Last weekend I attended the Learning Annex’s Real Estate Wealth Expo at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The Real Estate Wealth Expo is a 2 day event consisting of seminars by real estate investment and other financial experts, including Robert and Kim Kiyosaki of the Rich Dad Company, finance author and television personality Suze Orman, motivational speaker Tony Robbins and Donald Trump.
The Learning Annex series of Real Estate Wealth Expos has been featured in cities across the country, including Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Boston.
The highlights of the weekend’s event started on Saturday when Suze Orman gave her talk on how to better your credit and avoid high interest rates and James Smith gave his rather humorous talk on flipping properties.
On Sunday morning Robert Kiyosaki, famed author of the Rich Dad, Poor Dad, which has been on the New York Times Best Seller List for over 5 years, spoke about the concept of cash flow which he defines as net income generated from accumulated assets.
Kim Kiyosaki followed her husband’s speech later that afternoon speaking to the crowd about women and investing. Kim’s book, Rich Woman, was released the day before the Real Estate Wealth Expo started and I was fortunate enough to obtain a copy at the Expo. I was also able to meet Kim and have my Rich Woman book signed by her.
Donald Trump was the main guest speaker, drawing a crowd of 60,500 people. He was paid 1.5 million for speaking at the Learning Annex’s series of Real Estate Wealth Expos – the highest price ever paid for a speech. As expected, the crowd went crazy when Donald was escorted out by Robert Kiyosaki and about two dozen “Fun girls.” Donald started his speech by discussing his show “The Apprentice” and continued by giving his advice and perspective on being an entrepreneur in today’s world of real estate and fluctuating politics and interest rates. He also discussed the risks, rewards and expectations that go along with being in business for yourself.