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The presentation took place as Kiyosaki took the stage at the Los Angeles Convention Center, to the applause of over 15,000 people, as a keynote speaker at the Learning Annex Real Estate Wealth Expo. Rich Dad Poor Dad - USA Today's #1 Money Book for 2004 - is published in 41 languages and available in 80 countries.
The award, presented by KOCE's Marie Hall-Brown, host of the station's BookMark show, came as a surprise to Kiyosaki and his partners - co-author Sharon Lechter and wife Kim Kiyosaki. KOCE broadcasts from Huntington Beach, California.
In acknowledging the contributions of The Rich Dad Company to financial education, Hall-Brown said, "The world gives many people wonderful gifts...but it takes very special people to share those gifts with others."
Bill Zanker, owner of The Learning Annex, applauds Rich Dad's spirit of generosity. Zanker said, "When I asked Robert if he would support this event through a Rich Dad pledge drive with PBS he didn't hesitate."
According to Hall-Brown, the Rich Dad educational segments and related pledge drive was
the most successful drive in the station's history - setting a new PBS record.
"It is an honor for The Rich Dad Company to support Public Television," said Kiyosaki,
"We are thrilled to partner with an organization as committed to education as PBS and humbled by their recognition and support of the Rich Dad mission."
Ed Miskevich, assistant station manager, said, "KOCE is very proud to showcase the life-changing approach to economic independence presented in the program 'Rich Dad Poor Dad.' "
On behalf of The Rich Dad Company, CEO Eric Kufel affirmed the company's commitment to education: "Rich Dad is a mission-driven company and 100% of our efforts are dedicated to our vision of 'elevating the well-being of humanity.' "
Kufel added, "PBS' acknowledgement means a great deal to us and we value our relationships with all the PBS stations across the country."
Rich Dad Poor Dad is the story of Kiyosaki's two dads: his real dad, a well-educated superintendent of schools in Hawaii who struggled financially all his life, and his rich dad, the father of his best friend whose entrepreneurial spirit trumped his lack of formal education and set him on a path to become one of the wealthiest men in Hawaii.
About The Rich Dad Company
The Rich Dad Company www.richdad.com (CASHFLOW Technologies, Inc.) is based in Scottsdale, Arizona and teaches personal finance and business to people throughout the world through books, seminars and educational products including the popular board game CASHFLOW 101. The company was founded in 1997 by partners Robert Kiyosaki, Kim Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter. Rich Dad Poor Dad, published in 41 languages and available in 80 countries, has sold over 20 million copies world-wide and has held the top spot on the New York Times best sellers list repeatedly over the past 240 weeks that it has held a ranking on that list. Rich Dad Poor Dad topped USA Today's best selling Money Books list for 2003 and 2004, and was the 30th best-selling book of all published books for 2004.
The Rich Dad books support the message of individual empowerment through financial education. The books include: Rich Dad Poor Dad, Rich Dad's CASHFLOW Quadrant, Rich Dad's Guide to Investing, Rich Dad's Rich Kid Smart Kid, Rich Dad's Retire Young Retire Rich, Rich Dad's Prophecy, Rich Dad's Success Stories, Rich Dad's Guide to Becoming Rich Without Cutting Up Your Credit Cards, Rich Dad's Who Took My Money? (Published by Warner Business Books), and Rich Dad Poor Dad for Teens and the new graphic novel Escape From the Rat Race (Warner Books/Little, Brown and Company).
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