Tony Robbins Biography


Anthony Jay “Tony” Robbins (born Anthony J. Mahavoric on February 29, 1960) is an American author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and life coach. The most famous works of his career are his books, ‘Unlimited Power’ and ‘Awaken the Giant Within’ and his innovatively designed seminars, ‘Unleash the Power Within’ and ‘Mastery University’.

He writes and talks on subjects like health and energy, breaking conventional fears, accumulating more wealth, optimum utilization of the available resources, maintaining and enhancing relationships and communication.

Robbins began his career promoting seminars for motivational speaker and author Jim Rohn when he was 17 years old and, in the early 1980s, soon after meeting Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) co-founder John Grinder, the two became partners. At this time Robbins taught NLP and Ericksonian Hypnosis.  In 1983 Robbins learned to firewalk, and incorporated it into his seminars.

Robbins has attained a celebrity status for himself through his much-publicized ‘firewalk’ seminars and by featuring in magazines like: Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Forbes, Life, GQ, Vanity Fair, Businessweek, etc. He also co-hosted ‘Oprah’s Lifeclass’ with Oprah Winfrey on the OWN Network.

Spanning more than 4 decades, more than 50 million people have enjoyed the warmth, humor, and transformational power of his business and personal development events. He is, according to the bio on his own website, the US nation’s #1 life and business strategist.

Mr. Robbins has already empowered more than 50 million people from 100 countries through his audio, video and life training programs, and he created the #1 personal and professional development program of all time.  More than 4 million people have attended his live seminars.

Most notably, as a philanthropist, through his partnership with Feeding America, Mr. Robbins has provided over 325 million meals in the last 3 years to those in need. He is on track to provide a billion meals over the next 7 years, an incredible achievement.  He has also initiated programs in more than 1,500 schools, 700 prisons, and 50,000 service organizations and shelters. He provides fresh water to 250,000 people a day in India in order to fight the number one killer of children in that country-waterborne diseases.

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