The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of Americas Wealthy

Version: Unabridged (Abridged version available here)
Author: Thomas J. Stanley, PH.D. , William D. Danko, PH.D.
Narrator: Cotter Smith
Genres: Non-Fiction, Finance, Social Science
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Published In: September 2000
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 8 hours
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The incredible national bestseller that is changing people's lives -- and increasing their net worth!

Can you spot the millionaire next door?

Who are the rich in this country?

What do they do?

Where do they shop?

What do they drive?

How do they invest?

How did they get rich?

Can I even become one of them?

Get the answers in "The Millionaire Next Door," the never-before-told story about weath in America. You'll be surprised at what you find out....

Reviews (20)

The Millionaire Next Door

Written by Marmi on August 19th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Love this book! It's as good today as it was when it first came out. Wish they would do an 'update!'

Should be required reading

Written by Anonymous on August 4th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I read this book years ago and it changed the way I thought about money, etc. The audio book is great, good narrator. This should be taught at the high school level, the college level and graduate school level.

millionaire next door

Written by bigtom98338 on May 10th, 2013

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I liked the message the reader was droll so it was hard to stay focused

Simplify and Organize

Written by Jwendt from Belvidere, IL on July 17th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I just got done listening to this audio book. Thomas Stanley is a very intelligent and down to earth author. The book is good for assuring its audience there are two types of people UAW and PAW (book will explain more). Basically what he's saying is There are spenders and savers, which are you and why aren't you a saver. The amount of household income you receive has nothing to do with your net worth. By the end of this book you will most likely be drawing up a financial plan like myself and want to find out where your money is going and what unnecessary purchases you are making on a weekly or monthly basis. I'd recommend this book to anyone!


Written by Anonymous on October 21st, 2008

  • Book Rating: 0/5

I found this book revealing and fascinating. My background is working class and now I find that I have lived like the rich all my life. The trap of EOC is an interesting phenomena.

Interesing Facts

Written by Misty Gilbert on May 30th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I found this book very interesting!!! Lots and lots and lots of some ways a bit much, but in others, an eye opener. It confirms it is all in how you spend your money, not the amount you make.

The Millionaire Next Door

Written by Anonymous on February 8th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This was a good non-fiction book. My son had been after me to read it. It is interesting. And good information. It is something that more people should probably read.

The Millionaire Next Door

Written by Millionaire2B from San Jose, CA on November 21st, 2007

  • Book Rating: 1/5

This book was boring. While I want to understand the demographics of real millionaires and I appreciate the research and understanding the authors have brought forth, the book was boring to listen to while driving. I listened tot he first CD out of 5 and then browsed through the 2nd and then returned it without listening to the whole thing. I usually rent similar CDs on self-help motivational and money books.

Interesting book

Written by Anonymous on October 9th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Interesting book. It's more keyed to telling you if you already have a Millionaire's mindset than how to get a Millionaire's mindset.

Millionaire Next Door

Written by Anonymous from Poughkeepsie, NY on October 7th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This book was so outstanding that I listened to it twice! It is full of financial advice that everyone can use. This is probably the most comprehensive good financial advice I've ever received. If you would like to secure your financial future, this is a must read.

Author Details

Author Details

J. Stanley, PH.D., Thomas

"Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D., is an author, lecturer, and researcher who has studied the affluent since 1973. His work is frequently cited in the national media. He is the author of Marketing to the Affluent, a bestselling book selected as one of ten outstanding business books in America by the editors of Best of Business Quarterly. Dr. Stanley was formerly a professor of marketing at Georgia State University, where he was named Omicron Delta Kappa Outstanding Professor, and was on the faculty of the University at Albany, State University of New York. He lives in Atlanta."

D. Danko, PH.D., William

"William D. Danko, Ph.D., is associate professor and chair of marketing at the University at Albany, State University of New York. His publications have appeared in the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Advertising Research, and other leading journals. In 1973, Dr. Danko assisted Thomas J. Stanley with his first study of the affluent. Since then, he has collaborated with Dr. Stanley on numerous academic and consulting studies. Dr. Danko lives in upstate New York."

Stanley, Thomas J.

Dr. Thomas J. Stanley began studying the affluent in 1973. His coauthored best-selling book, "The Millionaire Next Door", released in 1996, has sold 2,000,000 copies. Thomas followed his first book with "Marketing to the Affluent", ranked among the ten outstanding business books by the editors of "Best of Business Quarterly". In 1999, he published "The Millionaire Mind", which explored America's financial elite and how they became so. "The Millionaire Mind" has sold 750,000 copies. The author lives in Atlanta, holds a doctorate of business administration from the University of Georgia in Athens and was formerly a professor of marketing at Georgia State University.