowledge which is not taught in schools. His rich dad taught him 6 lessons to get rich. Some key points from his lessons are

1. Owning a house is a liability as it won't pay you back. People think it as an asset but it is not. For a house you owned you need to pay tax, pay interest to bank and maintenance charge. So people should understand the difference between assets and liabilities.
2. Need to gain knowledge on real life lessons like finance, investment, tax exemptions. These knowledge will save lots of money.
3. Importance of investing money in stocks, real estate ect
4. Advantages of running own ventures.

Read the book to learn all those lessons taught to Robert Kiyosaki by his rich dad.


1. The best thing I liked about the book is differentiation between assets and liabilities. Everybody think owning property is an asset but Rober Kiyosaki listed it under liabilities.
2. Provided information about how tax works and some ways to save it.
3. Given some best place to invest money and validated with real time examples.
4. Simple chart for calculating cash flow, assets and liabilities.
5. Available in Indian regional languages Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.


1. Encouraged about entrepreneur but didn't mentioned the risk involved in it.
2. Some tips given in this book won't works for all.


Everything in this book can't be applied in our real life. However there are some tips in this book which will really helpful in our real life. If your future is plan is to become entrepreneur this book will impress you. Though the English is simple and not immersed into complex financial terms everybody can read and understand this book. If you are comparing with other financial self-help books I can say it is the best book for starters.


Guest Author: kanhai04 May 2014

thanks sir

Author: Kapadia J07 May 2014 Member Level: Gold   Points : 7

Rich Dad Poor Dad is economic individual financial supporting and guiding book written down by Robert Kiyosaki. There is no one in this world who does not want to be converted into prosperous but many of people are not successful. The explanation is due to lack of knowledge in financial and related. The author want describe the weakness of the father with respect to sun

So in order to find alternate solution his father send her son to other dad who is richer. But in spite of giving the son the real school education knowledge the rich dad guide him 6 lessons. One can get the root of this lesson by reading this book they were explained very nicely and in innocent manner.

Most of the topic which cover in this six lesson are

1) How to own household responsibility?
2) How to deal with tax and maintain the charger for delay in payment
3) To get expert in field of Financial strategy, Risk in investment and Income taxes
4) Which are the alternate ways to invest?
5) To learn different languages in order to deal with different people like English, Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil and Bengali

The author of this book wants to explain the real life scenario about the average man, how to survive in this corrupted world. The book is interesting and many movies are related on the story of this book example GURU, Corporate movie etc

Author: Shravan16 May 2014 Member Level: Silver   Points : 3

Rich dad Poor dad is a very famous and popular book by Robert Kiyosaki. The book has been a bestseller and has told lakhs of copies. This is a must read book for people interested in financial planning and financial freedom, passive income and other related stuff. The book is available online on almost all major ecommerce stores at an very affordable price and also available in various Indian languages like Guajarati, Tamil, Hindi etc.

Guest Author: rajananthini26 Feb 2018

Rich Dad, Poor Dad is a wonderful book that teaches us about the exact meaning of financial success. I loved to read this. You can enjoy this books in Telugu, Gujarati and Marathi also.

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