• Chris M Wilson

Top 5 Wealth Books of ALL TIME!

Welcome back to the weekly YOL BLOG. Thanks for the continued support on our site! Creating wealth in one’s life can aid you to be more financially secure, increase free time, spend more time with family/friends , and allow you to travel and explore new places. Becoming financially free reduces stress and can increase happiness in your life. If you are interested in gaining more knowledge we have provided all of the links to purchase all these books right now! Click on the picture of the book or the red hyperlinks.

Books are a great way to learn from some of the greatest minds in the world. Reading can help you to apply knowledge that these people have tested and learned from in your own life. Today we talk about the top 5 wealth books of all time. Keep in mind, these are our personal favorites, but there may be many more out there that are great! These books not only are about financial wealth but all kinds. We hope you pickup some if not all these titles to improve your lifestyle. Remember, reading is only part of process. The hardest but most important aspect to create change in any area in your life is to apply the knowledge. Without applying anything you will be unable to make changes.


1. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

2. The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham

3. The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist

4. The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz

5. Life and Work Principles by Ray Dalio

“I made my money the old-fashioned way. I was very nice to a wealthy relative right before he died.” -Malcolm Forbes

Think and Grow Rich

If there is only one book you could read in your entire life that will have the biggest impact it would hands down be Think and Grow Rich! This book is so powerful and focuses on your mind and using it to create change in your life. It is a timeless classic with many stories from the Dale Carnegie days and how he and many others made their fortunes.

This book goes into great detail of accumulating riches, but it also is one of the best books to understand the law of attraction to bring you anything you desire in your life. It was written with over 20 years of research and contains real life stories from endless amounts of wealthy people. READ ME!

The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham

Named "the bible" of investing by many. Graham was one of Warren Buffets mentors back in the day. In this book he teaches you everything you need to know to gain more knowledge to become an intelligent stock investor. He doesn’t believe in get rich quick schemes or any other day-trading nonsense, rather a practical and intelligent approach.

He goes into great depths of explaining key information about what you need to know, how much to invest, and much more. Creating wealth takes time and consistency, this is where Graham says defensive investors who invest mostly in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) usually come out with greater returns than those trying to “beat the market”. READ ME!

The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist

This book has many real-life stories the author has experienced in her life. Twist was used to a fast-paced rich lifestyle for many years. Chasing bigger, better, and more of everything because everyone else around her made it seem like that was “normal”.

She goes into a life of charity work and begins to understand the more mentality is not real wealth. Learning from some of the poorest people in the world in terms of money gives her the perspective she needs to create a better relationship with money herself. Understanding how gratitude and giving impact one’s life is an amazing thing and Lynne explains why these are so important for everyone to do. READ ME!

The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz

By far one of our favorites on the list. This is an immensely powerful book like Think and Grow Rich. Schwartz goes into great detail on how you already contain the most powerful tool in the universe – your mind. Understanding that you already contain this power and can use it to attract anything to you is the key.

Thinking big creates big results. Many people are in a battle with themselves and their mind every single day. When you learn to control it through meditation, reading, and writing it will help you make positive change. This book outlines how successful people vs unsuccessful people think and act. Your environment is a big factor when it comes to your thoughts and choices. This is another book we suggest you buy right now and devour… READ ME!

Life and Work Principles by Ray Dalio

We are not going to lie; this book is a beast. It is long and may take some a while to get through. Parts can be a bit dry so skim and skip where needed. Dalio is another legendary investor in his time. He created Bridgewater Associates which is one of the biggest hedge fund firms which manages over $140 billion dollars.

Ray got interested in stock trading when he was just a kid. He is another practical thinker like Graham and knows time and consistency is the power you have in the market. This book outlines his life and work principles which he has lived by. The principles which have guided him to make decisions in his life. It is a must read for investors or people looking to gain more knowledge in the financial markets. He goes into great depth of his principles and how to apply them to your life. READ ME!

These 5 books are powerful, and we know you will enjoy them as much as we do! If you want to create more wealth in your life these books are a great place to start. Apply the information you find valuable and stick to a plan. The law of attraction is so powerful and understanding that your mind is the critical piece to getting what you want cannot be understated. Check back next Monday for another great post. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram @YourOptimalLifestyle.

Chris Wilson