Founder of The Science Of Success
American born Napoleon Hill is considered to have influenced
more people into success than any other person in history. He has been perhaps
the most influential man in the area of personal success technique development,
primarily through his classic book Think and Grow Rich which has helped million
of the people and has been important in the life of many successful people
such as W. Clement Stone and Og Mandino.
Napoleon Hill was born into poverty in 1883 in a one-room cabin on
the Pound River in Wise County, Virginia. At the age of 10 his mother died,
and two years later his father remarried. He became a very rebellious boy,
but grew up to be an incredible man. He began his writing career at age
13 as a "mountain reporter" for small town newspapers and went on to become
America's most beloved motivational author. Fighting against all class of
great disadvantages and pressures, he dedicated more than 25 years of his
life to define the reasons by which so many people fail to achieve true
financial success and happiness in their life.
During this time he achieved great success as an attorney and journalist.
His early career as a reporter helped finance his way through law school.
He was given an assignment to write a series of success stories of famous
men, and his big break came when he was asked to interview steel-magnate
Andrew Carnegie. Mr. Carnegie commissioned Hill to interview over 500 millionaires
to find a success formula that could be used by the average person. These
included Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Henry Ford, Elmer Gates,
Charles M. Schwab, Theodore Roosevelt, William Wrigley Jr, John Wanamaker,
WIlliam Jennings Bryan, George Eastman, Woodrow Wilson, William H. Taft,
John D. Rockefeller, F. W. Woolworth, Jennings Randolph, among others.
He became an advisor to Andrew
Carnegie, and with Carnegie's help he formulated a philosophy of success,
drawing on the thoughts and experience of a multitude of rags-to-riches
tycoons. It took Hill over 20 years to produce his book, a classic in
the Personal Development field called Think and Grow Rich. This book has
sold over 7 million copies and has helped thousands achieve success. The
secret to success is very simple but you'll have to read the book to find
out what it is!
Napoleon Hill passed away in November 1970 after a long and successful
career writing, teaching, and lecturing about the principles of success.
His work stands as a monument to individual achievement and is the cornerstone
of modern motivation. His book, Think and Grow Rich, is the all time best-seller
in the field.
In recent years The Napoleon Hill Foundation has published his bestselling
writings worldwide, giving him immense influence around the globe.