I Will Teach You To Be Rich is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller

Ramit Sethi

I have some GREAT news: Late last week, I learned that I Will Teach You To Be Rich is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.

I announced this at my book launch party last week with about 50 of my friends:

From the NYT:
See the online version here: New York Times bestselling books

Now, for the Wall Street Journal:
See the online version here: Wall Street Journal bestselling books

Wow — this is incredible!!!! Last week, I wrote about how rich I felt in telling my parents how we sold out at #1 in Amazon.

But this is even more than I hoped for. It means that thousands and thousands of people have bought the book and started thinking about conscious spending, negotiating, automation, and living a rich life.

First of all, I’ve instructed my friends that whenever they introduce me to ANYONE, they have to say, loudly, “THIS IS MY FRIEND, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR RAMIT SETHI.” I really think they’re going to like that.

Also, this means things are about to get very big. I’ll be going on tour in 15+ cities, and I’d love to meet. I’ve set up a list of cities and dates at

And to all the bloggers, and friends, and readers who have helped — some of you have been with me since 2004 — thanks again. We’re just getting started.

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  1. Igor

    Congratulations, Ramit. You’re only getting better and better, and I appreciate the time you put into your work.

  2. Nir Levy

    Big congrats but why isn’t Atlanta on your list of cities?

  3. Jorge

    Congrats on your success!

  4. HB

    Hey dude, congrats, FYI the link to your cities/dates page is broken. Looks like you’ve got an extra ‘teach’ in there.

    • Ramit Sethi

      Thanks, fixed.

  5. topseekrit

    Congratulations Ramit!!!! Keep up the good work.

  6. Mike

    Congrats, Ramit. You deserve all of your success.

  7. Pritesh

    Hey Ramit,

    Congrats for becoming ‘NY Times Bestselling Author’. It’s no wonder to a reader who has been visiting yr blog since 2004. You have given so much to the community since then that you’ve definitely earned the spot in NY Times and WSJ.

    You’re a perfect example of yr own blog post: It’s not about the money–although you’ll get plenty of it when you create something lasting.


  8. laura t.

    congrats ramit!! you must be so thrilled 🙂
    not stopping by new york city though? we’re all broke too! you know there’s just scads of financially irresponsible hipsters you could turn into your loyal minions!

    • Ramit Sethi

      I’ll be in NYC quite a bit to do media stuff…I’ll see what I can do about adding it to the list.

  9. Andy Gil

    congrats dude, after reading the blog for sometime now I feel like one of my friends have “made it big” I’m really proud of you keep up the great work. Hey, how come I don’t see Connecticut on your tour schedule?

  10. Randy

    Congratulations Ramit

  11. Olivia

    Atlanta or Birmingham?? 🙁

  12. Moneymonk

    Way to go Ramit, marketing is the key

  13. Sofía Macías

    It´s absolutley deserved!!! Your book is so useful, I´m quite glad for you. You are also becoming quite popular in Mexico, many of my friends already ordered it and some websites are writing about you:

  14. MoneyEnergy

    Holy, yes, congrats… I will definitely check out YOUR publisher when it’s time… much of this will also be due to how great they are at the marketing and distrib – although you definitely did alot of that, too.

  15. terrell

    Wow, Ramit. That is so amazing. Congratulations.

  16. Kelly

    CONGRATULATIONS! You totally deserve all the success, and I hope you are spending plenty of time enjoying yourself! I guess that 2 years was worth it, huh?

    Can’t wait to meet you in Philly!

  17. Eric Nakagawa

    Congratulations and welcome to the awesome club!!! Now repeat after me… * MUST BEAT TWILIGHT *

  18. Shannon Nash

    Congratulations! What an achievement.

  19. Cathy

    Well done, Ramit! What a remarkable achievement! Unfortunately I will be out of town when you are in Seattle – doh! But I wish you the best of success while in the Emerald City!

  20. David Scott

    I’d like to know what your opinion is of affiliate programs. I just signed up with a marketing system that is feeding me referrals and basically building a downline for me automatically (I’ve gotten 15 people in 2 days!). It seems legit and I’m personally shocked at how easy this is.

