Top Money Personal Finance Book Recommendations From Successful People

  • Insider has spoken with dozens of highly successful individuals and rounded up their top books.
  • “Rich Dad Poor Dad” is a favorite among real estate investors and early retirees.
  • Super savers drew inspiration from “Set for Life” and “I Will Teach You to Be Rich.”

Books can be a helpful tool if you’re looking to build more wealth, save more money, or simply need a bit of inspiration. 

Insider has spoken to dozens of successful people, from CEOs of large companies to individuals who paid off large amounts of debt before achieving financial independence, and asked them to share the books that have helped get them to where they are today. 

Here are 12 of their favorites.

1. “The Simple Path to Wealth” by J.L. Collins

Ali and Josh Lupo, who paid off six-figures in debt and are on track to retire before 40, say that the principles laid out in “The Simple Path to Wealth” helped shape their investing mindset. 

Collins’ book taught them that investing “doesn’t need to be nearly as complicated as people often think it is,” Ali told Insider. She and Josh use a Roth IRA and a taxable brokerage account to invest their money in index funds and exchange-traded funds. 

The author also dives into how to avoid debt and what to do if you already have it, how to invest in a raging bull or bear market, and how to safely spend your wealth. 

2. “I Will Teach You to Be Rich” by…

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