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The Five Lessons a Millionaire Taught Me About Life and Wealth



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Easy to understand and simple to apply, The Five Lessons a Millionaire Taught Me About Life and Wealth is one of the most powerful books ever written about money. This book will change your life.

When Richard Paul Evans was twelve, his father, a building contractor, shattered both his legs. With no insurance, no income, and eight children, the family was destitute. At that difficult time young Evans was introduced to a kind multimillionaire who taught him the five secrets of wealth. Today, Evans credits those lessons not just with bringing him wealth and success but with bringing him freedom and opportunity in a world where financial slavery is ubiquitous.

In his signature motivational voice, Evans interweaves those influential lessons with personal stories from everyday people. He explains that money should not be the preoccupation of our lives. Rather, if we follow the five principles, we will be free to focus on God, family, and relationships—the true nourishments of life.

Wise and compelling, The Five Lessons a Millionaire Taught Me About Life and Wealth can be read in a single sitting and will leave you with a new view of what it means to be rich—and convinced that you, too, can build wealth. The Five Lessons a Millionaire Taught Me About Life and Wealth is endorsed by financial consultants, churches, schools, and marriage counselors.

You cannot afford to be without this book.

About The Author

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Richard Paul Evans is the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than forty novels. There are currently more than thirty-five million copies of his books in print worldwide, translated into more than twenty-four languages. Richard is the recipient of numerous awards, including two first place Storytelling World Awards, the Romantic Times Best Women’s Novel of the Year Award, and five Religion Communicators Council’s Wilbur Awards. Seven of Richard’s books have been produced as television movies. His first feature film, The Noel Diary, starring Justin Hartley (This Is Us) and acclaimed film director, Charles Shyer (Private Benjamin, Father of the Bride), premiered in 2022. In 2011 Richard began writing Michael Vey, a #1 New York Times bestselling young adult series which has won more than a dozen awards. Richard is the founder of The Christmas Box International, an organization devoted to maintaining emergency children’s shelters and providing services and resources for abused, neglected, or homeless children and young adults. To date, more than 125,000 youths have been helped by the charity. For his humanitarian work, Richard has received the Washington Times Humanitarian of the Century Award and the Volunteers of America National Empathy Award. Richard lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife, Keri, and their five children and two grandchildren. You can learn more about Richard on his website

Product Details

  • Publisher: Touchstone (January 10, 2006)
  • Length: 160 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780743287005

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"Oliver Wendell Holmes taught, 'I would give a fig for the simplicity on this side of complexity, but I would give my right arm for the simplicity on the far side of complexity.' These five lessons represent that simplicity with a larger sublime context."

-- Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

"Richard Paul Evans not only teaches the prudent acquisition of wealth but the proper way to use it. I would as readily recommend this book to the young, cash-strapped newlywed couple as to the manager of a multibillion-dollar enterprise."

-- Robert C. Gay, managing director, Bain Capital

"In The Five Lessons a Millionaire Taught Me About Life and Wealth, RichardPaul Evans explains in a concise and, therefore, powerful way the principles of wealth. You, who are willing to put the five lessons into practice, will become wealthy. And in doing so, you will increase your powers of opportunity and your ability to be generous in a faltering world."

-- Hyrum Smith, cofounder, Franklin Covey

"As president of the American Medical Association, I saw firsthand the health risk imposed by debt and poverty....I personally recommend this book to anyone wishing for better health, a happier marriage, or a better life."

-- Dr. John Nelson, former president, American Medical Association

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