Like many college freshmen, Kim planned to go to school, graduate, get a job, work, and begin the steady climb to the top of some corporate-ladder. She figured that college would be the ticket to a more secure life. It took several years before Kim made her first investment in a tiny house in Portland, Oregon with $5,000 she didn't have and made her $25 per month in cash flow. After that, there was no turning back. From these humble beginnings to self-made millionaire, Kim's knowledge grew with every deal. And she now shares that knowledge as an internationally-renowned speaker, author (Rich Woman, Good Deal Bad Deal), entrepreneur, real estate investor, radio show host, and the founder of RichWoman.com.
In fact, for a time, Kim and Robert were penniless, choosing to follow their dream of becoming financially-free and learn all they could about money, people and life. Rather than take jobs, they studied and worked to develop a company that would teach people what they themselves were learning.
Kim's Portland investment netted her $25 per month in cash flow. It wasn't much, even back then, but it was a start. And more importantly than the money, it represented freedom.
“The first deal is the hardest,”Kim says,“ My hand was shaking signing the papers. But once that $25 was rolling in, I was hooked. I knew I could do it again, I knew I could do it bigger.”
From these humble beginnings to self-made millionaire, Kim Kiyosaki followed the Rich Dad teachings, elevated her knowledge and grew with every deal.