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William D. Danko

Dr. William D. Danko is the co-author of “The Millionaire Next Door” with Thomas J. Stanley. He helped write that New York Times bestseller so that more people could understand what millionaires’ lifestyles are really like. More recently, he has also co-written “Richer Than A Millionaire” with Dr. Richard Van Ness.

In 2007, Dr. Danko retired from the State University of New York at Albany, where he taught in the School of Business. While there, he studied how wealth forms and why consumers behave in certain ways. He presented his research all over the U.S. and in a handful of other countries as well.

He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, where he earned his Ph.D. in management in 1983. After graduating, he continued to reside in New York, and he now lives upstate with his wife. The couple has raised three children, who have in turn given them five grandchildren.