|Net Worth:||$100 Million|
|Born:||July 20, 1977|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth:||Entrepreneur|
First time I picked ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’ at the bookstore I thought: This guy must be lazy as hell.
I’ve heard a lot of recommendations on this book, so I went against my initial resistance and finally bought the book and skimmed through it.
This was three years ago.
I didn’t like it. Still, I thought that Tim Ferriss was just a lazy-ass and that his pieces of advice weren’t realistic.
This summer, I picked that book again as I kept getting recommendations for it.
I read it thoughtfully, from page 1.
And man! You know the maxim “When the student is ready, the master will appear.”
I understood what Tim is about, and we’re on the same page.
Also, I understood his genius. He did create a lifestyle business when it wasn’t even a thing.
Or, better, he created the whole lifestyle business industry.
What Tim argues is that being a ‘New Rich’ in our century means having location independence more than earning more Ks.
As my loved ones always come first for me, and one of the reasons why I’m an Internet entrepreneur in the first place, ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’ quickly became one of my favorite business books.
In this article, I’m going to go through Tim Ferriss’ story, how he created his net worth, including my favorite quotes from him.
Who is Tim Ferriss? Net Worth and Story
Tim Ferriss is an entrepreneur, author, and angel investor, born in East Hampton, New York. After graduating from Princeton and dabbling in a corporate job, he launched BrainQUICKEN, an internet business commercializing supplements that later sold for an undisclosed amount.
He gained world-recognized thanks to his books series ‘4 Hour’, which included ‘The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich’, ‘ The 4 Hour Body’, and ‘The 4 Hour Chef.’
He later published two other best-selling books, “Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers” and “Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World” in which he interviewed iconic entrepreneurs to elite athletes, from artists to billionaire investors such as Gary Vaynerchuk, Steven Pressfield, and Tim O’Reilly.
Currently, his main endeavor it’s his podcast ‘”The Tim Ferriss Show” launched in 2016, where he interviewed guests such as Richard Branson, Ramit Sethi, Wim Hof, etc.
Tim Ferriss is also an angel investor and advisor to Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Evernote, and Uber, among other companies.
As of 2019, Tim Ferriss’s net worth is of roughly $100 million.
Here are some of the best highlights of Tim Ferriss’s career:
- Graduation at Princeton University (2000)
- Tim Ferriss starts his first company BrainQUICKER (2001)
- “The 4-Hour Workweek” gets published (2009)
- BrainQUICKER sold to a London-based private equity firm (2010)
- Tim starts its podcast “The Tim Ferriss Show”(2016)
Best Tim Ferriss Quotes
“People will choose unhappiness over uncertainty.” – Tim Ferriss
“A person’s success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have.” – Tim Ferriss
“The question you should be asking isn’t, “What do I want?” or “What are my goals?” but “What would excite me?” – Tim Ferriss
“One can steal ideas, but no one can steal execution or passion.” – Tim Ferriss
“Being busy is not the same as being productive. In fact, being busy is a form of laziness – lazy thinking and indiscriminate action.” – Tim Ferriss
“If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too.” – Tim Ferriss
“Most people are fast to stop you before you get started but hesitate to get in the way if you’re moving.” – Tim Ferriss
“Poisonous people do not deserve your time. To think otherwise is masochistic.” – Tim Ferriss
“Different is better when it is more effective or more fun.” – Tim Ferriss
“Remember—boredom is the enemy, not some abstract “failure.” – Tim Ferriss
“Many a false step was made by standing still.” – Tim Ferriss
“Excitement is the more practical synonym for happiness, and it is precisely what you should strive to chase. It is the cure-all.” – Tim Ferriss