What are really the best books to read if you want to be rich, make money & build wealth?
Hello Aluxers, why don’t we take a look at the Best Books to get rich?! This is going to be a game changer for those of you early on in your journey to riches, as it was for us!
We’ve been personally reading between 30 to 50 books per year for over a decade now, and although not all of them are self-help books, we enjoy our share of novels & biographies, a good portion of our library if filled with those focused on building wealth & a live worth living.
We strongly believe that this practice, of constantly exposing ourselves to valuable ideas, coupled with our discipline and perseverance has been the key to the success we’ve seen in life so far.
Top CEOs read over 50 books per year, while the average person merely reads 1.
Out of hundreds of books read, we boiled it down to this list right here. You’ll find the list with links to Amazon for each book.
You’re not going to find The Secret or Think and Grow rich in this list. It’s not about attracting wealth into your life, this list is about creating wealth through your actions.
If you don’t feel like reading, here’s the video version of this article:
With that said, this is the Ultimate List when it comes to the Best Books on Getting Rich:
by George S. Clason
When our brother in law came to us for guidance on where to start his financial journey, this was the 1st book we recommended, so we’re recommending it to you as well.
The richest man in Babylon is a fundamental book in terms of thinking about your life in relation to money & what it means to buy your freedom.
The lessons you’ll learn from this one book are enough to change your future if you’re open to listen.
If you’re at the beginning of your journey, start with this one!
If you go to alux.com/freebook and this is the first time you sign up, you can get any of these titles, including the richest man in Babylon, as an audiobook for free thanks to our friends at Audible.
By Robert Kiyosaki
This is the third financial book we’ve ever read when we were young and it changed the way we looked at money forever. Growing up poor, the story spoke to us differently and because of this book now we own cash flow generating properties & business.
Whenever people ask us how to build sustainable wealth, rich dad poor dad always comes up as the go-to recommendation because it’s so easy to digest, unlike most focused financial books.
Your life changes after you read this book.
By MJ DeMarco
This is another book that’s lesser known than the previous two, but it shifted our focus in our journey. When you’re starting out, you don’t have the money to buy rental properties or millions of dollars to invest in the stock market. This book addresses this issue.
The best option you have is to start a business that has the potential to blow up. For us, it’s been ALUX. Only after we’ve made millions we’ve used the knowledge from other books to diversify and safeguard our wealth.
The Millionaire Fastlane is a must read for those of you who are feeling a hunger and are able to throw themselves completely into making this happen. It’s the most realistic approach you’ll ever find when it comes to getting rich quicker than through traditional cut costs, save & invest.
By Tony Robbins
We believe these 2 should be a single book. Money Master the Game together with Unshakable is probably the most valuable resource tony robbins has ever put out.
After reading this book, we’ve shifted our strategy from investing in stocks to moving almost all our additional savings into index funds through Vanguard.
Money Master the game is the best option someone who’s not a creative entrepreneur has at building sustainable wealth. If you’re not ready to build a business or product that’s going to make you millions, this book will provide you with step by step instructions on what to do exactly if you want to get rich.
Unshakable, is a must read for anyone who wants to take the first lessons to the next level – it is also the strategy we, and almost every other rich individual, use to make money during recessions like the one we have ahead of us right now.
By Benjamin Graham
Warren Buffet calls this: The best book on investment ever written! And we tend to agree.
If you are going to invest in the stock market by buying shares in companies, this is your crash course into long term and safe investing. It teaches you how to look at a company and understand its financials in order to determine if you should invest or not.
Almost every long term successful investor has followed the exact strategy Graham has outlined in his book called: VALUE INVESTING and so should you until something even better comes along.
By Ray Dalio
Ray Dalio has just under 140 billion dollars under management. He’s the guy in charge of making the rich even richer. The barrier to entry is at least 7.5 million to invest, with yearly fees of a minimum of $500,000.
When this guy writes a book about everything he’s learned in his career, it’s a must read.
Principles outlines Dalio’s line of thinking and it’s these core ideas that change the way you move when it comes to money.
If you want to be rich, study the rich!
By Tim Ferriss
This has been another life-changer for us. Everybody in our organization has been working remotely by choice since the beginning. The 4 hours work week showcased the possibility of building and running a business from anywhere in the world, which at the time we read the book was something completely revolutionary.
Of course we work a lot more than 4 hours, but we used the lessons on automation and outsourcing to dramatically accelerate the growth of our business. Instead of paying for expensive office space, we can afford to pay our employees more & the talent is not limited to one location.
