Robert Toru Kiyosaki ( Kiyosaki Tooru, born April 8, 1947) is an American businessman and author. Kiyosaki is the founder of the Rich Dad Company, a private financial education company that provides personal finance and business education to people through books and videos. As per Forbes, the company's main revenues come from franchisees of the Rich dad seminars that are conducted by independent people using Kiyosaki's brand name for a fee. He is also the creator of the Cashflow board and software games to educate adults and children business and financial concepts.
His seminars in USA and Canada are conducted in collaboration with a company called Whitney information network and are contracted out to local companies as franchisees in the rest of the world including the Philippines.
Kiyosaki is the author of more than 26 books, including the international self-published personal finance Rich Dad Poor Dad series of books which has been translated into 51 languages, available in 109 countries and have combined sales of over 27 million copies sold worldwide. He has also been criticized for advocating the use of illegal and unfair practices and a "get rich quick" philosophy.