Tony Robbins: Net Worth, Books, Quotes & Everything Else!
Right here and now in this post, we are going to discuss a legendary icon.
Anthony Jay Robbins. Popularly known as Tony Robbins.
Talking about everything about this great man in just a single post will take a space of over 100,000-word article.
I’m not going to bore you with that either. Instead, we shall take a look at some of the notable doings of Tony Robbins.
Like Tony Robins:
- Net worth
- Family life
- Quotes (my favorite)
And a few other crazy controversial about Tony Robbins. Not forgetting his philanthropic acts.
Oh, and not also forgetting his new LIFE changing program with Dean Graziosi on creating impact and changing lives through masterminds and courses.
It is called:
I think you might have even heard some whistles about it. Maybe?
BACK TO TONY ROBBINS.
Here is the table of contents for this Tony Robbins biography review post:
- Who Is Tony Robbins?
- Early Life – A Little Backstory
- Marriage, Love Life & Family
- Tony Teachings & Events
- Tony Robbins Books
- Philanthropic Achievements
- Television and Film Features
- My Favorite Quotes
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Tony Robbins Controversial
Let’s do it!
Part #1: Who is Tony Robbins?
Anthony Jay Robbins (born Anthony J. Mahavoric; February 29, 1960) is an entrepreneur, #1 NY Times bestselling author, philanthropist, and America’s #1 Life and Business Strategist.
For 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 the nation’s #1 life and business strategist.
Author of six internationally bestselling books, including the recent New York Times #1 best-seller MONEY: Master the Game and UNSHAKEABLE
Tony has empowered more than 50 million people from 100 countries through his audio, video, and life training programs.
He created the #1 personal and professional development program of all time, and more than 4 million people have attended his live seminars.
Tony is the chairman of a holding company comprised of more than 33 privately held businesses with combined sales exceeding $5 billion a year.
He has been honored by:
- Accenture as one of the “Top 50 Business Intellectuals in the World”
- Harvard Business Press as one of the “Top 200 Business Gurus”
- American Express as one of the “Top Six Business Leaders in the World” to coach its entrepreneurial clients.
Fortune’s recent cover article named him the “CEO Whisperer,”
And he has been named in the top 50 of Worth Magazine’s 100 most powerful people in global finance for two consecutive years.
Tony’s work has touched the lives of top entertainers – like Aerosmith to Green Day, to Usher and Pitbull. As well as athletes like Andre Agassi, and the Golden State Warriors.
With some other great billionaire and top entrepreneurs such as:
- Marc Benioff
Founder, Chairman & CEO of salesforce.com
- Steve Wynn
- Serena Williams
23-Time Grand slam tennis champion and Olympic gold medalist
- Donna Karan
Legendary fashion designer
- Maria Menounos
Actress, Journalist & Television Host
- Ark Burnett and Roma Downey
Survivor/Shark Tank TV Producer & Award-winning Actress
- Turia Pitt
Athlete, motivation speaker
- Melissa Etheridge
Academy Award-Winning Singer/Song Writer
- Russell Brunson
Founder of ClickFunnels, Author, Speaker & multiple 8 figure marketers
Among other… are those grateful for his coaching.
As a philanthropist, through his partnership with Feeding America, Tony 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.
Tony Robbins 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 disease.
Part #2: Early life – A Little Backstory
Anthony Robbins was born as Anthony J. Mahavoric in North Hollywood, California, on February 29, 1960. Robbins is the eldest of three children and his parents divorced when he was 7.
A pretty horrible beginning for a promising kid, if you ask me.
Tony’s mother then remarried (more than once), including a marriage with Jim Robbins, a former semi-professional baseball player who legally adopted Anthony when he was 12 years of age
Tony Robbins was raised in Azusa, California, and attended Glendora High School. He was elected student body president in his senior year.
While growing up, Robbins worked as a handyman to help provide for his siblings.
During high school, Robbins grew ten inches, a growth spurt later attributed to a pituitary tumor.
