"Richer than a Millionaire" is an authentic, well researched, and insightful book on creating true wealth and happiness in life. Relevant and packed full of powerful anecdotes, it should serve as a guide for anyone seeking to create a life of freedom, service, and significance." 

Lt. Col. Rob “Waldo” Waldman Author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Never Fly Solo  


Richer Than A Millionaire is a blueprint for all who are looking for true prosperity. It offers a road map for living a rich life of happiness and provides the tools for financial well-being.”

Michael O. Laddin

Senior Vice President

EBSCO Information Services

New York Times bestselling author William D. Danko and Richard J. Van Ness, wrote the research-based book,  Richer Than A Millionaire ~ A Pathway to True Prosperity, which shows the way to wealth and happiness through embracing traditional values.


Our reason for writing the book…

As educators, parents, and grandparents, we have extensively searched—and researched—for answers to two questions: What does it mean to be richer than a millionaire? And how does one reach that status? Although we reveal our findings for a likely pathway to true prosperity, it is important to recognize that, regardless of wealth accumulation, all of us are merely custodians of the material things in our lives.

The purpose of this book is to help readers (especially young people about to embark on life’s journey) answer this very question: Is being a millionaire even a worthy goal? If the answer is yes, this book offers guidelines and inspiration for the venture.

For most, it is a challenge to become a millionaire. But even if millionaire status is attained, there is no guarantee that satisfaction will follow. In fact—and as our empirical evidence shows—it is possible to hold a modest financial net worth and be very happy. 

All things considered, being rich and happy is not a bad goal; it is the American dream. In our view, being modestly wealthy (in a material sense) and happy is a very close second. It is difficult to imagine a life without happiness, no matter the level of financial net worth.


Richer Than A Millionaire

                           Chapter Titles…

1          Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

2          How Much Is Enough?

3          Money In and Money Out

4          The Way to Wealth

5          Happiness

6          Things You Can Do to Reach True Prosperity

7          Building a Dynasty

8          Final Thoughts