Tony Robbins is known as one of the most popular motivational speakers in the world. He became so famous thanks to the fact that he has many books that can be found in book shops all over the world and his speeches attract thousands of people every single time they are held. He is a successful entrepreneur and it is widely considered that he is also an amazing life coach. He made a fortune with his books, videos and events and he managed to inspire millions of people all over the world. But what is the whole story of Tony Robbins? We have listed some of the key points of his life and career in order to better understand his popularity.
He was born in 1960 under the name of Anthony J. Mahavoric. His mother had multiple husbands while he was a child and when he was 12 she married Jim Robbins who adopted Anthony and gave him the name Robbins. He had a very difficult time during his childhood and often described his home as being a place of abuse and this is why he left home as soon as possible. While he was in high school he was diagnosed with a pituitary gland tumor. The diagnose came after he had an abnormal growth rate for his age. Tony worked as a handyman during high school in order to get money and he was also elected the president of the student’s board. He never attended college and preferred to work instead.
He began his career when he was just 17 years old by distributing materials for another motivational speaker. This is the point when he started studying life coaching and psychology. Later he partnered with John Grinder and this is the moment when he started producing his first audiotapes. This was the main way of promoting motivational speeches back in the 80’s. His work was very appreciated and this is how he managed to gain lots of popularity and to also launch videos and commercial. His marketing campaigns were very popular, and this is the moment when he started making big money from this business.
He also partnered with Cloe Madanes and together with her he opened a center that would help people in distress, especially those who were struggling with addiction. Later he turned his head to sports teams and managed to open a Football Club in 2015 and he bought an esports branch in 2016. Both companies are very successful and then he even purchased Team liquid. He is considered one of the best entrepreneurs in the United States and he is in top 50 Business Intellectuals by Accenture.
He is also a big philanthropist. He started his first trust in 1986 with the aim to help families in need get food and all the basic necessities. In 2017 he started a new trust that has as an aim sending low-income children to medical schools. He has donated in many other trusts and funds.