He has said his home life was “chaotic” and “abusive”.
That was actually true.
When he was seventeen years old, he left home and never returned. Robbins later worked as a janitor and did not attend college.
Tony Robbin Career (Broken Down!)
Robbins began his career promoting seminars for motivational speaker and author Jim Rohn when he was 17 years old.
In the early 1980s, soon after meeting Neurolinguistic Programming 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.
In 1988 Robbins released his first infomercial, Personal Power, produced by Guthy Renker, which helped to promote his services as a “Peak performance coach”. The infomercial helped Robbins gain wide exposure, selling his Personal Power self-help audiotapes.
His early infomercials featured celebrities such as Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton and actor Martin Sheen. By 1991 an estimated 100 million Americans in 200 media markets had seen his infomercials.
In 1997, Robbins began the Leadership Academy seminar.
He is a speaker on the seminar circuit sponsored by Learning Annex. Robbins was a featured speaker at the 2007 Technology, Entertainment, and Design (TED) conference. Approximately 4 million people have attended his live seminars.
Robbins founded the Robbins-Madanes Center for Intervention, an organization that trains life skills coaches to help families and individuals dealing with addiction and other issues.
As if that’s not enough…
In 2014, Robbins, along with a group of investors including Magic Johnson, Mia Hamm, and Peter Guber, acquired rights to launch a Major League Soccer franchise in Los Angeles, California, currently referred to as the Los Angeles Football Club.
The soccer team began competition in 2018.
In 2016, Robbins partnered with Golden State Warriors co-owner Peter Guber and Washington Wizards co-owner Ted Leonsis to purchase Team Liquid, an eSports pro gaming organization. In 2017 Team Liquid won The International 7, a Dota 2 tournament with a prize pool of over $24 million.
Robbins has worked on an individual basis with Bill Clinton, Justin Tuck, Wayne Gretzky, Serena Williams, Hugh Jackman, and Pitbull.
He has also counseled American businessmen Peter Guber, Steve Wynn, and Marc Benioff just as we mentioned in the last section.
In 2007 Tony was ranked on Forbes Celebrity 100.
Robbins was criticized for critical comments made about the ‘Me Too’ movement at a seminar in San Jose, California on March 15, 2018.
According to a video of the event released on social media by NowThis News, Robbins stated his opinion that:
If you use the #MeToo movement to try to get significance and certainty by attacking and destroying someone else… all you’ve done is basically use a drug called significance to make yourself feel good.
He went on to tell a story about a “very powerful man” who passed on hiring a female candidate even though she was the most qualified because she was too attractive and would be “too big a risk”.
Following criticism for these comments, Robbins posted an apology on his Facebook page, saying:
I apologize for suggesting anything other than my profound admiration for the #MeToo movement.
Tony Robbins Net Worth
Tony Robbins net worth is estimated to be around $500million as of the first quarter of 2020. He is an American success coach, author, professional public speaker who also consults over 200,000 people every year.
So, it’s a more than fair to say that he’s really worth up-to or more than that.
Part #3: Tony Robbins Marriage, Love Life and Family
In 1984, Robbins married Rebecca “Becky” Jenkins after meeting her at a seminar. Jenkins had three children from two former marriages, whom Robbins adopted. Robbins and Jenkins filed for divorce in 1998.
They were married for fourteen years.
In 1984, Robbins fathered a child with former girlfriend Liz Acosta. The son, Jairek Robbins, is also a personal empowerment trainer.
In October 2001, Robbins married Bonnie “Sage” Robbins (née Humphrey) in Fiji. They live in Manalapan, Florida.
Although, Sage and Tony do not have any kids of their own (as at when this was written).
But in total, Tony Robbins has four (4) children from previous marriages – three children with his first wife and the last child with his former girlfriend.
