Napoleon Hill (born October 26, 1883, Pound, Virginia, U.S. – died November 8, 1970, South Carolina, U.S.) was an American author and one of the founders of personal-success literature.
He is best known for his book Think and Grow Rich (1937), which is one of the best-selling self-improvement books of all time.
Beside Think and Grow Rich, other Hill’s significant works are The Law of Success (1928), Outwitting the Devil (1938), The Master-Key to Riches (1945), Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude (1959), and Grow Rich!: With Peace of Mind (1967).
Most of Hill’s works were inspired by the industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, and by the philosophy of New Thought.