Rainer Zitelmann


Dr. Rainer Zitelmann is an historian, sociologist, entrepreneur, and wealthy real-estate investor. He is the author of 21 books, the most recent being The Wealth Elite: A Groundbreaking Study of the Psychology of the Super Rich (2018). Living evidence of his own theories about luck and success, he started as a research assistant at the Free University of Berlin in the 1980s and used the opportunities before him, step by step, to launch the first daily real-estate section in any European newspaper, found a real-estate public relations company that became the market leader, and then sell the company so he could dedicate his talents to academia and writing. He can be reached at Dr.RainerZitelmann@googlemail.com.

Understanding Richie Rich

by Issue: January / February 2019

In his latest book The Wealth Elite, Rainer Zitelmann takes a deep dive into how people become wealthy and the role luck plays. Here is the short version.