Part #4: Tony’s Teachings & Events
Here are a few of some of Tony Robbins teachings (you might be aware of), including his seminars and new course with Dean (Mastermind):
#1: Personal performance
Throughout his writings, seminars, and speeches, Robbins espouses viewpoints, techniques, and other practices he asserts can help adherents improve their lives.
He speaks about various “human needs, influences that affect people, the power of making decisions” and the need to achieve “emotional mastery”.
Robbins holds multiple seminars annually, most of them with a “self-help” and “positive thinking” theme, with firewalk participation (crazy one!), massages, a lot of audience participation and physical exercises.
Costs to attend these seminars vary from US$ 2,500 (for a 3.5 days “Unleash the power within” program) to US$ 5,000 (for the “Date with Destiny” seminar).
#3: Health and energy
“Energy: The Fuel of Excellence”, a chapter in Unlimited Power, is dedicated to a discussion of health and energy.
It endorses the ‘Fit For Life’ program of Harvey and Marilyn Diamond, combining food and deep breathing. Robbins refers to Harvey and Marilyn Diamond as his “former partners”.
#4: Knowledge Broker Blueprint
The Knowledge Broker Blueprint by Tony Robbins and Dean Graziosi is a proven and tested 4 module in-depth implementation program that teaches you to extract your wisdom…
…find those willing to pay for your knowledge and how to create a run a wildly profitable and impactful, small groups, workshops, communities or masterminds.
Both online and offline.
You can check out the course here.
Part #5: Tony Robbins Books
As of 2017 Robbins has written five books, four of them best-sellers, including Unlimited Power and Awaken the Giant Within.
In 2014, inspired by the financial crisis that cost many Americans their retirement savings, he published Money: Master the Game, which reached #1 on the New York Times best-selling list in December.
Here are the Tony books as of today:
Book #1: Unlimited Power (Published 1986)
In his book -Unlimited Power, Tony Robbins teaches you how to use NLP Neuro-linguistic Programming) as well as your sub-modalities to motivate yourself or change your beliefs.
It also teaches many NLP techniques. Techniques which comprises of destroying a habit or something that holds you back.
Book #2: Awake The Giant in You (Published 1991)
This is another powerful book by Tony Robbins. One of the aims of this book is that we can control our nervous system so that our actions are programmed.
Another key teaching of this book is our ability to model the behavior of successful people so that we can achieve the same results.
Book #3: Giant Steps (Published 1994)
This book contains a practical approach on how to get maximum results in a minimum amount of time, making use of those techniques such as from simple decision-making skills to more specific tools that help you redefine the quality of your relationships, financial conditions, health, and emotions.
Book #4: Money: Master The Game (Published 2014)
This book gives you valuable information and important practices to help you manage your finances, and build a financial home in the long run.
After years of interviews with at 50 of the world’s most financial experts, and years of extensive research, Tony Robbins came up with a 7 – Step practical blueprint to catapult your finance to the next level.
Book #5: Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook (Published 2017)
A book Tony co-authored with Peter Mallouk.
Whether you’re a fan of Tony Robbins or not, so long you’re on a path to financial freedom, this sure is the best piece you will have come across in a while.
Regardless of your earnings, lifestyle, and start-up, this book will provide you with the right tools to help you reach your financial goals much faster than you could ever have thought.
This step-by-step guide from Robbins will take you on a journey to change your financial life and accelerate your path to financial freedom in no distance time.
Part #6: Tony Robbins Philanthropic Movements
We all know – Tony is a philanthropist. A huge one at that!
Let’s take a look at some of the notable ones:
#1: The Tony Robbins Foundation
In 1991, Robbins founded the Anthony Robbins Foundation, intended to help youth, homeless, hungry, prisoners, elderly and imprisoned.
The organization’s name was subsequently changed to “The Tony Robbins Foundation.”
In 2016 Robbins and his Foundation partnered with Robert Carr and the Give Something Back Foundation on the ROC ‘N Robbins Challenge event. Carr matched the $1 million Robbins donated at the event, with the proceeds going to send 100 low-income students to medical school.
