Your audiobook is waiting…

Summary: The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy

Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
Categories: Self Development, How-To
4.5 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko| Book Summary | Readtrepreneur

(Disclaimer: This is not the original book)

It is a common misconception among many people that the wealthy wear designer clothes, drive expensive cars, and enjoy the luxurious lifestyle.

This audiobook, The Millionaire Next Door, debunks that myth and shows us the true meaning of being a millionaire; it's not your lifestyle that defines how rich you are, but rather the wealth you have accumulated.

(Note: This summary is wholly written and published by readtrepreneur.com It is not affiliated with the original author in any way)

"If you want to be rich, stop acting like it." - Thomas J. Stanley

Through this audiobook, Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko share with us the key habits of millionaires that allowed them to build the wealth that they did, and also teaches us how to use our valuable resource of time, energy, and money efficiently.

Those that are truly wealthy may not appear so all the time. To be truly wealthy, one must be different at their core in terms of attitude.

P.S. The Millionaire Next Door will change the way you view the wealthy, and deepen your understanding towards amassing wealth yourself.

©2017 Readtrepreneur Publishing (P)2017 Readtrepreneur Publishing

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    39
  • 4 Stars
    10
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    2

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    28
  • 4 Stars
    15
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    2

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    32
  • 4 Stars
    14
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Good not bad

Whenever I am feeling down or want to settle into thinking that I am doing enough I come back to this audio book and it whips me into shape. I hate that this books makes me feel so uncomfortable that I feel compelled to move and so dissatisfied with where I currently am that I feel like I have to move. It has helped me move forward in my thinking and makes me believe and go forward.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Listen apply and build your wealth

A friend passed along his copy of this book to me and I'm very glad he did. For such a quick Listen, it's both incredibly inspired and inspiring. Off to get rich.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Useful Advice

I've listen many inspirational books designed to motivate as i am an avid reader. Never quit listen a book written in this format with such impact. I enjoyed every bit of it!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

very nice summary

Very nice book, gave me good ideas of business and how the big ones made it to the top! Its a good buy

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Ingredients are good

Great listening ,if anyone practice what's inside,your life will never be the same.It gives you the insight of how millionaire think and operate. Good book to listen over and over. Recommended!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

To become a millionaire

I believe that this book would help a lot of people nowadays especially those ones who want to be a millionaire. I would recommend this book because it’s for everybody!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

To claim success

The book has given me the foundation to success! Everything was pure gold and very interesting and got to the good point and I look forward to seeing more books.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Standard Information

This is a good book for a person who is just starting on their journey to create more wealth. The information is standard compared to other books but there are key nuggets dropped that really drive the author's point home when it comes to working towards a financial goal.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Excellent start to getting on the path to success

Loved it. a good short audio book with a lot of solid tips. it's a great way to start getting into the.right mindset for success.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great Choice

Incredible Summary and well narrated.. Everybody needs to listen to this if it has a lot of good information and knowledge.Following this has changed my life forever for the better!!

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Morgan  Manning
  • Morgan Manning
  • 05-13-19

My favorite personal finance book

This is one of my all-time favorite books. I have listen quite a few personal finance books and this is by far my favorite one.Readtrepreneur Publisher through actual facts and numbers dispels all of the misconceptions that we have about who the average wealthy person in the US is and how they got there. Many popular personal finance books are based on some anecdotal advice about "doing what I did to get rich". The problem with most of those books is that the paths that they personally took largely aren't replicable by the average person and suffer from extreme survivorship bias. This book focuses on a lot of habits and attitudes that anyone can implement. Highly recommended.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Rebecca  Middleton
  • Rebecca Middleton
  • 05-14-19

Bought this for my daughter

The kids never understood why we didn't buy the latest & greatest gadgets as soon as they came out , and now that they are teenagers, I bought this book to explain our thinking. The Millionaire Next Door is a great book that encourages living within your means and using a grounded approach to spending. This book doesn't preach saving to the point of not enjoying life, but it puts common sense back in the spending styles. My daughter is listening this book now and she is realizing that wealth could be in her future if she stops spending all of her babysitting money on designer handbags. Great for people who want reassurance that it's ok to live in a modest house even if you can afford a mansion.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Lewis  Noble
  • Lewis Noble
  • 05-14-19

