Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins (born Anthony J. Mahavoric , February 29, 1960) is an American executives, author, and Philanthropist. [1] He became well Berninahaus from his infomercials and self-help books: Unlimited Power , Unleash the Power Within and Awaken the Giant Within .

In 2007, he was named in Forbes magazine’s “Celebrity 100” list, earning an Estimated $ 30 million annually. [2]

Early life

Robbins was born Anthony J. Mahavoric in North Hollywood, California , on February 29, 1960. [3] His surname was spelled oorspronkelijk ‘Mohorović’ and or Croatian origin. [4]Robbins is the eldest of three children and his parents divorced-when he was 7. His mother-then had a series of Husbands, zoals Jim Robbins, a former semiprofessional baseball player who legally eerste Anthony als have been 12.

His Father Could not bieden for hun family, so he left them. His mother started Abusing alcohol and prescription drugs sometime after. While growing up, Robbins helped bieden for his siblings. Robbins was raised in Azusa and Glendora , California. He was elected student body president in his senior year and Grew 10 inches into high school, a growth spurt later Attributed to a pituitary tumor . [3] He has zegt his home life was “chaotic” and “abusive.” When he was 17 years old, Robbins’ mother chased im out of the house with a knife, and he never Returned. [3] Robbins later worked as a janitor, and did not attend college. [3]


Robbins Began his career promoting seminars for Jim Rohn . [5]

Later, Without Any educational background in psychology, Robbins Began his own work as a self-help coach. He taught Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and Ericksonian hypnosis after training with NLP co-founder John Grinder [ citation needed ] . In 1983, Robbins learned to firewalk and Began to incorporate it into his seminars. [6] Robbins’ use or board breaking, sky diving, and later firewalking in his seminars are intended to help participants learn to push through hun Fears. [7]

Robbins promoted his services as a “peak performance coach” through his books and television infomercials . His first infomercial, Personal Power , was released in 1988 and produktie at Guthy RENKER . [8] Early infomercials featured celebrities zoals Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton and actor Martin Sheen . [9] In 1991, an Estimated 100 million Americans in 200 media markets had viewed his infomercials. [9]

In 1997, Robbins Began the Leadership Academy seminar. [10] Robbins was a featured speaker on the seminar circuit sponsored by Learning Annex . Robbins Appeared as a featured speaker at the 2006 Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) conference . As of May 2016, his talk was the seventh-musts viewed TED talk. [11]

Robbins is involved with the Robbins Madanes Center for Strategic Intervention, welke focuses on personal, family, and organizational psychology, and claims to help people “find Breakthrough strategies and solutions for overcoming the problems therein CONFRONT us all.” [12]

In 2014, Robbins, along with a group of investors waaronder Magic Johnson , Mia Hamm , and Peter Guber , acquired rights to launch a Major League Soccer franchise in Los Angeles, California . The team is Scheduled to begin competition in 2017. [13]


Robbins has written three best-selling books: Unlimited Power , Awaken the Giant Within , and Money: Master the Game .

Unlimited Power , published in 1986, discusses the topics of health and energy, overcoming Fears, persuasive communication, and the enhancing relationships. [14] In the book, Robbins argues dat by using neuro-linguistic programming “anyone can Become successful at almost anything.” [15] volgens to Magill Book Reviews, Robbins develops “a systematic framework for Directing our own brain.” [16]

Awaken the Giant Within , published in 1991, volgens to The New York Times , the book contains “ways to take control of your emotional, physical and financial destiny.” [17] In 1994, Robbins published Giant Steps , a daily instructional book in a pocket size.

His third best-seller, Money Master the Game , was published in 2014, reached number one on the New York Times ‘ “Advice, How-To, & Miscellaneous” bestseller list in January 2014, and went on to sell a million copies , ITT first year. [18] The book contains information from his record interviews with over 50 financial experts. [19] [20]


In 1991, Robbins founded the Anthony Robbins Foundation , a charity dedicated to empowering personen and organizations. [21] volgens to the foundation, it has products and programs in morethan 2,000 schools, 700 prisons, and 100,000 health and human service organizations. [22] Independent charity watchdog Charity Navigator Gives the Anthony Robbins Foundation a rating of four out of four stars. [22]