Independent charity watchdog Charity Navigator gives the Anthony Robbins Foundation a rating of four out of four stars in 2017.
#2: Feeding America
In 2014, he donated the profits of his book, Money: Master the Game, along with an additional personal donation, through Feeding America to provide meals to people in need.
The combined donation fed 100 million needy people in 2014-15, according to the charity.
Robbins partnered with the charity again in 2016 to provide 100 million more meals.
On February 2, 2017, Feeding America announced that the 100 Million More Meals Challenge, conducted in partnership with Robbins, helped provide more than 101.6 million meals to children, families, and seniors through Feeding America’s network of 200-member food banks in 2016.
Robbins also donated profits from Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook to Feeding America.
#3: Spring Health
Robbins works with a water company called Spring Health, which provides fresh water to small villages in rural eastern India to prevent waterborne diseases.
#4: Underground Railroad
Robbins helped raise money for Operation Underground Railroad, a nonprofit organization that fights against child trafficking and slavery with the assistance of former CIA, Navy SEALs, and Special Ops operatives.
Part #7: Tony Robbins Television and Film Features
Robbins has played cameo roles in the films Reality Bites, The Cable Guy, and the 2001 film Shallow Hal.
He also appeared in The Roseanne Show and an episode of The Sopranos. He plays himself in the 2010 documentary film:
The Singularity Is Near: A True Story About the Future
He was lampooned in the Family Guy episodes “When You Wish Upon a Weinstein” and “Pal Stewie”.
In July 2010, NBC debuted “Breakthrough with Tony Robbins”, a reality show that followed Robbins as he helped the show’s participants face their personal challenges.
NBC canceled the show after airing two of the planned six episodes due to low viewership of 2.8 million. In March 2012, the OWN Network picked up the show for another season beginning with the original first season set to re-run and thereafter leading directly into the new 2012 season.
In April 2012, Robbins began cohosting Oprah’s Lifeclass on the OWN Network.
In 2015, filmmaker Joe Berlinger directed and produced the documentary Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru, about the Tony Robbins event “Date with Destiny” after filming it in Boca Raton, Florida, in December 2014.
It premiered at the South by Southwest film festival in March 2016 and opened the American Documentary Film Festival (Amdocs) in Palm Springs in February 2016.
The documentary was translated into languages for 190 countries and released by Netflix on July 15, 2016.
Part #8: My Favorite Tony Robbins Quotes
If you perform a simple Google search on “Tony Robbins Quotes”, you’re sure to find tons of his quotes on various aspects of life.
Like Tony Robbins quotes on:
- Inspirations, motivations, etc.
Well, below are some of my favorite quotes by Tony Robbins:
#1: “It’s not about achieving the goal. It’s about who you have become in order to achieve the goal.”
#2: “One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.” – Tony Robbins
#3: “Where focus goes, energy flows.” – Tony Robbins
#4: “The secret to living is giving.”’ – Tony Robbins
#5: “Your income right now is a result of your standards, it is not the industry, it is not the economy.”
#6: “You shape your perceptions, or someone shapes them for you. You do what you want to do, or you respond to someone else’s plan for you.” – Tony Robbins
#7: “There is no greatness without a passion for being great, whether it’s the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.” – Tony Robbins
#8: “The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” – Tony Robbins
#9: “The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t life controls you.” – Tony Robbins
#10: “In life, you need either inspiration or desperation.” – Tony Robbins
#11: “Success is doing what you want to do, when you want, where you want, with whom you want, as much as you want.” – Tony Robbins
#12: “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” – Tony Robbins
Part #9: Frequently Asked Questions
What is Tony Robbins Unleash the Power Within?
Unleash the Power Within is a live 3½ day seminar event with Tony Robbins designed to help you unlock and unleash the forces inside of you to transform your life and help you break through any limit and create the quality of life desired.
What is tony Robbins Date With Destiny?
