Sunday, December 28, 2008

Book Review: Ten Roads to Riches

If you want to get really, really rich, then you need to get the advice of an expert, someone who is already a billionaire, and someone who works with the very wealthy on a day-to-day basis. That person is Ken Fisher, Forbes columnist, head of the money management firm Fisher Investments, and #271 on the 2007 Forbes 400 list of the wealthiest Americans. Fisher is also the author of several investment books including the New York Times bestseller The Only Three Questions That Count: Investing by Knowing What Others Don't , published by Fisher Investments Press and Wiley.

Fortunately for you, Fisher has written about ten different ways of becoming very wealthy, not a millionaire, but a multimillionaire or even a billionaire. He has put together a thorough analysis and description of these opportunities in a book called The Ten Roads to Riches: The Ways the Wealthy Got There (And How You Can Too!), another Fisher Investments Press and Wiley publication. Obviously, all ten of these roads won't appeal to or even be possible for everyone, but there are at least one or two pathways for anyone.

What is great about the book is that he uses real life examples, and even mentions names! He lets you know how these individuals got their start and made quantum leaps to the multimillionaires' club. Fisher even gives specifics with regards to resources, such as recommended books and web sites.

If you are looking for a book about how to invest in the stock market, you won't find it in this book. Ten Roads, is completely different from all his other investment books, a much easier read, much more humor, and by far his best book in my opinion.

Examples of some of the roads include starting your own business, become the CEO of an existing business (tip: take acting lessons!), and marrying into wealth (a very amusing and interesting chapter). The sooner you start down one of these roads, the sooner you will achieve wealth. And of course, the younger you are, the better your chances are of reaching your wealth goal. So don't waste any more time; buy a New Year's gift for yourself and get a copy of The Ten Roads to Riches: The Ways the Wealthy Got There (And How You Can Too!).

By Fred Fuld at

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