Good but does not fully live up to the title,
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I really enjoy reading what Paul Getty wrote, but this book does not fully live up to its title. I understand that the title of the book implies that it is about how to "be" rich rather than how to "get rich". The first third of the book describes how Getty himself got rich, which is very interesting, especially if you have not yet read his autobiography. The second third of the book gives his tips for how businessmen should behave in order to succeed. By the way, you notice that the book was written 50 years ago, because he never considers businesswomen. Only in the last third of the book does he get down to the subject of how to "be" rich. He gives his thoughts on investing in the stock market - his advice is good but nothing new - buy stocks when they are cheap and keep them for the long term. He also gives his tips on investing in real estate and fine art. Again, nothing world breaking - accumulate, be thrifty, watch the expenses, react quickly to problems.