The Ten Roads to Riches: The Ways the Wealthy Got There (And How You Can Too!)

Overview

Discover how your net worth can be worth more

The Ten Roads to Riches takes an engaging and informative look at some of America's most famous (and infamous) modern-day millionaires (and billionaires) and reveals how they found their fortunes. Surprisingly, the super-wealthy usually get there by taking just one of ten possible roads. And now, so can you! Plenty of books tell you how to be frugal and save, but The Ten Roads to Riches tells you ...

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Overview

Discover how your net worth can be worth more

The Ten Roads to Riches takes an engaging and informative look at some of America's most famous (and infamous) modern-day millionaires (and billionaires) and reveals how they found their fortunes. Surprisingly, the super-wealthy usually get there by taking just one of ten possible roads. And now, so can you! Plenty of books tell you how to be frugal and save, but The Ten Roads to Riches tells you how you can, realistically, get super-rich.

Throughout these pages, renowned investment expert and self-made billionaire Ken Fisher highlights amusing anecdotes of individuals who have traveled (or tumbled) down each road, and tells you how to increase your chances of success. Whether it's starting a business, owning real estate, investing wisely, or even marrying very, very well, Fisher will show how some got it right and others got it horribly wrong.

  • Find out the right questions to ask when starting your own business-the richest road of all
  • Learn what Mark Cuban, Rupert Murdoch, and rapper Jay-Z have in common, and how you can emulate them
  • Discover how to avoid high-profile flameouts like the Enron guys and jailed plaintiffs' lawyer Melvyn Weiss

Whether you're just beginning to plan your financial future or well on your way, The Ten Roads to Riches can show you how to gain and, more importantly, maintain the wealth you want.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470481554
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/2/2009
  • Series: Fisher Investments Press Series , #14
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 228
  • Sales rank: 976,134
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Ken Fisher is best known for his prestigious "Portfolio Strategy" column in Forbes magazine, where his 25-year tenure of high-profile calls makes him the fourth longest-running columnist in Forbes' history. Ken is the founder, Chairman, and CEO of Fisher Investments, an independent global money management firm. He is on Investment Advisor magazine's prestigious IA-25 list of the industry's most influential people; and has published five previous books, including the New York Times bestseller The Only Three Questions That Count and How to Smell a Rat—both of which are published by Wiley.

Lara Hoffmans graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BA in theatre. She is a content manger at Fisher Investments and contributing editor of MarketMinder.com. She also coauthored with Ken Fisher the bestseller The Only Three Questions That Count and How to Smell a Rat.

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Table of Contents

Preface: Why Ten Roads?

Acknowledgments.

Chapter 1 The Richest Road.

Picking a Path.

Newer or Better?

Built to Sell or Built to Last?

Bootstrap or Finance?

Public or Private?

The Big Bull’s-Eye.

Founders Are Quitters—Just Do It.

Chapter 2 Pardon Me, That’s My Throne.

Gray Hair and Dues-Paying.

A CEO-volution (Through My Father’s Eyes).

How to Lead.

How to Get the Job.

The Big Payday.

CEOs and Superheroes.

The Best Part.

Chapter 3 Along for the Ride: Ride-Alongs.

Why Ride Along?

Pick the Right Firm.

Be the Right Guy.

Chapter 4 Rich . . . and Famous.

The Talent Show.

Potholes Ahead No One Sees!

Mogul Meandering.

Chapter 5 Marry Well. Really Well.

How to Marry a Millionaire Billionaire.

Like a Fine Wine—Well Maintained.

Men Can Play Too!

Love, Marriage, and Money.

Chapter 6 Steal It—Like a Pirate, but Legally.

Crusader or Pirate?

Raider’s Road.

The Richest Legal Road.

Tort Us and the Scare.

Target Practice.

When a Pirate Becomes a Villain.

The Inside Track.

Chapter 7 OPM—Not Opium: Where Most of the Richest Are.

Basic OPM Career Rules.

Steps to OPM Wealth.

Hedge Your Bets.

Private Equity’s Big Bucks.

Don’t Break the Law.

Love Capitalism, Not Social Acceptance.

Chapter 8 Inventing Income.

The True Inventors.

Writing for Dollars.

Political Pensions—and Good News.

If You Can’t Be President . . . .

Think Tanks Run Amok—a Sham-Scam.

Chapter 9 Trumping the Land Barons.

Monetize It.

The Fool’s Bargain.

Getting Started.

Buy, Build, or Both?

Where to Be and Not to Be; That Is the Question.

Chapter 10 The Road More Traveled.

Income Matters.

Saving Grace.

Get a Good Rate of Return (Buy Stocks).

The Right Strategy.

Bonds Are Riskier Than Stocks. Seriously.

Like Hetty?

Conclusion.

Notes.

Index.

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