Anthony Robbins is the number 1 peak performance coach in USA and author of best-selling self-help motivating books. Born of humble beginnings, he went on to become one of the greatest motivators in the US who has worked closely with the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jackson, Bill Clinton, Quincy Jones, Mark Burnett, Larry King, Serena Wlliams and more.
Born in February 29, 1960, Robin hails from California, he was raised in Azusa. He looks up to John Rohn for motivating him for his goals and teaching him winning philosophies of life. He was born as Anthony J. Mahavorick. While his father was a parking attendant, his mother was an alcoholic with a drug problem. His parents divorced when he was just seven, he is the eldest of three children. His mother married quite a few men, of which Jim Robbins, a basketball player legally adopted young Anthony.
After attending Glendora High School, Anthony worked as a handyman for siblings. When he was in high school, his height grew abnormally due to a pituitary problem. He stands tall at 6.7 inches (2.0 meters). Young Anthony did not have it easy, he states the conditions in his house was full of turmoil, he recalls an incident wherein his mother chased him with a knife when he was in his teens. He didn’t return home since then and went to work as a janitor. Anthony Robbins didn’t even attend college.
Life changed for Anthony Robbins when he attended a series of seminars by Jim Rohn. He started grooming himself to become a life coach. He studied neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) with its founder John Grinder and wrote about it extensively in ‘Awaken the Giant Within’, one of his best-sellers. He started incorporating NLP in his seminars.
Anthony Robbins began to showcase himself as a ‘peak performance coach’ through TV infomercials and books. He initiated the Leadership Academy Seminar in 1997, where he taught how you can be a leader by serving people. He debuted as speaker in the TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference and became the 6th most popular speaker for TED Talk in 2012.
Anthony Robbins – best-selling books
- Unlimited Power which was published in 1987, dealt with focus on health, overcoming low self-esteem issue and improving relationships.
- Awake the Giant Within – Published in 1991, was a set of specialized personality development techniques and NLP strategies.
- Giant Steps – This was a small pocket-sized motivational book with daily pearls of wisdom.
- MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom – Published in 2014 has real-life case studies of billionaires, millionaires and smart success-driven individuals who made money despite the vagaries of the market.
Anthony Robbins wrote that he took a long time to write a book since 1994 because he loves reaching out to people in a live audience. The 2008 market dip in 2008 prompted him to write a book which would help to take charge of their financial destiny.
Philanthropy – Anthony Robbins Foundation
Anthony Robbins launched the Anthony Robbins Foundation in 1991 which empowers children, the deprived and prisoners through food, provisions and learning based programs. His foundation according to his website, has reached out to more than 2000 schools, 100,000 human service organizations and 700 prisons.
Anthony Robbins in movies and TV
He has done cameo roles in the Jim-Carrey starrer ‘The Cable Guy’ and Shallow Hal. He played himself in the movie ‘The Singularity is Near- A True Story about the Future’. The Family Guy (Season 3, episode 22) lampooned him. Anthony Robbins was shown as an alien masquerading as a human being in Men in Black. NBC broadcasted ‘Breakthrough with Tony Robbins’ a personal motivational program that showed him helping people face tough challenges in life and overcoming them. The show however registered low TRPs and had to be recalled after 2 episodes. It was re-televised again after OWN Network began airing the program in 2012, with the first two episodes and the new set.
Anthony Robbins – wife and children
Anthony Robins was married to Becky Jenkins from 1982 to 2001. While he was married to his first wife (who had kids of her own from other fathers), he had a son with his girlfriend Liz Acosta. The son Jairek Robbins is also a life coach. Robbins divorced his wife in 2001 and married actress Bonnie Humphrey, who is now known as Sage Robbins.
Antony Robbins – Net Worth
His net worth is $508 million. He made it to the Forbes Magazine Celebrity List in 2007 with a net worth of $30 million.
Anthony Robbins – House
Anthony Robbins lives in ocean-to-lake property in Manalapan, New Jersey, Florida. He has four homes in the USA, including his old home in California. He found his latest house in Manalapan, after scouting through 87 properties in three states.
Anthony Robbins love to travel and says that his favorite place is Fiji, he has a house there too, a 525-acre plot with 3000 feet of oceanfront. He makes it a point to stay in Fuji for 2 months in a year.
Anthony Robbins – personal challenge
The life coach says “My main challenge is time. I have got 12 companies, weekend seminars that go for more than 50 hours, four adult kids and two grand kids. In 2014, I was in 16 different countries, doing seminars. I try my best to ensure that time serves me and no the other way around. ”