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Robert Kiyosaki’s investment strategy: A deep dive into his 2023 portfolio

Robert Kiyosaki’s investment strategy: A deep dive into his 2023 portfolio
Ana Zirojevic

As 2023 is near its conclusion, it is time to look back at the portfolio of one of the most well-known and somewhat controversial figures in the finance space – the seasoned investor and author of the best-selling personal finance book ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad,’ Robert Kiyosaki.

Indeed, in 2023, Kiyosaki has been firmly against fiat money, calling it “trash,” “fake money,” “toilet paper,” and other derogatory terms in the past while arguing that the rich purchase and save what he referred to as “real assets,” such as Bitcoin (BTC), silver, gold, Wagyu cattle, and others.

#1 Bitcoin

Specifically, it is no secret that Kiyosaki is a big fan of Bitcoin, having praised it multiple times over the years, labeling it as one of the three “hottest subjects on earth,” next to gold and silver, due to the increasingly deteriorating value of the United States dollar (USD).

In fact, as the finance author revealed in February, he had “backed up the truck” and purchased some of the flagship decentralized finance (DeFi) asset for himself as the price of Bitcoin reached $6,000 after he had watched it climb to $20,000 and then drop to practically nothing.

#2 Gold

Next is Kiyosaki’s other favorite commodity, gold, which he has long touted as having more value than cash that he referred to as “trash” and argued that, besides Bitcoin and silver, gold was “the real money” for him, revealing back in April that he would buy more of it even if it dropped to $1,000 per ounce.

As he revealed, he went on the gold standard back in 1972 when he first purchased the yellow metal as a Marine pilot in Vietnam, “flying behind enemy lines hoping to buy gold at a discount because the mine was in enemy hands,” according to his tweet from December 2022.

#3 Silver

Furthermore, in August, Kiyosaki advised his followers to buy another precious metal – silver – before it ran out, as he called to attention the fact that silver was becoming scarcer, but its price was still lower than gold, making it a “better bargain as a long-term investment.”

As a matter of fact, he touted both silver and gold as “God’s money,” the former becoming rarer due to its usage as an industrial precious metal but still relatively affordable at its current price. Interestingly, the investor himself first purchased it in 1964, when he was only 17, as he revealed in December 2022.

#4 Real estate

In many of his videos over the years, Robert Kiyosaki has shared that he and his wife Kim had a considerable amount of wealth in real estate, which is the cornerstone of their investment strategy due to the dual reward system that consists of relatively steady rental income and capital appreciation.

However, caution is necessary, as he observed in April while discussing the state of the market at the time with Ken McElroy, the author of the personal real estate investment book ‘The ABCs of Real Estate Investing: The Secrets of Finding Hidden Profits Most Investors Miss’ for the episode of The Rich Dad Channel podcast:

“Real estate is one of the most sophisticated investment strategies.”

#5 Wagyu cattle

Finally, Kiyosaki is also an avid investor in one less-than-expected commodity – the highly expensive Wagyu cattle, the breed native to Japan, raised in a stress-free environment, and its meat is known for its unique tender and buttery flavor, with marbling rich in healthy omega-3 and omega-6 acid. 

Indeed, during an interview in February, Kiyosaki said he preferred assets like gold, silver, Bitcoin, and Wagyu cattle over stocks, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and paper money amid warning that the ‘fake’ USD was eroding the US dominance in the global economy, as Finbold reported.

“I invest in cattle, you know, Wagyu cattle. Do you know why? Because every time the cattle, that the Wagyu bull, breeds, I get semen, I mean cash flow. I trust the Wagyu cattle more than Joe Biden.”


Overall, Robert Kiyosaki is an experienced investor who understands the markets well, basing his investment strategies on knowledge and skill. However, as he himself has noted, it does not mean anyone should blindly follow his example without doing their own research.

Disclaimer: The content on this site should not be considered investment advice. Investing is speculative. When investing, your capital is at risk.

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