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Rich Dad Poor Dad
A U.S. District Court jury ruled Zanker and the Annex were
entitled to a certain percentage of the profits from those engagements.
Zanker told the New York Post he was responsible for making
Rich Dad, Poor Dad into the global name it is today.
‘I took Kiyosaki’s brand and made it bigger. The deal was I
would get a percentage and he reneged,’ Zanker said.
‘We had a signed letter of intent. The Learning Annex is the
greatest promoter. We put his ‘Rich Dad’ brand on a stage. We truly prepared
him for great fame and riches. But when it was time for him to pay up, he said
no.’

Rich Dad, Poor Dad, has sold over 26 million copies and
earned Kiyosaki widespread fame as a financial commentator and celebrity fans.
Will Smith said he was teaching his son about financial
responsibility by reading the book and Oprah Winfrey endorsed it on her show.
Even Donald Trump liked his advice, co-writing the book Why
We Want You to be Rich with Kiyosaki in 2006.
The book is so successful it’s inspired a musical, Women
Must Have Money, to be staged in Shanghai this November.
‘Oprah believed in him, and Will Smith believed in him, but
he didn’t keep his promise to us,’ Zanker said.
Mike Sullivan, CEO of Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Co., told
reporters Kiyosaki would not put personal assets towards the judgement and
claimed the judgement was far more than Rich Global LLC’s value.
‘The dealings we had with the Learning Annex were with a
company that hasn’t been in business for a number of years,’ Sullivan said.
‘I am not surprised Learning Annex is upset and angry, the
money doesn’t exist in that company, and we can’t bring money out of the group.
‘We have a few million dollars in this company, but not 16
or 20. I can’t do anything about a $20 million judgment. We got hit for what we
think is a completely outlandish figure.’
Source: Daily Mail

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