1883
Born in Wise County, Virginia

1908
Andrew Carnegie induces him to organize the world’s first philosophy of personal achievement

1919
Publishes Hill’s Golden Rules Magazine

1921-1923
Publishes Napoleon Hill’s Magazine

1928
Publishes Law of Success

1930
Publishes The Magic Ladder to Success

1933-36
Presidential Advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt

1937
Publishes Think & Grow Rich

1939
Publishes How to Sell Your Way Through Life

1941
Publishes Mental Dynamite study course in 17 volumes

1942
Mental Dynamite program discontinued with advent of World War II

1945
Publishes The Master Key to Riches

1952 -62
Associates with W. Clement Stone of Combined Insurance Co. of America. Teaches his Philosophy of Personal Achievement. Lectures on “Science of Success”

1953
Publishes How to Raise Your Own Salary

1959
Publishes Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude

1961
Publishes PMA Science of Success Course

1967
Publishes Grow Rich With Peace of Mind

1970
Publishes Succeed and Grow Rich Through Persuasion
Passes away in November

1971
Publishes You Can Work Your Own Miracles

1991
Publishes Think & Grow Rich, A Black Choice (posthumously with Dennis Kimbro)