Who is Timothy Ferriss?!

Written by fourhourbody.org. Posted in Articles

Tim is a 34 year old (*1977) US entrepreneur, angel investor and author, obsessed with sports and performance. Raised in East Hampton, NY, he graduated from St. Pauls School. He later attended Princeton University, where he received a degree in East Asian Studies in 2000.

Author

Tim is well known for his first publication The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated which was #1 on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and BusinessWeek bestseller list. His new book, The 4-Hour Body, is already receiving so much attention, that it was already #1 bestseller on Amazon without even being released, yet.

Entrepreneur

He founded his first company in 2001, an online based nutrition supplements supplier, that later became BrainQUICKEN. The company was sold in 2009. Since then he builds his own brand Tim Ferriss and his 4-Hour empire.

Angel Investor

Tim has a scary accurate radar for investments and was able to invest in companies like Twitter, Posterous, DailyBurn, Reputation Defender, Foodzie, Badongo, RescueTime and SimpleGeo. He is also known to be an advisor for equity to Stumble Upon and Shopify.

Speaking Engagements at:

Google, MIT, Harvard Business School, Nike, PayPal, Facebook, CIA, Microsoft, Ask.com, Nielsen, Princeton University, Wharton School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, EG, FOO Camp, E-Tech, Supernova, LeWeb, and the Web 2.0 Exposition.

Achievements

2009 Henry Crown Fellow
2008 Wired Magazine “Greatest Self Promoter of all Times”
2007 Fast Companies “Most Innovative Business People”
Finance and Entrepreneurship advisor at Singularity University at NASA Ames

Sports

Holds a Guinness Book of World Records record with his dance partner Alicia Monti for the most consecutive tango-spins in one minute
Advisor to professional athletes and Olympians
National Chinese Kickboxing Champion

TV

2008 did his own TV show “Trial By Fire” for the History Channel
MTV Thailand Breakdancer
Actor on “Human Cargo” (China)

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