Tony Robbins is probably the wealthiest motivational speaker who ever lived. He began his career in 1978 and still remains till this day an active motivational speaker, personal finance instructor and self-help author. As such, Tony Robbins Net Worth is estimated at $500 million.
Tony Robbins Net Worth: $500 Million
Let’s take a look at how Tony Robbins managed to get a spot in Forbes magazine’s “Celebrity 100” list after attaining a stagering $30 million in earnings, in 2007 alone.
Tony Robinns Bio and Career Development
Anthony J. Mahavorick on his birth name, came into this world on the 29th of February, 1960. He was born in North Hollywood, California, yet he was raised in Azusa and Glendora, California. He is the oldest of three brothers.
After having problems providing for his family, his father left when the motivational speaker was 7. As such, he filled his fathers role ans a provider and caretaker for his siblings. His mother went on remarrying a number of times. He was later on adopted at age 12 by Jim Robbins, a former semi-professional baseball player, after marrying his mother.
Tony Robbins attended Glendora High School, where he was elected student body president in his senior year. At the age of 17, Tony Robbins left his home after a dramatic episode in which he was chased with a knife by his mother. Tony Robbins then went on working as a janitor and did not attend college.
The start of his career came while promoting seminars for Jim Rohn. Tony Robbins once stated that Rohn taught him some valuable life lessons. One such lesson was that “Happiness and success in life are not the result of what we have, but rather how we live and what we give.”
Tony Robbins Net Worth Over the Years
Tony Robbins took his first steps in attaining such a net worth by beginning to work as a self-help coach. After training with NLP co-founder John Grinder he began teaching neuro-linguistic programming and Ericksonian Hypnosis. A pivotal component in his seminars is to teach people to surpass their fears.
As such he began learning to firewalk from Tolly Burkan in 1983. After incorporating this aspect into his seminars, he went a step further and also included the use of board breaking and skydiving. Through the use of books and TV infomercials, Robbins promoted himself as a “peak performance coach”. He landed his first informercial, “Personal Power”, in 1988 and was produced by Guthy Renker,
To help him promote his services he acquired the services of Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton and actor Martin Sheen. It was estimated that by 1991, 100 million Americans viewed his informercials.
Tony Robbins established the Leadership Academy seminar in 1997. The seminar circuit was sponsored by Learning Apex and featured him as the main speaker. He also appeared in a number of TED conferences, his most famous being the one in 2007. His speech then classified as the sixth most popular TED talk.
Tony Robbins net worth might be even more on the increase after acquiring in 2014 the right to launch a Major League Soccer franchise in LA, California. This action was taken with a group of inestors such as Magic Johnson, Mia Hamm and Peter Guber. The football team is set to see th elight of day in 2017.
Alongside benefiting from a being a motivational speaker for years, Tony Robbins net worth increased exponentially after writting three best-selling books. The books are: “Unlimited Power”, “Awaken the Giant Within” and “Money: Master the Game”. Each one of the books had a different take on life and how we can improve it.
For example in “Unlimited Power”, that was released in 1986, the main topics are health and energy and how we can overcome fears and use persuasive communication to enhance relationships. Through the use of NPL (neuro linguistic programming), the author claims that “anyone can become successful at almost anything”. His second book “Awaken the Giant Within”, published in 1991, taught readers to control their emotional, physical and financial destinies.
“Money: Master the Game” was Robbins third best-seller. It was published in 2014 and reached the number one spot in New York Times “Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous” bestseller list. The book took four years in making, time in which the author interviewed a number of financial experts such as John Bogle, Warren Buffet and Steve Forbes to name a few. The book has been regarded to appeal both beginning and experienced investors.
But Tony Robbins net worth was also put to good use in many charities. In 1991, he founded the Anthony Robbins Foundation, a charity dedicated to empowering individuals and organizations. The foundation is active in more than 2.000 schools, 700 prisons and 100.000 health and human service organizations.
A popular program of Anthony Robbins Foundation is the International Basket Brigade. Volunteers from all over the world gather to delivere baskets of food to needy families. It is estimated that two million people per year benefit from this program.
Probably his most challenging philanthropic event came in 2014. Togheter with Feeding America he took upon the 100 Million Meals Challenge. As such he donated his “Money: Master the Game” book profits alongside with an additional donation to feed 50 million people in need.
Tony Robbins net worth further icnreased as he made a number of cameo roles in various movies and TV shows as well. He also played himself in the 1010 motion picture “The Singularity is Near: A True Story about The Future”.
NBC debuted in July 2010 “Breakthrough with Tony Robbins”. The reality show was focused on Robbins advices given to the show’s participants as they faced personal challenges. The show was picked up in March 2012 by OWN Network, after being canceled by NBC due to the low viewership of 2.8 million. Beginning with 2012 Tony Robbins also started to co-host Oprah’s Lifeclass on the OWN Network.
Tonny Robbins net worth surely has staggered many people over the years, yet it is a product of truly hard work.
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