Tag: Millionaire Women Next Door

“Chinese Mother”- Not of the Millionaire Next Door!

By Thomas J. Stanley on Jan 20th, 2011 in Studying the Wealthy

What is the meaning of success?  Some define it in terms of occupational status, income, net worth, power, and even the size and location of one’s home.  But these factors are not necessarily the ones held by Amy Chua who wrote an article, Why Chinese Mothers are Superior, in The Wall Street Journal.  Ms. Chua claims, “A […]

Bad Economy? Thank You, I Didn’t Know

By Thomas J. Stanley on May 13th, 2010 in Current Events

In the year prior to our economic meltdown, 16 million passenger vehicles were sold in the United States.  This year I estimate that less than 12 million will be sold.  Certainly this is a serious decline.   In spite of this decline, I believe that some people can still make a good living selling cars and a lot […]

Honoring Glen W. Bell Jr. and his Clan

By Thomas J. Stanley on Feb 2nd, 2010 in Studying the Wealthy

Glen W. Bell, Jr., the founder of the Taco Bell restaurant chain, recently passed away (see The New York Times).  After taking Taco Bell public, Mr. Bell sold it to Pepsico for $125 million.  At that time, the chain had 868 restaurants.  Today there are more than 5,000 Taco Bell stores operating worldwide.  All toll […]

Stop Acting Rich: Preface, Part I

By Thomas J. Stanley on Sep 22nd, 2009 in Books and Publications

Thirty years ago I first defined the blue collar affluent aka the millionaire next door type in a speech and paper that I delivered on behalf of the New York Stock Exchange. This began a lifetime journey of identifying and profiling the myths and realities of the rich.  I discovered that not all millionaires have high […]