Great New Reads: The Wealth Choice

UPDATED: May 22, 2023
PUBLISHED: March 1, 2013

Release Date: February

Palgrave Macmillan; $25

“Decide now that you will not be poor,” is the battle cry of this lively, well-researched book by the author of Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice.

In The Wealth Choice, Dennis Kimbro sets out his seven laws of wealth and delves into the inspiring and motivating stories of African-Americans who achieved great wealth through determination despite obstacles and disappointment. Regardless of their back stories, these self-made millionaires and billionaires share “a relentless commitment to lifelong learning and a tenacity of purpose,” writes Kimbro. And at some point, each chose to be wealthy and to embrace that goal. Rags-to-riches stories woven into the book illustrate the power of perseverance.

Kimbro describes how Daymond John, founder of FUBU urban fashions and one of the stars of ABC’s Shark Tank, started his multibillion-dollar empire with only an idea, a needle and thread; how Tyler Perry turned failure into a fortune by believing in himself; and how Usher resolved to keep his wealth by keeping his spending in check. Kimbro aims to empower, encourage and educate readers to rethink their relationships with money. Filled with good advice, this faith-based primer will cheer readers up and on.

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