Secretly, if not overtly, almost everyone in America desires to become rich: to make it big, to enjoy the fruits of the most successful life imaginable. But unfortunately, most of us don't have a clue as to how to reach these all too elusive goals. Quite simply, there's really no road map for getting there, no proven plan and almost certainly little if any access to those who have become "the richest man in town." Like the classic bestseller The Millionaire Next Door, Randall Jones has talked to 100 of the wealthiest individuals in a variety of towns and communities across the country. Jones, founder of Worth magazine, lets everyone peek inside the lives and minds of these people. No, these are not those folks who inherited their wealth, or who happened to be a CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Rather, these are the self-made types who, through hard work and ingenuity, found the right map to financial success. Remarkably, during his research, Jones found that these successful people were not so different from each other - they all had the same traits in common: 12 commandments of wealth, many of which are quite surprising, such as: stay hungry (even when you're successful)...you really do learn more from failing than you may think...absolutely be your own boss, and the sooner the better...understand that selling is the key to success....where you live doesn't matter...never retire...and several more surprising revelations.