Personal finance blogger John (who doesn’t share his last name online) has interviewed over 100 millionaires. He’s gotten in the habit of asking his interviewees what top three money books made a difference for them. Believe it or not, there are the seven books that came up over and over again. Here they are:
The Millionaire Next Door
Most of the truly wealthy don’t live in Beverly Hills or overlooking Central Park. Most of them just live next door. Thomas J. Stanley’s book identifies common traits among people who successfully accumulate wealth, so you too can become the millionaire next door.
Your Money or Your Life
Vicki Robin’s book is intended to transform your relationship with money. More than just about your earning, spending, savings, and debt, it’s about your connection to people and the planet.
Rich Dad, Poor Dad
This classic finance book destroys the idea that you need a high income to be rich. Robert T. Kiyosaki teaches the difference between working for your money and having your money work for you.
The Automatic Millionaire
David Bach’s book starts with the story of a couple whose joint income never exceeded $55,000 a year, but still managed to own two homes without debt, put two kids through college and retire at 55 with more than one million dollars in savings. The key: paying yourself before paying your bills.
The Richest Man in Babylon
A classic in the world of personal finance, George S. Clason’s book presents a collection of parables set in Babylon. These parables reveal truths about personal finance that have been changing people’s lives for years.
The Simple Path to Wealth
Mostly about how to successfully invest, The Simple Path to Wealth, is an easy read that outlines step-by-step about how to make your money grow.
Napoleon Hill uses the stories of Andrew Carnegie, Bill Gates, Henry Ford, and other millionaires to teach how to build wealth. He spent “a fortune and the better part of a lifetime of effort” to develop this “Law of Success” philosophy.