|Donald J. Trump
Chairman and President, The Trump Organization
Donald J. Trump is the very definition of the American success story, continually setting the standards of excellence while expanding his interests in real estate, gaming, sports and entertainment. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance and started his business career in an office he shared with his father.
In New York City, the Trump signature is synonymous with the most prestigious of addresses, among them the world-renowned Fifth Avenue skyscraper, Trump Tower, the Trump International Hotel & Tower, voted the best US Hotel by Conde Nast Traveler, Trump World Tower at the United Nations Plaza, 40 Wall Street, and Trump Park Avenue. Besides New York, he is involved in developing properties across the nation, with projects in Chicago, Las Vegas, Miami, Atlantic City, Los Angeles, and Palm Beach. Mr. Trump’s portfolio also includes four award-winning golf courses in New York, New Jersey, Florida and California, and the historic Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida. His first project in Dubai was announced in 2005, to be called The Palm Trump International Hotel & Tower.
In a departure from his real estate acquisitions, Mr. Trump and the NBC Television Network are partners in the ownership and broadcast rights for the three largest beauty competitions in the world: the Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA Pageants. He is also the star and co-producer of the hit television series, The Apprentice, which has received national and worldwide attention. In the summer of 2004, his radio program on Clear Channel made its debut and broke all syndication records.
Mr. Trump has authored seven books, all of which have become bestsellers. Trump World Magazine was launched in 2004, Trump University Online in 2005, and the Donald J. Trump licensing program currently includes men’s suits, dress shirts, neckwear, cuff links, watches, eyewear, and fragrance. In January of 2006, GoTrump.com, an online travel agency, made its debut.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Author of Rich Dad Poor Dad and the Rich Dad book series
Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad Poor Dad USA Today’s #1 Money Book for two years running and the international runaway bestseller 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 money.
In communicating his point of view on why ‘old’ advice get a good job, work hard, 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, and courage.
Rich 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 has held a top spot on the famed New York Timeslist for over five years. Translated into 46 languages and available in 97 countries. the Rich Dad series has sold over 26 million copies worldwide and has dominated bestsellers lists across Asia, Australia, South America, Mexico, and Europe. In 2005, Robert was inducted into the Amazon.com Hall of Fame as one of that that bookseller’s Top 25 Authors. There are currently 13 books in the Rich Dad series.
Robert writes a bi-weekly column ‘Why the Rich Are Getting Richer’ for Yahoo! Finance and a monthly column titled ‘Rich Returns’ for Entrepreneur Magazine.
Prior 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. Today there are more than 1,600 CASHFLOW Clubs game groups independent of The Rich Dad Company in cities throughout the world. Born 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 the 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. In Robert’s words, “We 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.”
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