Simon Sinek is a known American and British-born motivational author and a speaker, who gained popularity through his five different books, of which the most notable is his work titled “Start With Why”.
He is a creator of a program named “Golden Circle” which is very popular in the States and which brought him a huge income. It is presumed that his net worth is somewhere around $15 million.
He was born as Simon Oliver Sinek on October 9, 1973 in a part of London named Wimbledon, United Kingdom.
His parents moved a lot when he was a kid, due to their work and his mother’s publishing career. He has spent his childhood in a lot of known places all over the world such as Hong Kong in China and Johannesburg, the biggest South African city.
He is very close to his sister Sara and they have discovered new cities together. He is inspired by her and she is inspired by him.
After several years of relocating, his family settled in the United States in New Jersey. They both continued their working careers in USA. Simon was a student at Northern Valley Regional High School in a town called Demarest.
Since he was a very good student in high school, he enrolled college. He chose to study law at City University in London. After leaving this study, he simultaneosly recieved s Bachelor’s degree from a private research university near Boston called Brandeis University.
He gained a degree in cultural anthropology. After he left the law school he has joined the sector of advertising.
His first career jobs were in marketing agencies: he worked for “Euro RSCG” and “Ogilvy & Mather”. The last mentioned company was originally created in London.
He was always very ambitious which is not rare for a kif raised in a succesful family and who finished two different colleges.
The first book he published was named “Start With Why” and it was released in 2009. The whole name of the book is “Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action”. It became a bestseller at the New York Times. The book speaks about the importance of imspiration and how inspiration is always stronger than manipulation.
He also speaks about “Why – How – What” circle which became his most recognizable teaching.
The second book he published was named “Leaders Eat Lost”. This book was published in 2014.
Simon is a good motivational speaker and has given speeches at various UN summits and TED conferences. Simon is also working at Columbia University where he gives instructions for students in field of Strategic Communications.
In 2016, he released a book named “Together is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration”. This book is dedicated to his sister Sara who he adores and he surprised her with his dedication in the book.
The two of them are very connected and he says that he is inspired by Sara and her optimism and love for nature.
In 2017, he published a book “Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team”. In 2018, he published “The Infinite Game”.
In 2009, Simon popularized the concept of Why when he was a speaker at a TED Talk the same year. It was his first TED Talk and his talk was viewed millions of times on TED.com. simon is actually very involved in the work of many organizations and leaders so he can bragg with consulting United Nations, US Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy.
Simon has developed a model named Simon Sinek’s Golden Circle.
In 2010, he became a member of the RAND organization which is a political organization created to make long-term scenarios, mostly for the military. It is often reffered to as “think tank”.
Many other professional speakers think of Simon as good presenter but nothing more.
Simon has a catchy accent and is very entertaining and he uses tough words to impress people and many say he is a great performer and that is the reason he is succesful in selling ideas.
During the time in Euro/RSCG and Oglivly he was positioned as a developer of strategic communication platforms for a lot of big companies such as JP Morgan chase and Northwest Airlines.
Simon co-founded an organization called Sinek Partners which oriented to teaching organizations how to use inspiration as a great motivation for growing business.
Simon is often hired to write articles for many newspapers and magazines such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg Newsweek.
He is an advisor for “1-800-GOT-JUNK?” company and is on the Board of Directors for a NYC company called “Notario Dance Company”.
Simon is hoghly involved in charity work. He is very interested in saving water supplies abd bringing clean water to peoole who still live without it. His father is named Steve and his mother is Susan.
His net worth is $15 million.
His mother is also an author and she has published a book named “Simply Scrumptious Desserts”. He was involved in controversy after he insulted “millenials” that they have less skills by their parents.
He has over one million followers on Facebook and is active both on Twitter and Instagram.
Simon is always self-questioning him. After he was in Afghanistan with the US Army and the US Air Force, Sinek became aware of the power of sacrifice soldiers had.
They had to watch out for each other and forget about theirselves and he was impressed by their unselfishness. Especially because they didn’t have any personal gain or money to earn of it.
In 2011, his parents celebrated 40 years of marriage and he was very impressed by the fact that they have preserved their relationship no matter how hard it was during rough times.
He currently lives in New York in United States. There aren’t any information about his personal love life or whether he has a partner. If he is in a relationship, he hides it very good.
When he goes out on events, he mostly takes his sister Susan with him because he cherrish her opinion and has trust in her.
Simon became an inspiration for a lot of people who found truth in his words. A lot of his fans openly say that he made them change their career because they wanted a job like he has – a job they are happy to work and that inspires them.
A lot of his fans also value his love for nature and saving water for next generations.
Full name: Simon Oliver Sinek
Date of birth: October 9, 1973
Birthplace: Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom
Profession: motivational speaker, author, entrepreneur
Height: 178 cm
Net Worth: $15 million