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Tim Ferriss

Investor, human guinea pig, author

Tim Ferriss Biography

Tim Ferriss has been listed as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Business People, Forbes Magazine’s Names You Need to Know and was the 7th “most powerful” personality according Newsweek’s Digital 100 Power Index for 2012.

He is an angel investor/advisor (Uber, Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, and 20+ more) and author of The 4-Hour Workweek (sold in 35+ languages, #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek bestseller as well as The 4-Hour Body (#1 New York Times bestseller) and The 4-Hour Chef, #1 Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestseller.

Ferriss is listed as #6 in the “Top 20 Angel Investor” rankings for 2014 and Newsweek calls him “the world’s best guinea pig,” which he takes as a compliment. His podcast – focused on deconstructing world-class performers – is often ranked #1 across all of iTunes.

His blog is one of Inc. Magazine’s 19 Blogs You Should Bookmark Right Now and it has been ranked #1 on the Top 150 Management and Leadership Blogs list, based on Google PageRank, Alexa traffic ranking, Bing results, Technorati authority, Feedburner subscribers and PostRank.

Tim’s Twitter account was selected by Mashable as one of 5 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts for Entrepreneurs, a list including Richard Branson, Mark Cuban, Marissa Mayer and Jack Dorsey.

Tim has been featured by more than 100 media outlets – including The New York Times, The Economist, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, TIME, Forbes, Fortune, CNN and CBS – and has been a popular guest lecturer at Princeton University since 2003, where he presents entrepreneurship as a tool for world change and ideal lifestyle design.

Ferriss also serves on the advisory board of, an educational non-profit and the first charity to make the Fast Company list of 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World.

Tim has been invited to speak at some of the world’s most innovative organizations, including Google, MIT, Harvard Business School, Nike, PayPal, Facebook, The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Microsoft,, Nielsen, Princeton University, the Wharton School and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

He has also been invited to speak and keynote at world-renowned technology summits including EG, FOO Camp, E-Tech, Supernova, LeWeb, and the Web 2.0 Exposition, where he shared the stage with figures like Eric Schmidt, Chairman of the Board of Google, and Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.

Tim received his BA from Princeton University in 2000, where he studied in the Neuroscience and East Asian Studies departments. He developed his nonfiction writing with Pulitzer Prize winner John McPhee and formed his life philosophies under Nobel Prize winner Kenzaburo Oe.

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Testimonials for Tim Ferriss

“Tim is Indiana Jones for the digital age. I’ve already used his advice to go spearfishing on remote islands and ski the best hidden slopes of Argentina. Simply put, do what he says and you can live like a millionaire.”

Albert Pope

Derivatives Trading, UBS World Headquarters

“A cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk.”

The New York Times

“Tim has packed more lives into his 29 years [at time of publication] than Steve Jobs has in his 51.”

Tom Foremski

Journalist and Publisher ,

“The 4-Hour Workweek is an absolute necessity for those adventurous souls who want to live life to its fullest. Buy it and read it before you sacrifice any more!”

John Lusk

Group Product Manager, Microsoft World Headquarters

Tim Ferriss‘s Topics

Explorations in Lifestyle Design

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The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman

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Lifestyle Design -- From Daily Productivity to Reinvention

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Join the New Rich

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The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro

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The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere

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