BEST SELLING AUTHOR—Dr. Dennis Kimbro is best known for the classic book Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice. In his latest book, “The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires,” Kimbro shares the results of an exhaustive study of the success secrets of 1,000 Black millionaires.
by Shewanda Riley
(NNPA)—An unshakeable passion to see people do better financially is how many describe national bestselling author Dr. Dennis Kimbro’s over 20 year career motivating others to change their lives. Best known for the classic book Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice, Kimbro has spent decades studying the economic conditions of African-Americans. The statistics are alarming. According to his research, the average household income of Black America stands at $29,000, barely above poverty and more than 35 percent of Black children live in poverty. And because Kimbro believes your net worth equals your self worth, the figures concerning net worth are more astounding. Nearly 35 percent of African-Americans possess zero net worth. Is it a lack of knowledge or a lack of opportunity? For Kimbro, it’s neither: the real issue is courage.
“As a race, unfortunately, we don’t pay homage to our financial elite. Wealth is the result of a conscious choice, action, faith, innovation, effort, preparation and discipline,” notes Kimbro. In his latest book, The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires, Kimbro shares the results of an exhaustive study of the success secrets of 1,000 Black millionaires. “Over a seven year period, I interacted with nearly 1,000 Black millionaires; wealth creators who started with nothing, built a financial empire without the use of a microphone or a ball,” explains Kimbro. In a recent phone interview with The Dallas Weekly, the Clark Atlanta University professor enthusiastically stated that their inspirational stories about how to build wealth must be told.
Courage and a determination to passionately pursue dreams were the most common traits among those he interviewed. “This work is not about ‘cash’—it’s about ‘courage.’ It takes courage to chase your dream; it takes courage to save 10 percent of your earnings; it takes courage to forsake today in search of tomorrow; and it takes courage to find a new set of friends because your current friends either disempower you or don’t believe in your future or your abilities,” reflects Kimbro.