James Altucher

Author/Investor/Entrepreneur/Podcast Host/Founder
The James Altucher Show

James Altucher is a successful entrepreneur, angel investor, chess master and bestselling author. He has started and ran more than 20 companies and is currently an investor in and advisor to over 30, but at one point, James lost everything. In a matter of months, his account drained from $15 million to $143. Depressed and on the floor, James realized today's standard view of success comes with conditions and the only effective way to be successful is to “choose yourself.”

Through his Wall Street Journal bestselling books including The Power of No and Choose Yourself, popular blog, top-10 ranking podcast and contributing articles on sites including Wall Street Journal, Yahoo Finance and Business Insider, James’ influence reaches more than 1.5 million people. His mission: help readers and listeners become leaders of their daily lives and “choose themselves.”

Since launching his blog in 2010, more than 20 million readers have turned to James for advice on how to create their own success.
As the host of The James Altucher Show, a leading business podcast with guests of the caliber of Mark Cuban, Arianna Huffington and Peter Thiel, James reaches more than 200,000 global listeners and has received more than 12 million downloads since its launch in 2014.

The James Altucher Show introduces you to James’ network of choose yourselfers -- successful entrepreneurs, billionaires, best-selling authors, writers, rappers, astronauts and more, all who forged their own paths, found financial freedom, and harnessed the power to create meaningful and fulfilling lives.

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