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

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If you've ever wondered how the super-rich built their wealth, then this book is for you. 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.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. PREFACE: WHY TEN ROADS?
    1. A ROADMAP TO THE TEN ROADS
    2. WHAT IS RICH ANYWAY?
    3. CELEBRITY OR NO?
    4. WHAT ABOUT OTHER ROADS?
    5. THE RIGHT ROAD
  3. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  4. 1. THE RICHEST ROAD
    1. 1.1. PICKING A PATH
    2. 1.2. NEWER OR BETTER?
    3. 1.3. BUILT TO SELL OR BUILT TO LAST?
    4. 1.4. BOOTSTRAP OR FINANCE?
    5. 1.5. PUBLIC OR PRIVATE?
    6. 1.6. THE BIG BULL's-EYE
    7. 1.7. FOUNDERS ARE QUITTERS—JUST DO IT
  5. 2. PARDON ME, THAT'S MY THRONE
    1. 2.1. GRAY HAIR AND DUES-PAYING
    2. 2.2. A CEO-VOLUTION (THROUGH MY FATHER'S EYES)
    3. 2.3. HOW TO LEAD
    4. 2.4. HOW TO GET THE JOB
    5. 2.5. THE BIG PAYDAY
    6. 2.6. CEOS AND SUPERHEROES
    7. 2.7. THE BEST PART
  6. 3. ALONG FOR THE RIDE: RIDE-ALONGS
    1. 3.1. WHY RIDE ALONG?
    2. 3.2. PICK THE RIGHT FIRM
    3. 3.3. BE THE RIGHT GUY
  7. 4. RICH ... AND FAMOUS
    1. 4.1. THE TALENT SHOW
    2. 4.2. POTHOLES AHEAD NO ONE SEES!
    3. 4.3. MOGUL MEANDERING
  8. 5. MARRY WELL. REALLY WELL
    1. 5.1. How To Marry a Millionaire Billionaire
    2. 5.2. LIKE A FINE WINE—WELL MAINTAINED
    3. 5.3. MEN CAN PLAY TOO!
    4. 5.4. LOVE, MARRIAGE, AND MONEY
  9. 6. STEAL IT—LIKE A PIRATE, BUT LEGALLY
    1. 6.1. CRUSADER OR PIRATE?
    2. 6.2. RAIDER'S ROAD
    3. 6.3. THE RICHEST LEGAL ROAD
    4. 6.4. TORT US AND THE SCARE
    5. 6.5. TARGET PRACTICE
    6. 6.6. WHEN A PIRATE BECOMES A VILLAIN
    7. 6.7. THE INSIDE TRACK
  10. 7. OPM—NOT OPIUM: WHERE MOST OF THE RICHEST ARE
    1. 7.1. BASIC OPM CAREER RULES
    2. 7.2. STEPS TO OPM WEALTH
    3. 7.3. HEDGE YOUR BETS
    4. 7.4. PRIVATE EQUITY'S BIG BUCKS
    5. 7.5. DON'T BREAK THE LAW
    6. 7.6. LOVE CAPITALISM, NOT SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE
  11. 8. INVENTING INCOME
    1. 8.1. THE TRUE INVENTORS
    2. 8.2. WRITING FOR DOLLARS
    3. 8.3. POLITICAL PENSIONS—AND GOOD NEWS
    4. 8.4. IF YOU CAN'T BE PRESIDENT ...
    5. 8.5. THINK TANKS RUN AMOK—A SHAM-SCAM
  12. 9. TRUMPING THE LAND BARONS
    1. 9.1. MONETIZE IT
    2. 9.2. THE FOOL'S BARGAIN
    3. 9.3. GETTING STARTED
    4. 9.4. BUY, BUILD, OR BOTH?
    5. 9.5. WHERE TO BE AND NOT TO BE; THAT IS THE QUESTION
  13. 10. THE ROAD MORE TRAVELED
    1. 10.1. INCOME MATTERS
    2. 10.2. SAVING GRACE
    3. 10.3. GET A GOOD RATE OF RETURN (BUY STOCKS)
    4. 10.4. THE RIGHT STRATEGY
    5. 10.5. BONDS ARE RISKIER THAN STOCKS. SERIOUSLY
    6. 10.6. LIKE HETTY?
  14. CONCLUSION
  15. NOTES