Date With Destiny is another Tony’s event aimed that empowers you to self-discovery, mastering your skills, growing past your fears and past failures, creation of quality and meaningful life and ways to fulfill your destiny.
Where did Tony Robbins go to college?
Tony Robbins attended Glendora High school, and he received no further formal education beyond high school.
Where is Tony Robbins from?
Tony Robbins is from North Hollywood, California in the United States.
Which Tony Robbins book should I read first?
I would say it depends on what you want to learn from Tony’s books. His books are all great but for me, I’d rather start with Awaken the Giant Within.
Who is Tony Robbins married to?
Tony Robbins is married to Sage Robbins, they got married in 2001.
Who is Tony Robbins son?
Tony Robbins son is Jairek Robbins. He is also an American performance coach and motivational speaker.
When is Tony Robbins birthday?
Tony Robbins was born on February 29, 1960, in North Hollywood, California. This means his birthday is on the 29th of February.
How old is Tony Robbins?
As at the time of writing this post, Tony Robbins is 60 years old.
How did Tony Robbins get started?
Tony Robbins began his career as a seminar promoter for his mentor and motivational speaker – Jim Rohn.
Part #10: Some Legal Issues and Controversies Associated W/Tony Robbins
#1: 1995 Consumer Redress Settlement with Federal Trade Commission
In May 1995, Robbins Research International (R.R.I.) settled with the Federal Trade Commission over alleged violations of the agency’s Franchise Rule.
Under the settlement, R.R.I. did not admit to having violated any law but agreed to pay $221,260 in consumer redress.
#2: 2000 Wade Cook copyright lawsuit
Wade Cook sued Robbins for allegedly using copyrighted terms from Cook’s book Wall Street Money Machine in Robbins’s seminars.
In 2000, a jury awarded Cook $655,900 judgment, which was appealed. Cook and Robbins settled for an undisclosed amount.
#3: 2001 Vancouver Sun defamation lawsuit
In 2001, the British Columbia Supreme Court ruled that The Vancouver Sun had defamed Robbins when it called him an “adulterous, wife-stealing hypocrite.”
The court awarded Robbins $20,000 in damages and his legal costs.
#4: 2012 and 2016 fire-walking injuries
In July 2012, the San Jose Mercury News published a story reporting that multiple people had been burned and hospitalized during one of Robbins’s fire-walking events on July 19, 2012.
This story was picked up by other media outlets, including Fox News, The New York Times, and CNN. These reports were later retracted as inaccurate.
A corrective article was published by The Huffington Post.
On June 24, 2016, it was reported that “dozens were burned and required medical attention after attempting to walk on hot coals during a fire-walking event at a Tony Robbins seminar in Dallas, Texas”.
Several attendees were transported to medical facilities to treat burns, and a bus was used as a staging-area for between 30 and 40 people who were less seriously hurt. A spokeswoman for the Robbins organization stated:
“Someone unfamiliar with the process of the fire-walk called 911 reporting the need for emergency services vehicles, there was no need for emergency personnel only 5 of 7,000 participants requested any examination beyond what was readily available on site.”
#5: 2019 sexual harassment and abuse allegations
In May 2019, an investigation by BuzzFeed News detailed accusations against Robbins of his sexual harassment of fans and staffers, such as groping fans at events, exposing his genitals to his assistants, and sexually harassing fans.
As of that time, nine women had publicly accused Robbins of sexual misconduct. Robbins denied the allegations and also stated:
“I have been the target of a year-long investigation by BuzzFeed. Unfortunately, your organization has made it clear to my team that you intend to move forward with publishing an inaccurate, agenda-driven version of the past, pierced with falsehoods.”
In November 2019, BuzzFeed News published a six-part article accusing Robbins of molesting a teenage girl during his time as a “star speaker” at SuperCamp, an elite summer camp in southern California.
The article claims the events took place in 1985 when Robbins was 25, and that there were at least two eyewitnesses.