Napoleon Hill, American Author
Napoleon Hill (October 26, 1883 – November 8, 1970) was an American New Thought author and a suspected con man. He is well known for his book “Think and Grow Rich” (1937) which has sold 20 million copies.
Hill’s works insisted that fervid expectations are essential to improving one’s life. Most of his books were promoted as expounding principles to achieve “success.”
Hill made largely unverifiable claims to have personally met several prominent figures of his time, such as industrialist Andrew Carnegie and US Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Delano Roosevelt; however, according to at least one modern source, there exists little evidence that Hill had actually ever encountered any of these celebrities, with the exception of Thomas Edison.