    Do you have any experience promoting affiliate programs or do you have an opinion about them?

  21. Andrew Warner

    Oh wow Ramit! That’s incredible. Congratulations!

  22. Jourdan

    I’m excited to see you’ll be coming to SLC!

  23. Allison O'Neill

    Congrats all the way from New Zealand Ramit. Your success is so inspiring – watching that video nearly made me cry!!!!!! Feel free to share your book marketing secrets sometime soon (I really need them!).

  24. HollyS

    Congrats, Ramit! I’m not really that surprised, though; I knew you would go far.

    In case anybody is wondering if Ramit lives up to this statement (that he posted last week, and many times before): “Focus on helping people before you try to make money.”, he definitely does, and not just when he’s posting publicly. I emailed him asking a personal finance question a couple of years ago, and he took the time to reply to me (and it was a good answer, too). I can’t wait to pick up the book!

  25. J. Money

    Freakin’ brilliant my man – congrats!

  26. Pat

    Ramit –
    Now you can go on Oprah and perhaps meet Suze in person! Seriously this is a wonderful accomplishment – congrats! Speaking of Suze, what do you think of her latest advice on not paying down cc debt but stashing cash instead? I’m due for a refund that could pay off one of my cc’s and don’t have a huge emergency fund. I was going to pay off the card and now am in a quandry. What would you do?

  27. Taka Torimoto

    Absolutely awesome – wish your book tour included Atlanta though. Congrats!

  28. Aman@BullsBattleBears

    congrats on a big accomplishment! looking forward to further posts, books and lesson from you!!

  29. Tim

    Great work!!! Love the material. Keep posting!!!

  30. Antonio Fisher II

    Congrats on your success you deserved it. You give value and content that works..I just found out about you two weeks ago and you have changed many things in my financial life. This will be one of my “life” books…….Keep doing what you do….

  31. Perry

    What an awesome book. My teens are reading it now to get a grasp on spending/saving/investing. Entertaining and educational. To get a good start with money is so important and this book covers the basics perfectly.

  32. Milind S. Pandit

    This is completely awesome, Ramit! Congratulations! What an astounding achievement for you! You are an inspiration. I wish you continued success.

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  34. Tillman

    This is absolutely awesome! You are an inspiration to me and my wife and I am so happy for the success you are seeing. We have also seen a lot of success since we started reading your blog early last year. We have used your strategies to pay of three of four CC in less than 1.5 yrs.

    I have bought three copies of your book that I am giving out for Easter, one for me, one for my sister and one for my buddy in Atlanta.

    Keep up the great work,
    I have am in the process of being rich.


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  36. Steve

    Great job on the bestseller! Will you be writing at some point about how you wrote your bestseller, and the process you took to get it to the bestselling position?

  37. Tony

    Congratulations Ramit!

    p.s. Shame about Atlanta.

    Tony, Manchester, UK

  38. Art

    Congratulations, Ramit. I read the book in 4 days over vacation. Lots of great stuff. I am now giving it to my girlfriend. This can avoid some awkward conversations about money in the future.

  39. carl

    Congratulations Ramit,

    You are deserve all the success,
    I hope you are spending plenty of time and enjoying yourself!

  40. Steven Tran

    Hi Ramit,

    I saw the tour dates, I was wondering at what location and time would you be in Seattle? I am very interesting in meeting you.

  41. Darrin

    Hey! Aren’t you coming to Nashville?! You and Dave Ramsey could do a special Live Event and debate the wisdom of credit card use!! 🙂

  42. Larry Davisson

    Ramit, Congratualions on the success of your book. I look forward to reading it when it becomes available at my local library!

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  45. Srinivas Rao

    Your book is on my list of purchases for this week. I just graduated from bschool and so your book is very relevant to what I’m going through.

    I’m a Cal Alum, so I won’t hold it against you that you went to Stanford, since you can teach me how to be rich :). j/k. Look forward to getting your book.

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