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Robert Kiyosaki, Author of 'Rich Dad, Poor Dad', Tells His Life Story (Full Interview)
In this full-length interview, Robert T. Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad Poor Dad (1997), talks about his humble beginnings growing up in Hilo, Hawaii. He explains that his father (Poor Dad) was so bright he earned an honorary Ph.D.; meanwhile, he flunked out of high school on two separate occasions because he didn't like school. He also admits that he failed English because he couldn't write. Despite the bad grades, his SAT scores were high, which helped him land enrollment at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. From there, Kiyosaki details how a discussion with his former economics teacher inspired him to join the Marine Corps in 1969, where he desperately wanted to experience flying in Vietnam. He reveals to DJ Vlad that the aircraft he flew were shot down three times before reflecting on the lives he took during a time of war. As the conversation progresses, Kiyosaki shares his thoughts on America's school system before stating his belief that students are being taught communism. This prompts him to share his thoughts on the "critical race theory" curriculum before explaining that many of his family members were in concentration camps during World War II. He later states why he was court-martialed before being expelled from the Marines. Moving along, Kiyosaki looks back on a pivotal conversation that he had with his best friend's father (Rich Dad) about his next career move following his discharge from the Marines. He states that his "Poor Dad" told him to go to college, but his "Rich Dad" told him to become a salesman. Later in the Q&A session, DJ Vlad brings up some of his favorite points of the "Rich Dad Poor Dad" book, prompting Kiyosaki to explain further some of his methods for achieving financial success and writing his New York Times Best Seller. Lastly, Kiyosaki looks back on the Amway distributor who jump-started his successful career as an author. He also talks about his friendship with Donald Trump and the two books they co-authored, "Why We Want You To Be Rich" and "Midas Touch." He also discusses his $1.2 billion debt, being a property owner, his gold/silver mines, the way in which he leverages his debt to maintain his empire, and more.
Teddy Riley Tells His Life Story and Breaks Down His Biggest Songs (Full Interview)
Teddy Riley came through for his first-ever VladTV interview, and he started off speaking about his upbringing and how his family discovered that he was musically inclined as a child. After Gladys Knight brought him onstage as a kid, Teddy revealed that he was inspired to pursue a career in music, and he went on to explain how he went to school with Doug E. Fresh, who he started working with on music. From there, Teddy continued to speak more about his early music career, including working with Keith Sweat and later forming Guy with Aaron Hall and Timmy Gatling, who was later replaced by Aaron’s brother Damion. After speaking about the highs and lows of the group, which eventually broke up, Teddy spoke about producing hit songs for Bobby Brown, including “My Prerogative,” and Teddy also spoke about working with Michael Jackson. To hear more, hit the full interview above.
Ken Shamrock on The Rock, 50 Cent, Kimbo Slice, Royce Gracie, Don Frye, Steroid Use (Full Interview)
In this full-length interview, UFC pioneer Ken Shamrock (aka The World's Most Dangerous Man) reflects on his rough upbringing as one of the few White kids in the ghetto before his family moved from the state of Georgia to a middle-class neighborhood in Napa, California. From there, he talks about getting into a lot of trouble during his preteens, which included running away at the age of nine and getting stabbed at the age of 10. The legendary MMA fighter then details living in five different group homes before ending up at the Shamrock Boys Home as a teenager. Ken became so close to the owner, Bob, that he changed his last name from Kilpatrick to Shamrock. As the interview continues, he talks about becoming a standout athlete (wrestling & football) in high school. Ken then revisits getting abused by one of his teenage babysitters, which led to him viewing women in a negative light for many years. Later in the discussion, Ken talks about some of the biggest fights of his career in the UFC, such as his matchups with Dan Severn and his legendary rivalry with Tito Ortiz. He also looks back on his stint with the WWE and the infamous "Montreal Screwjob" involving Vince McMahon and Bret "The Hitman" Hart. Lastly, he shares his thoughts on the controversial ending to his fight with the late Kimbo Slice before explaining the thought process behind his retirement. To hear more, scroll up and press play!
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