5 Ways Rich People Think Differently From the Rest of Us

Rich people think different
After three decades of interviewing self-made rich people, Steve Siebold, author of "How Rich People Think," has come to the conclusion that well-to-do people have views about money that are "polar opposite" to those that middle-class people hold.

"Rich people see money as freedom and opportunity instead of as the root of all evil," says Siebold. "We're taught that money is the root of all evil, so why would we want to acquire something that we have a general disdain for?"

Siebold's book reveals 100 differences between middle-class people and self-made millionaires. We asked him to share some ways that rich people think differently than those of us with less money in the bank.

Here are five examples:

Michele Lerner is a Motley Fool contributing writer.

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July 23 2014 at 4:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Some truth, and yet i feel an urge to take a giant flaming pineapple and shove it up the asses of everyone at the golf course.

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Blue Ballz03

Is tWll i just read a funny article that says rich people are misunderstood and inzteapd of being precived as evil i should get to know you lol i know all of you so called one percenters and should come asno suprise you find me on park ave everydayof the week exploating the rich and their buying habbits let me tell you its nothing but a trail of soda and water botles i thought being rich was sposto mean buying "nice expencive" things no the truth is that rich people do think they are ellite and maybe they are sure i cant drink ap36 pack of bottled water every single day that prob being why im not rich yet but ican tell you this rich people are addicted to what isknown to be a "metrosexual" type of lifestyle so it shouldcome as no suprise theycan relate to a bottle of water both are eaquily shallow and a big waist of both time and money but they also like "big brands" nike addidas and other big brands like that gotta love big corperate brands andsuit and tie anything small business one of a kind unique willbe frowned upon because theycant find comfort outside big brands rich people are also very paranoid and are extremly cheap i cant tell youhow manyjewish millonaires ive caught shopping at the 99 cent store rich people are not nice people they will not give you a cent or the time of day so it should come as no suprise the rest of society has written them off rich people infact areevil including the celebritys they are all the same somebody should rob them and maybe that will cut them back down to size btw its an insiders game if your not already in the country club chances are you wont getbe able to get withen 2 miles of that however i wont be made a fool of i got their cans

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blue ballz not everyone is the same. some have different reasons for pursuing wealth, and those aren't always for personal desire. thanks for adding to the fire of hatred for your fellow Americans just trying to survive though.

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Supravat Pati

what rich man should do with the money.
my opinion s can any one in this earth carrying the money bag to the heaven if so then tell me I never know this might happen with anyone. Yes money is the daytoday need of living it not necessary to keep the money in the bank or hide somewhereelse. My appeal to the every rich/wealthy person of this world should spend their money to make the living sorrounding happy if they have to scrifice a little for this earth it is momoable one.

let me explain in a house there are five member the one member is earning and keep the money in bank or hide but her children and her wife may be neighbour crying and hungry for food but this man closed his eyes .now dear all tell me in my house or in my neighbour if someone cry and hungry for food then how I live happy and how my house peace prevail. All rich people compare this situation with a county or world. how we live safely and happying if someone crying and dying for food and living . please make your living atmosphere good and make other happy with your little thinking make big differernce to world peace ,progress and prosperty.


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Terri L Clay

I found some tips of how the wealthy think www.empowernetwork.com/terriclay/blog/how-wealthy-people-think/?id=terriclay

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Terri L Clay

I found some tips of how the wealthy think ~ http://www.empowernetwork.com/terriclay/blog/how-wealthy-people-think/?id=terriclay

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