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


Everyone wants to be rich (well, most everyone). Ken Fisher explains ten different ways of getting there in his 2008 book, The Ten Roads to Riches. For example, people can go the old-fashioned, tried-and-true route and save every penny. Or they can go the super-fast (and super-lucky) route and win the lottery. A fast-paced read with many entertaining examples, The Ten Roads to Riches outlines each road, what it takes to get there and the possible benefits and pitfalls of each.

Why ten roads? Ken Fisher explains: "It's just the observation of this roads scholar from studying wealthy people all my 36-year investment career. I've got over 25,000 wealthy clients I’ve studied carefully--some for decades. As a 24-year Forbes columnist I've studied and written about the annual Forbes 400 list of richest Americans for decades--and been on it and the Forbes global billionaire list myself since 2005--and know people on both lists in and out of America, and interacted with many more very wealthy people. From all my observation, I can tell you they all fit into ten basic categories."

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

New York Times Best Seller,

by Ken Fisher with Lara Hoffmans
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
October 2008
Hardcover: 228 Pages


Ken Fisher—self-made billionaire, bestselling author, longtime Forbes columnist, and industry influencer—revisits one of his most personal studies on how the wealthy achieve their success. Drawn from his work with a vast, high-profile list of clients and his own firsthand trials and errors at making it big, This refreshed and revised edition of The Ten Roads to Riches divulges new insights into Ken's investing techniques and wealth-building tips through an expanded collection of real-life successes, failures, and flops. The road you take—your road to riches—is up to you. Whether you have your eyes set on the types of fortunes held by the multibillionaires inside or simply a nest egg that will improve your standard of living in retirement, this engaging and informative Second Edition takes you far beyond the previous edition by enhancing the endlessly useful, illustrative road map to all the ways people acquire wealth with actionable advice based on Ken's core money strategies. Through memorable narratives and hard-won advice you can turn to for inspired decision making, this everyday resource shows you:

  • Rich is not a bad four-letter word—go after the wealth you deserve without feeling guilty
  • Some marry into it, others steal it (legally!), and a few are born into it—rules of thumb at the end of each chapter for a successful journey down every road
  • How to hold onto it! You can't get rich foolishly losing money

Know how to position yourself for success on the specific road you're on with The Ten Roads to Riches, (Second Edition.)

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

by Ken Fisher with Elisabeth Dellinger
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
April 2017
Hardcover: 272 Pages