Robert Kiyosaki was born an raised in Hilo, Hawaii and grew up idolizing his "Rich Dad", a friends father, and his "Poor Dad", his own father. Throughout his growing life he received conflicting advice from both his fathers. He became financially wise thanks to his ability to compare and contrast his two fathers.
Roberts books offer fantastic insights into personal finances and how to break the "mindset" of money being an evil, dominating force in peoples lives. He promotes "financial education" and helps people grow with his products and books.