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11 Best Audiobooks for Financial & Entrepreneurial Influence

Updated: Jan 13, 2021

A book in general is one of the most valuable assets you can own. I've never been a huge fan of reading, so thankfully there are audiobooks. They allow me to multi-task while learning on the fly. I solely use Audible and this article features the most financially and entrepreneurial influential audiobooks on the entire platform, written by some of the world's wealthiest individuals. I've listened to all of these recently, start to finish, and a few of them have motivated me so much that I've gone on to make some larger investments. I've included links for you to add them to your wish list or buy.

Rich Dad Poor Dad

Author: Robert Kiyosaki

Influence Rating: 5/5

Topics Covered: Real Estate

Synopsis: Rich Dad Poor Dad is about Robert Kiyosaki and his two dads—his real father (poor dad) and the father of his best friend (rich dad)—and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. You don't need to earn a high W2 income to be rich. (

What it Takes

Author: Steve Schwarzman

Influence Rating: 4.8/5

Topics Covered: Finance, Entrepreneurship

Synopsis: From Blackstone chairman, CEO, and co-founder Stephen A. Schwarzman, a long-awaited book that uses impactful episodes from Schwarzman's life to show readers how to build, transform, and lead thriving organizations. Whether you are a student, entrepreneur, philanthropist, executive, or simply someone looking for ways to maximize your potential, the same lessons apply. (


Author: Marc Benioff

Influence Rating: 4.3/5

Topics Covered: Entrepreneurship

Synopsis: In Trailblazer, Benioff gives readers a rare behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of one of the world's most admired companies. ... Whether you run a company, lead a small team, or have just draped an ID badge around your neck for the first time, Trailblazer reveals how anyone can become an agent of change. (


Author: Ray Dalio

Influence Rating: 4.8/5

Topics Covered: Finance, Entrepreneurship

Synopsis: Dalio believes an idea meritocracy is the best decision-making system because it requires honesty and leads to continual improvement. Dalio divided his principles into Life Principles and Work Principles. The life principles apply to individual success, and the work principles guide group success. (

Shoe Dog

Author: Phil Knight

Influence Rating: 5/5

Topics Covered: Entrepreneurship

Synopsis: Shoe Dog is the autobiography of Nike's founder Phil Knight, who at last decided to share the story of how he founded one of the most iconic, profitable and world-changing brands in the world. (

The Wisdom of Success

Author: Napolean Hill & Andrew Carnegie

Influence Rating: 4.2/5

Topics Covered: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, General Business

Synopsis: This is the original interview between Andrew Carnegie and Napoleon Hill. Hill used this interview as the basis of his world famous book Think & Grow Rich. (

The Book on Rental Property Investing

Author: Brandon Turner

Influence Rating: 5/5

Topics Covered: Real Estate

Synopsis: Investor, bestselling author, and co-host of The BiggerPockets Podcast, Brandon Turner, has one goal in mind: to give you everything you need to become a millionaire rental property investor―while helping you avoid the junk that pulls down so many wannabes! (

Money: Master the Game

Author: Tony Robbins

Influence Rating: 4.7/5

Topics Covered: Finance, Index Funds

Synopsis: Money: Master The Game holds 7 simple steps to financial freedom, based on the advice of the world's best billionaire investors, interviewed by Tony Robbins. (

The Pumpkin Plan

Author: Mike Michalowicz

Influence Rating: 4.2/5

Topics Covered: Entrepreneurship

Synopsis: In The Pumpkin Plan, Mike Michalowicz, author of the perennial “business cult classic” The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, reveals how applying the same few simple methods farmers use to grow colossal prize-winning pumpkins can lead entrepreneurs to grow colossally successful businesses. (

Way of the Wolf

Author: Jordan Belfort

Influence Rating: 4.7/5

Topics Covered: Sales Tactics, Finance

Synopsis: Jordan Belfort teaches you how to sell by revealing his Straight Line System. While this summary of the book focuses mainly on how to close a sales deal, you can use the techniques you’ll learn to master the art of persuasion and achieve success in all areas of life. (