Tim Ferriss is an American investor, author, podcaster, and entrepreneur popular for his beautiful books like ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’ and ‘Tribe of Mentors’. Additionally, the author is basically from New York City. According to him, his life was a formative experience. During his career span, he worked in a data company’s sales department. However, the mindset of him being his own boss did not let him stay longer in the job. Eventually, he started his own business which was actually a dietary supplement company ‘BrainQUICKEN’. However, in the longterm, he sold his company for a great profit.
After that, he took a break from his busy life and that was when he published the book titled ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’. The author published this book in 2007, which became a major hit and for several years. In fact, the book was also on The New York Times Best Seller list. Eventually, he started financing many start-ups and ventures. He helped companies like ‘Evernote’, ‘TaskRabbit’, and ‘Reputation.com’ to grow with their financial status. Similarly, Ferriss also launched his own podcast.
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Tim Ferriss: Early Life, Education, and Family
Ferriss was born to a middle-class family in New York City, USA on 20 July 1977. The author was born prematurely with bad health conditions however he survived. In addition, he had a lean and thin appearance when he was young due to which he faced bullying. Therefore, when he was 8 years old, his mother enrolled him in martial art classes. During his childhood, he spent a lot of his time reading books. Talking about his parents, there is no information available on them.
Similarly, talking about his educational qualification, he attended Paul’s Academy in New Hampshire for his secondary education. Likewise, later for his higher education, he attended Princeton University.
Tim Ferriss: Career and Achievements
Ferries started working right after his graduation from Princeton. The first job he took was in a data company’s sales department in 2000. After less than a year he left it and started his own business firm ‘BrainQUICKEN’, in 2001. BrainQUICKEN was a digitalized company for nutritional supplements. His business, however, faced a lot of trouble in 2004, due to the arrival of several rivals on the market. He thus decided to move to London for a while to live with a friend. In London, he studied the philosophy of stoicism, which helped him to get back on track. Thus, he transferred back to Silicon Valley and began working again. After that to solve his mental issues he went to Spain. There he gained insight and ended up writing a book about his encounters.
The author published his book ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’, in 2007 which became an instant hit. The book consists of information about Ferries’ life, his dark days, and what helped him survive those times. He also outlined his perspective on the conventional point of view of life which includes working constantly before retirement so that later on one can relax. The New York Times listed this book as the best seller for 4 years constantly. Moreover, the book has been translated into 40 more languages. In addition, the sold has sold over 2 million copies worldwide. Ferries earned a tiny fortune in the late 2010s. After that, he moved to Silicon Valley and started to invest in businesses like ‘Facebook,’ Twitter,’ and ‘Uber’.
Besides, he also invested and raised funds for research on psychedelic drugs. In 2010, he sold ‘BrainQUICKEN’ at an immense profit margin to a U.K. based equity fund. He then concentrated more on his other efforts, such as investing, writing novels, and traveling around the globe. In November 2014, he launched an audiobook publishing company named ‘Tim Ferriss Publishing’. By 2015, he had invested in more than a dozen companies. Talking about his books, he has written a few books, such as ‘The 4-Hour Body’, ‘Tribe of Mentors’, ‘Tools of Titans’, and ‘The 4-Hour Chef’. Due to his insightful investments, he also appeared on TV quite a few times. Shows such as ‘Trial by Fire’, ‘The Tim Ferriss Experiment’, and ‘Fear with Tim Ferris’ invited him to talk. Similarly, in the show ‘Fear with Tim Ferriss’, he interviewed people from different walks of life.
Caption: Ferriss with his book ‘The 4-Hour’
Tim Ferriss: Personal life and wife
Ferriss is a public figure however, is a private person when it’s about his personal life. He likes to keep his personal life to himself and wants no interference from the public. Besides, he is a married man as in the year 2019 he said that he and his wife love to travel.
Tim Ferriss: Net Worth and social media
Ferriss is one of the richest authors in the world. The author has a total net worth of $100 Million US dollars. Her main source of income is his investments and book writing Similarly, talking about his social media availability, she is available on Instagram as timferriss. Likewise, Ferriss is also accessible on Twitter as tferriss. Ferriss has more than 1 million followers on Instagram and 1.7 million followers on Twitter.
Tim Ferriss: Body measurements
The 43-year-old investor is very handsome to look at. He holds charming facial features, dazzling brown eyes, and has fair skin. Additionally, he stands 1.67 meters tall and weighs around 68 kgs. Besides, his other body measurements are not available.