OLIVER NAPOLEON HILL was an American self-help author. He is best known for his original release of the book Think and Grow Rich (1937) which is among the ten bestselling self-help books of all time. Napoleon Hill died at age eighty-seven on November 8, 1970. He had just celebrated his birthday on October 26. Despite the urban legend, he did not die penniless. He had endowed his foundation and was living his dream.
You can read his biography—Lifetime of Riches—to learn more about his family and later years. Working in his name, the Napoleon Hill Foundation is a nonprofit educational institution dedicated to making the world a better place in which to live.