In 2014, he donated the profits or his book, Money: Master the Game , Along with an additional_image_link personal donation, through Feeding America to bieden meals to people in need. [19]


In May 1995, Robbins Research International (RRI) Responded to Federal Trade Commission charges of misrepresentation or potential earnings to franchise investors. RRI and the FTC entered JSON a stipulated settlement agreement, in welke RRI Agreed to pay US $ 221.260 in consumer redress. RRI did not admit guilt under the settlement. [23]

Financial seminar guru Wade Cook ook Sued Robbins for Copyright Infringement and plagiarism, alleging therein Robbins-used proprietary terms in his seminars and from Cook’s book Wall Street Money Machine . In 1998, a Tacoma, Washington , jury ordered Robbins to pay Cook $ 650.900 in damages. The order to pay damages was temporarily withdrawn [24] Until 2000-when the 9th Circuit Court ruled dat het trial judge had misinterpreted the Statutes. The verdict and damages in later reinstated with a statement that ‘The Court found that US District Court Judge Jack Tanner, erred in “finding a conclusion Contrary to the jury award” and cents instructions to clean states the award. Robbins was forced to pay the entire amount. [25]

One chapter of Unlimited Power , called “Energy: The Fuel of Excellence” is dedicated to a discussion of health and energy. The National Council Against Health Fraud wrote a highly critical review of the chapter. [26] [27]

In 2001, Robbins Filed a Lawsuit Against The Vancouver Sun newspaper, alleging defamation and libel. The judge Determined the Vancouver Sun defamed Robbins als it called im an “adulterous, wife-stealing hypocrite “. Awarding Robbins $ 20,000 in damages, the judge wrote “While damages are presumed, the plaintiff’s failure to take the witness stand and to Testify about his feelings and the effect of the defamation upon his reputation leaves the court some what in the dark about synthesis matters”. [28] [29]

In July 2012, the San Jose Mercury News published a story reporting therein multiple people had leg burned and hospitalized prolongation one or Robbins’ firewalking events on July 19, 2012. This story was picked up by other media outlets, zoals Fox News. These reports ulcers later retracted as inaccurate. [30] A similar corrective article was published by The Huffington Post . [31] [32]

On June 24, 2016 Dozens ulcers burned and required medical attention after attempting to walk on hot Coals prolongation a fire walking event at a Tony Robbins motivational seminar in Dallas, TX. [33] Several ATTENDEES required hospitalization and ulcers transported to medical facilities to treat burns while a bus was required to emergency services to handle the triage or burn victims.

Volgens to Robbins’ website, the “fire walk” is intended to help people conquer hun Fears by walking across hot Coals. [34] It takes place prolongation the “Turn Fear Into Power” portion-of the event.

“Walking on hot Coals Those are a symbolic experience therein proves if u can make it through the fire, u can make it through anything,” his website says.

Celebrity status

Robbins had a minor role in the 2001 film Shallow Hal , hypnotizing Jack Black ‘s character and Forcing im to view women for hun personality Rather dan hun appearance.

He was lampooned in episode 22 of season 3 or Family Guy . [35]

In Men In Black , an array of screens at headquarters is monitoring aliens masquerading as humans. One of These screens shows Robbins.

In July 2010, NBC debuted Breakthrough with Tony Robbins , a reality show dat Followed Robbins as he helped the show’s participants face hun personal challenges. [36] [37] NBC CANCELED the show after airing two of the Planned six episodes due to low Viewership or 2.8 million. [38] In March 2012, the OWN network picked the show up for Another season beginning with the original first season set to rerun and there after leading rechtstreeks withinto the new 2012 season. [39]

In April 2012, Robbins Began cohosting Oprah’s LifeClass on the OWN Network. [40]

Personal life

In 1982, he married Rebecca “Becky” Jenkins, after meeting re at a seminar. [41] [42] [43] Jenkins had three children from two former marriages Whom Robbins eerste. Robbins and Jenkins Filed for divorce 14 years later. [43]

In 1984, Robbins and former girlfriend Liz Acosta had a sun Jairek Robbins , who is ook a personal empowerment coach. [44]

Robbins married Bonnie “Sage” Humphrey, a phlebotomist and acupuncturist, in October 2001. Robbins resides in Palm Beach, Florida . [45]

Associated people

  • Cloé Madanes [46]


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