- Name: Tony Robbins (birth name, Anthony J. Mahavorick)
- Born: February 29, 1960
- Place of Birth: North Hollywood, California
- Occupation: motivational speaker, self-help author,
life coach, finance instructor, entrepreneur, actor
- Marital Status: married
Tony Robbins Net Worth History
Tony Robbins is now worth $480,000,000 from his motivational speaking, large seminars, and helping several famous and wealthy people with various aspects of their lives, from finance to personal achievement. He advertises his self-help programs through various infomercials, and these programs include a variety of four-day events designed to inspire and motivate attendees to achieve successful lives. The various Tony Robbins infomercials have been seen by over 100 million Americans, and feature testimonials from celebrities, athletes, and business leaders on the power of these programs.
Robbins also gained a fortune through his best selling books, including “Unlimited Power,” “Waking the Giant Within,” and “Money: Master the Game.” The third of these books reached number one on the New York Times Best Seller List.
Tony Robbins is a highly sought after speaker, and his 2007 appearance on the Technology Entertainment, and Design (TED) conferences is among the most popular TED episodes. These speeches and appearances, as well as his other activities, have been vary lucrative for Robbins. According to Forbes Magazine, Tony Robbins earned approximately $30,000,000 during year 2007 through his various projects and foundations.
About Tony Robbins
Tony Robbins was born Anthony J. Mahavorick in North Hollywood, California and raised in nearby cities Azusa and Glendora. His parents divorced when he was 7 years old, and his mother married a semi-professional baseball player named Jim Robbins. Jim Robbins legally adopted Tony, but left the family when he was unable to adequately provide for them. His mother began abusing alcohol and prescription medication, which resulted in dysfunctional teen years for Robbins. He took on the role of caretaker for his two younger siblings until, at 17 years of age, his mother chased him out of the house with a knife. Robbins has not returned since that incident.
Robbins had dreamed of being a sports reporter as he attended Glendora High School, where he experienced a 10-inch growth spurt brought on by a pituitary tumor. He was elected Senior Class President, but he left school midway through his last year, and Robbins never attended college. He instead worked a series of jobs, including one as a custodian.
Robbins began his career as a promoter for Jim Rohn, a rags-to-riches motivational speaker. Rohn mentored Robbins, who established his own self-help program. He used Rohn’s teachings, along with neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and Ericksonian Hypnosis in his seminars. Robbins learned NLP from John Grinder, who co-founded this paradigm. Robins has incorporated several intense activities, such as board-breaking and fire-walking into his events in order to force attendees to face their fears.
Robbins has made a few movie appearances, including the 1997 film “Men in Black” in which he is characterized as one of several aliens masquerading as human. Robbins also has a son from former girlfriend Liz Acosta named Jairek Robbins, who has formed a career as a personal empowerment trainer. In 1985, Tony Robbins married Rebecca Jenkins, who had three children from two former relationships. They divorced in 1999, Robbins married Bonnie Humphrey in 2001 and the pair reside in Palm Beach, Florida. He claims to be a Christian but holds respect for all religious beliefs.