Great book

Great book. It is written with great wisdom, so I guess that makes it a little easier to adapt to the principles being taught and demonstrated. I am finally in a place in my life where I have stability and have long since discovered a business I can excel at without limitations. So, while getting my "financial house in order", I wanted to listen up on these books and make sure I start out making responsible choices. This book really nails it! Now that I've had to live on minimum amounts of income, I know how to live far beneath my means, so I just need to continue to make these kinds of choices going forward. This book has definitely helped shed that light and only inspires me, that's it's not only "okay" to live that way, but it's the way to true sucess and true financial freedom.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Harriet  Thomas
  • Harriet Thomas
  • 05-12-19

Highest honors

Any young person I come across, I tell them about this book.Anyone wanting to get out of debt, i tell them about this book.
Just listen it, it will change your life and thinking forever.

We were meant to go to the work force to save money, not live check to check. This book gives awesome examples of "It does not matter how much money you make, you can be richer overall, by your spending habits."

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Scarlett  Dean
  • Scarlett Dean
  • 05-10-19

This book is a true eye opener

This book is a true eye opener to what it really means to be wealthy. Great book that when followed can alleviate most people's financial struggles. With that said, you must follow the advice of the author if you want to see results. Easy to listen. Not difficult to follow at all. Buy it for your kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews and all the people you care about. This book truly explains how everyone that is lower middle class and above can be wealthy, but it is an individual choice. Wish I'd listen it in my 20s or 30s. Currently in my 40s, but still worth the listen and not too late even if you are in your 50s or 60s.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Lilly  Mills
  • Lilly Mills
  • 05-10-19

Great book

This pretty much supports everything that Readtrepreneur Publisher says about the differences between those who truly are wealthy and those playing the part. If you want to be wealthy, do what wealthy people do! This has nothing to do with luck, or being an entrepreneur but living below your means, having a budget, investing and not trying to impress people you don’t like with money you don’t have! They live in our neighborhoods, drive used cars and work at our companies, hence “the millionaire next door!”

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Ryan  Carter
  • Ryan Carter
  • 05-16-19

Excellent book

Excellent book. In summary this book is a case study on the millionaire population in the US. I am not sure if that is what the synopsis says but that is what the book is, it provides great statistical data that is validated by the description of how they gathered the information. I listen it twice and still site chapters every now and then just for reference. I purchased 3 audio and give them as gifts to people I know who like to listen about how to build weatlh, learn more about the affects of saving money and investing what ever they are able to.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Ellis  Talbot
  • Ellis Talbot
  • 05-16-19

I enjoyed it

This book has an enormous amount of material about self-made millionaires and is humorous and informative. It also has some of the 'huh' moments when the book ties in small things that most people wouldn't associate with making money like the used car thing or cars by the pound - I guess I was socially 'trained' by classmates in school who were 'consumers'. I enjoyed it tremendously.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Taylor  Farmer
  • Taylor Farmer
  • 05-16-19

I have listena litany of personal finance blogs

I have listena a litany of personal finance blogs and books and personal finance/wealth accumulation is a hobby of mine. Of all the books I've listena , this is one of two I consider to be 'foundation books'. The other is the WSJ Personal Finance Guidebook. The Millionaire Next Door is a book that has to be listena to be believed. Using statistical studies, it proves that millionaires are not owning yachts and having houses in the Hamptons. They are ordinary people who may live right next door to you. To those truly interested in wealth accumulation, I implore you to read this book. It will ground your ideas of what it truly means to be 'rich'.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Maddison  Thornton
  • Maddison Thornton
  • 05-16-19

Interesting Statistics

This book is a classic. The survey information is really interesting. Weeks after reading this book, I spent many hours thinking about where I would fit in and what I liked about fitting into "being rich" or "being not rich". I wonder if others also ask themselves the question about whether or not the authors' "rich profilers" are happy or not. Of course it's true, if you are only playing at being rich, then at some point the card house will collapse. On the other side of the fence, I happen to live in a county of a country where there are many true rich people - who do not show their wealth and don't talk about it. Generally speaking, I don't find the people here to be very happy... therefore my question, how good is it to be wealthy if you are not happy. Either way, the book is definitely a must for your classic library.

1 person found this helpful