One of the most frequently asked questions I get on speaking and book tours is “where can I network with the rich?” Even in the midst of the great recession, the wealthy can be found everywhere. That being said, they do have their favorite places, and that’s where I’ve been interviewing them for the past 28 years. Palm Beach, Sydney, London, Manhattan, Aspen, Palm Springs are just a few. I’m spending this week in one of them, and the streets here are paved with gold chock full of people with more money than then they know what to do with and the knowledge to help others do the same. All you have to do is ask, which is what I’ve been doing since 1984.

If you want to be wealthy or wealthier, associate with people who are already there. For those of you interested in expediting the process, watch this short video i taped today at 12,000 feet above sea level and join us April 16-May 21, for the 2012 session of the Mental Toughness College. Visit Steve Siebold  (1:38)

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Steve Siebold
Author and Professional Speaker since 1997. Past Chairman of the National Speakers Association's Million Dollar Speakers Group. Author of 11 books with 1.4 million copies in print.

11 thoughts on “Where are the Rich?”

  1. The ladder to success has the rungs to great heights are all too obvious. The next rung is within your reach to attain the riches you deserve. The inability to reach could be the basis for failed development. Happiness and success can be found at any level. Failed development can happen at any rung if you don’t reach for the next rung.

    Mike identified the rungs above.

  2. what i want to know is how long this party here has been going on and why didnt i hear about it. Great blog! I just got given a link today.

    I assure you, no one has “more money than they know what to do with” I know people making $200 a week and $6,000 a week family trust money and not working. The problem is everyone i know is always short of money …

    Trust me Marlene, my accountant said to me he was working on a case where a guy was earning $20m a year through a family trust and wanted an investigation done (forensic audit) to challenge that income because he thought he was getting ripped off and didnt know how he received the money and from where. There are people out there who have more money than they know what to deal with. Theres people that are accumulating more money than they can possibly handle and spending and focusing their mental energy of where and how they will spend their next dollar..on a product, service, book, etc and to them ..thats their “job” (how to allocate this tide of money coming in for free). They never get up in the morning and go to a job.

    This is based on personal experience

  3. As far as addressing the obscene income disparity in the USA, I believe Ms. Samuels is right.

    1. Leo,
      America has always had income disparity and always will. The producers will always be paid to produce, and the masses will work to support their greatest endeavors. Is Peyton Manning really worth 100 million? You bet. Thats why he’s getting it. Wages in a free market are based on supply and demand. Everything else is detail.
      The best thing about America is everyone has a chance to join the wealthy through production. Most won’t even attempt it, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have the chance.
      Thanks for your comments.

  4. I totally agree with Phil. Ms. Samuels needs to take several breaths and she needs to understand what Steve is all about. This little video is just a public service announcement about his upcoming classes. The reference to the wealthy and streets paved with gold is all about inspiration, and somehow Ms. Samuels has got Steve’s message completely turned around 180 degrees. No offense, yet I think that there is just a mis-understanding here of Steve’s work.

  5. Steve,
    Ms Samuels has an apparent serious need to stop and take a breath (or 3 or 4) and reconfigure her perspective. She is taking your public realm phrases, often used by many in public expressions, literally. Rather than debate her reaction to your post, suffice it to say, it’s one persons opinion. And in my opinion, she totally missed the point of your message.

    1. Phil,
      I agree, but I do appreciate her passion, even if misdirected. Meanwhile, the rich keep getting richer while the masses protest, camp out in the streets, and waste time whining. It’s easier to envy the rich than it is to go to work and become one of them.
      Thanks for your comments.

  6. Steve-
    your post is incredibly offensive and paints anyone interested in achieving success as a “gold-digger”. Worse, I assure you that those you’ve deemed as “having more money than they know what to do with” is even more offensive. You might consider who, among Americans, support 95% of not-for-profits – cultural, educational, and medical relief organizations and a host of philanthropic activities.

    I assure you, no one has “more money than they know what to do with” regardless of what public perception are about those individuals’ financial statements! I suggest you review content of your messages before posting. Sounds like a precursor to class warfare.

    1. Marlene,
      I’ve studied the rich for the last 28 years, interviewing thousands of millionaires and billionaires from Palm Beach to Sydney. I wrote a book about a few years ago and did a 50 city television book tour around the world. Believe me, there are LOTS of people with more money than they know what to do with. I have 28 years of first hand experience to prove it. I’ve helped many people become millionaires, and it has nothing to do with gold-digging. It’s about calculated strategy, finding a need and filling it. This has nothing to do with class warfare. Check your math: without the rich the American economy doesn’t work. We need them. The idea I promote is that anyone can join them. Most people would rather criticize them out of envy than do the work it takes to become one of them. How about you?

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