Tim Ferriss Biography
Tim Ferriss (full name: Timothy Ferriss) is an entrepreneur, author, and podcaster from the United States. He founded BrainQUICKEN, which later became BodyQUICK. He’s also a New York Times best-selling author, with titles like The 4-Hour Chef, Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World, and 7 others.
How old is Tim Ferriss? – Age
He was born on 20 July 1977 in East Hampton, New York, U.S. He is 45 years as of 2022.
Where did Tim Ferriss go to school? – Education
Ferriss attended St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, while growing up in East Hampton, and then went on to Princeton University after graduating. In 2000, he earned a degree in East Asian Studies from the university.
Tim Ferriss – Family
Ferriss was born and raised in East Hampton, New York. Ferriss had terrible health throughout his childhood, which sparked an interest in self-improvement.
Tim Ferriss is a single man who has yet to marry. Tim has kept a low profile when it comes to his personal life.
What is Ferriss’s Salary?
His salary is under review.
Ferriss’s Net Worth
He receives an estimated net worth of $100 million.
Tim Ferriss Career
Ferriss obtained a job as a salesman for a data storage company after graduating from Princeton. Tim created BrainQUICKEN, an internet-based nutritional supplement company, while still working at the company in 2001. He ran his business until 2010 when he sold it to a London-based private equity firm, which renamed it BodyQUICK. He has stated several times that his first book, The 4-Hour Workweek, was inspired by this period.
Tim Ferriss Podcast
Following the sale of his company, Ferriss began podcasting.
He broadcasts The Tim Ferriss Show, a podcast on morning routines, personal and character development, and the meditation practices of celebrities, athletes, and CEOs.
He also speaks about venture capital, writing, acting/movies, and metaphysics on occasion.
Tim Ferriss as a Businessman
Ferriss enjoys investing in startups and providing guidance to them. Shopify, StumbleUpon, DailyBurn, Posterous, Evernote, Reputation.com, Trippy, and TaskRabbit are among the companies in which he has been an angel investor and advisor. He has also made a pre-seed investment in Uber and serves as an advisor to the company. Garrett Camp, who also co-founded StumbleUpon, a startup he used to advise, was a co-founder of Uber.
Ferriss raised $250,000 in less than an hour in 2013 and invested in Shyp through an AngelList syndicate. Through his backers, he was able to raise over $500,000, and the company was able to raise a total of $2.1 million.
Shyp was forced to close its doors and lay off all of its staff in 2018. The New York Times listed Ferriss as one of their “Notable Angel Investors,” and CNN called him “one of the world’s premier angel investors in technology.”
Ferriss indicated in 2015 that he would be taking a long vacation from investing, citing a belief that his impact would be “small in the long term,” the stress of the job, and his desire to focus on his writing and media initiatives. He indicated in 2017 that one of the reasons he left Silicon Valley was because “he had no professional need to be in the Bay Area after effectively retiring from angel investment 2 years ago.”
Tim Ferriss Book Publishing
Ferriss entered the publishing world in November 2013, when he founded Tim Ferriss Publishing, an audiobook publishing company. Rolf Potts’ Vagabonding was the first book to be published. Other publications published by the publishing house include Ryan Holiday’s The Obstacle Is The Way, Mason Currey’s Daily Rituals, and Jim Paul and Brendan Moynihan’s What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars.
Tim Ferriss’s Books
Ferriss has published five books since he began writing. They are as follows:
- 2017 – Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World
- 2016 – Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers.\
- 2012 – The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life.
- 2010 – The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman.
- 2009 – (expanded and updated edition) The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich
- 2007 – The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich. The 4-Hour Workweek
Trial by Fire, a pilot produced by a well-known angel investor, was broadcast on the History Channel in December 2008. He had to learn a skill that normally takes years to master in just one week for the pilot. He practiced yabusame, a type of Japanese horseback archery. In December 2013, HLN broadcasted The Tim Ferriss Experiment, which he wrote.
In the series, Ferriss attempts to learn harsh talents in record time, including surfing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, foreign languages, and professional poker. He co-hosted Fearless with Tim Ferriss in 2017. He interviews business leaders about innovation and success on the show.
Tim Ferriss Philanthropy
Ferriss has become a well-known figure over the years, and he has utilized his position to generate funds for psychedelic research at universities like Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In 2016, he made one of his most well-known donations, donating $100,000 to explore psychedelic medications for the treatment of serious depression.