The four hour work week is probably the best book for those of you who enjoy the freelancer lifestyle but maybe want to build it into a multi-million dollar business.
We can’t recommend it enough.
By Peter Thiel
Peter Thiel is one of our favorite investors, for those of you who don’t know, he’s the co-founder of PayPal with Elon Musk & right now he’s one of the few people who can actually rival Elon in terms of successful companies and innovation.
Zero to One is one of those books that forces your mind to think about possibilities, about what building the future implies and how you can be part of it. If you’re looking to build the next world changing start-up, this book is your best starting point.
It’s a very short but great read which we can’t recommend enough to everyone in our community.
By Burke Hedges
Speaking of short reads, to this very day we haven’t found a more compact gold nugget than this one. We’ve gifted this one over 100 times to friends who want to learn more about business, but are not avid readers. It’s less than 125 pages – meaning you can read it all in 3 hours or so even if you’re a slow reader – and the lesson is buried in a very easy to follow story.
It’s not as well known as the other titles, which is even more reason for us to include it in this best books to get rich list.
Anyone reading this book understands that their focus needs to change and something clicks in you as you progress through the pages. Since it’s a short story, we don’t want to spoil it for you, but make sure to pick up a copy or listen to it for free at alux.com/freebook.
by Dale Carnegie
Although technology is changing fast, the way we talk and interact with one another in the business world still relies on fundamentals like trust, openness and the ability to connect with the person you’re speaking to.
In our opinion this is Carnegie’s Magnum Opus, the best piece he’s ever put out and the fact that it stood the test of time is a testament to just how valuable the information is.
Even if you’re not a business person, this book will help you get ahead in life through the way you communicate.
by Michael E. Gerber
Many of you are probably dreaming of the day of quitting your job and starting your own business, being your own boss, isn’t that right?
Well, the E-Myth Revisited comes down like Thor’s hammer crushing your dreams with a harsh but truthful reality.
9 out of 10 businesses fail and as much as you’d like to think you’re the exception, you’re statistically more likely to be one of the 9 that fail. This book brings forth the specific mistakes new entrepreneurs make ending up worse than they were when they were working for someone else.
We’ve read this book numerous times and everytime we do, we fix small parts of our business.
“If your business depends on you, you don’t have a business, you have a job!”
By Eric Ries
Once you read the E-Myth Revisited and know what NOT to do, it’s time to build your start-up, but you want to do it in a healthy and sustainable way. Eric Ries’ book, the Lean Start-up is the GO-TO resource for building a new company in today’s world.
Although start-ups aren’t as hot today as they were 5 years ago, true entrepreneurs are busy building the future. The lean start-up gives you backdoor access to how this should be done in order to improve your chances of success.
If you are looking for a step-by-step plan to build a business, then this is the book for you!
By Robert Cialdini & Chris Voss
These are 2 separate book by quite two different individuals. Any business or high performing individual needs to master SALES if they want to get ahead.
Robert Cialdini wrote what is considered to be the best sells book ever written with INFLUENCE, but we still felt like it was missing something and that something we found in Never Split the difference.
These 2 books together are everything you need to know about sales & negotiations. They will help you more in life than any motivational video or webinar you will attend.
Those who can’t sell, don’t eat!
If you’re hungry, you better Learn how to do it right!
By Simon Sinek
You’ve probably seen Simon’s TED talk on this topic by now and his book expands on this crucial difference in approach when it comes to the identity of your company and the way you communicate it.
Simon has been able to decode the secret to Apple’s strategy and put it in simple words that everyone can understand and apply to their own business.
It’s these small changes in direction that add up to big results on the long run.
by Robert Greene & respectively Sun Tzu
The last 2 books on our 15 best books on getting rich are 48 Laws of Power & the Art of War.
Together, these 2 are a combination of the most valuable strategic advice you can leverage in business and life. It doesn’t matter where in your financial journey you are, you will definitely find something that applies to you which can tip the balance in your favor.
When it comes to getting rich, building wealth and keeping it, these 15 – or better said 18 – books are by far the most valuable we’ve found and are honestly your best option of dramatically improving your shot at success.
These are mandatory reading materials in our opinion and we’re curious to know:
How many of these have you already read Aluxers? If you still have some you haven’t touched we wouldn’t wait any longer. The sooner you get your hands on them – or in the case of audiobooks your ears – the better.
This wraps up our take on the 15 Best Books to Get Rich & Build Wealth!