“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” That is one quote, we all have heard at least once in our lives. Tony Robbins, the man behind this and several other quotes to help you and guide you through life is the author of several best selling self help books. His seminars are the most sought after.
|Full Name:||Anthony Jay Robbins|
|Stage Name:||Tony Robbins|
|Birthday:||29 February 1960|
|Place Of Origin:||Los Angeles, California, U.S|
|Age:||60 years old|
|Height:||6 feet 7 inches|
|Wife:||Becky Robbins (1984-1997)
Sage Robbins (2001)
|Total Net Worth:||$500 million|
Early life of Tony Robbins
Born on February 29, 1960, Anthony Jay Robbins was raised in North Hollywood, California. His childhood wasn’t a very happy one. His parents separated when he was merely 7 years of age. His mother married Jim Robbins, who was a baseball player by profession. When Tony was 12, Jim adopted him, completing all the legal procedures.
When he was in school, he was diagnosed with a tumor in his pituitary gland. This caused the gland to release the growth hormone in an excessive amount, thus giving him a height of 6 feet 7 inches.
Troubled by an abusive environment at home, Tony left his house at the age of 17. He took up several jobs like that of a Janitor to earn a living. He never went to college, or let’s say, he could never go to college.
Personal life of Tony Robbins
Tony met his first wife Rebecca Jenkins at one of the seminars. They two clicked instantly and started dating. They got hitched in 1984. Becky AKA Rebecca, already had three kids from her two previous husbands. These kids were adopted by Tony, after their marriage.
Tony also has a son, Jairek Robbins, from his ex-girlfriend Liz Acosta. In 2001, Tony Robbins got hitched to his girlfriend “Sage”.
Appearance of Tony Robbins
Tony Robbins is 6 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 70 kilos. His tall height is a result of the tumor in his pituitary gland that leads to excessive release of growth hormone.
Tony Robbins’ Career
Tony has been an author to some of the best self help books. His books guide you through the most difficult situations of life when it is very normal to lack the motivation one needs to move ahead. His first book was “Unlimited Power” that was launched in 1986. In 1991, he launched his second book “Awaken the Giant Within”. His book “Giant Steps” was released in 1994. In 2014, came his book “Money: Master the Game”.
In 2017, he collaborated with Peter Mallouk for the book “Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook”. The profits earned from two of his books, “Money: Master the Game” and “Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook” were used to feed the people in need and who cannot afford food, under the programme, “Feeding America”.
Tony is also an amazing orator. He was merely 17, when he handled the promotions of motivational speakers like Jim Rohn. He started practicing neuro linguistic programming (NLP) and Ericksonian hypnosis in the 1980s and joined hands with John Grinder,who was the co-founder of NLP. Personal Power was one of his self help programmes for which he released his first infomercial in 1988.
Just a year previous to it, in 1997, he launched a Leadership Academy seminar. He founded the Robbins – Madanes Center for Intervention. This organisation trains and produces life skill coaches that would help the people in need, or the ones that are dealing with any sort of addiction.
The “#Me too controversy”
When the me too movement was the only thing people were talking about and it was called the 4th wave of feminism, Tony went on to make a statement about it. He said, “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. A ‘very powerful man’ 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”. He received a lot of criticism about the same and had to issue a public apology taking his words back.
The 2019 sexual misconduct controversy
In 2019, Buzz feed carried out an investigation against Tony Robbins. Tony Robbins was accused of sexual misconduct towards the members of his staff and some of his fans too. It was said that he would grope his fans and staff members, show his genitals to them without consent, and try to molest them. Nine women came forward to accuse him for the same. Issuing his statement Tony said, “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.” Few months later, Buzz feed again published an article against Tony, accusing him of molesting a teenage girl at a summer camp.
Tony Robbins’ Net worth
Tony Robbins, with his books and seminars holds a net worth of $500 Million.
Tony has always believed in communicating in the most simple ways that he can. He has a very clear vision and easy to understand language. He believes in the power of questioning. He says, “Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.”
Also, he has always been on the forefront when it comes to helping those in need. Be it the profits earned from his books or his charity events, he believes in giving back to the society. “Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.”