Napoleon Hill


Napoleon Hill was born in 1883 in a one-room cabin on the Pound River in Wise County, Virginia. He began his writing career at age 13 as a "mountain reporter" for small town newspapers and went on to become America's most beloved motivational author.

Hill passed away in November 1970 after a long and successful career writing, teaching, and lecturing about the principles of success.

His work stands as a monument to individual achievement and is the cornerstone of modern motivation.

His book, Think and Grow Rich, is the all time bestseller in the field.

Hill established the Napoleon Hill Foundation as a non-profit educational institution whose mission is to perpetuate his philosophy of leadership, self-motivation, and individual achievement.

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1908 Carnegie induced him to organize the world's first philosophy of personal achievement.

1933-36 Presidential Advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt

1942 "Mental Dynamite" study course in 17 volumes program discontinued with event of World War II

1952 -62 Associated with W. Clement Stone of Combined Insurance Co. of America. Taught his Philosophy of Personal Achievement. Lectures on "Science of Success".


1919-1920 "The Golden Rule Magazine" Napoleon Hill edited and published

1928 "Law of Success" published (Ralston Society, Publishers)

1930 "The Magic Ladder to Success"

1937 "Think and Grow Rich"

1939 "How to Sell Your Way Through Life"

1953 "How to Raise Your Own Salary"

1960 "Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude"

1970 "You Can Work Your Own Miracles"

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