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Tim Ferriss: Biography at a Glance

  • Tim Ferriss is the author of five #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, including The 4-Hour Workweek and Tools of Titans.
  • His podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show — focused on deconstructing world-class performers — is often ranked #1 across all of Apple Podcasts and was also selected for “Best of Apple Podcasts” three years in a row. 
  • His blog is one of Inc. Magazine’s "19 Blogs You Should Bookmark Right Now," and it has been ranked #1 on the Top 150 Management and Leadership Blogs list.
  • Tim’s Twitter account was selected by Mashable as one of the "5 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts for Entrepreneurs."
  • He was nominated as one of Fast Company's "Most Innovative Business People" and featured by more than 100 media outlets, including The New York Times, The Economist, TIME, Forbes, Fortune, and CNN.
  • Ferriss has been invited as an esteemed speaker at Google, MIT, Harvard Business School, Nike, Facebook, The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Microsoft,  TED, and SXSW among others.

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Tim Ferriss is an early-stage technology investor/advisor (Uber, Facebook, Shopify, Duolingo, Alibaba, and 50+ others) and the author of five #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, including The 4-Hour Workweek and Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers. He has been listed as one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People” and one of Fortune’s “40 under 40.” The Observer and other media have called Tim “the Oprah of audio” due to the influence of The Tim Ferriss Show podcast, which is the first business/interview podcast to exceed 100 million downloads. It has now exceeded 800 million downloads.

His podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show — focused on deconstructing world-class performers — is often ranked #1 across all of Apple Podcasts and was also selected for “Best of Apple Podcasts” three years in a row. 

His blog is one of Inc. Magazine’s “19 Blogs You Should Bookmark Right Now“, and it has been ranked #1 on the Top 150 Management and Leadership Blogs list, based on Google PageRank, Alexa traffic ranking, Bing results, PostRank, and more.

Tim’s Twitter account was selected by Mashable as one of “5 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts for Entrepreneurs,” a list including Richard Branson, Mark Cuban, Marissa Mayer, and Jack Dorsey.

Tim has been featured by more than 100 media outlets—including The New York Times, The Economist, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, TIME, Forbes, Fortune, CNN, and CBS—and was a popular guest lecturer at Princeton University from 2003-2013, where he discussed entrepreneurship as a tool for world change and ideal lifestyle design.

He also serves on the advisory board of DonorsChoose.org, an educational non-profit and the first charity to make the Fast Company list of 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World.

Tim has been invited to speak at some of the world’s most innovative organizations, including Google, MIT, Harvard Business School, Nike, Facebook, The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Microsoft, and Palantir. He has also been invited to keynote at dozens of summits and events, including TED, The EG, E-Tech, SXSW, LeWeb, and the Web 2.0 Exposition, where he shared the stage with figures like Eric Schmidt, Chairman of the Board of Google, and Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.

Tim received his BA from Princeton University where he focused on language acquisition and East Asian Studies. He developed his nonfiction writing with Pulitzer Prize winner John McPhee and formed his life philosophies under Nobel Prize winner Kenzaburō Ōe.  

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