To change the world, change one person. That can be described as Simon Sinek’s approach to creating a better world for everyone. The English motivational speaker is an author whose insights in books such as the popular Start With Why has gathered wide admiration.
Owing to the unique sentiments he has been spreading, Simon has had the opportunity to give speeches at The UN Global Compact Leaders Summit and the TED Conference. Here is a few more information to know about the super motivational speaker and one of the leading minds in the world.
Simon Sinek’s Bio (Age)
Simon Sinek is a citizen of the United Kingdom and America. Simon, who was born on October 9, 1973, in Wimbledon, London, studied law at London’s City University and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in cultural anthropology from Brandeis University. As a child, Sinek and his family were a well-traveled bunch. The family lived in Johannesburg, London, and Hong Kong before settling in the United States where Simon completed his high school studies from the Northern Valley Regional High school at Demarest, New Jersey in 1991. Not much information is available regarding Simon’s family, and every indication points to the fact that he’s an only child, we do however know that his mother’s name is Susan Sinek.
Even though Simon studied law, he never pursued it as a career, instead, he opted for a career in advertising. Sinek started his advertising career in New York, working with ad agencies Euro RSCG and Ogilvy & Mather. After gaining some experience, he moved to start his own business, Sinek Partners.
While there are no indications in Simon’s background and educational history to suggest he wanted to be an author, he wrote and published a book in October 2009. The book, titled Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action was a game changer in Simon’s professional career. The book made the New York Times Bestsellers List and was well received by critics and readers. In the book, Simon talked about the importance of inspiring people by giving them a sense of purpose. His illustrative concept and the sentiment he expressed became a hot topic in leadership groups, launching Simon’s career as a motivational speaker and a leadership expert.
Due to the success of the book and the reception of the ideas communicated in it, Simon has given talks at various international organizations. He has met and given talks to a range of leaders from different sectors and industries, from tech leaders to government leaders. He has met with leaders from Microsoft, the United States Military, US Congress, etc. Simon and his company, Sinek Partners basically teach how to inspire people to leaders and organizations. His unconventional and innovative insights on business and leadership draw attention from far and wide business and organization leaders. His TED talk, ‘How Great Leaders Inspire Action’ is the third most popular talk of all time.
He’s a regular guest on MSNBC’s show, Your Business and is a featured writer for The New York Times, The Washington Post, FastCompany, NPR, Wall Street Journal, and a few other major publications. He also writes at his own blog, simonsinek.com.
Known for his innovative thinking, Simon Sinek is a member of one of the highly regarded Think Tanks in the world, the RAND Corporation. Alongside motivational speaking, Simon is also an active player in the art and non-profit industry. He works with the Education for Employment Foundation in creating opportunities in the Middle East for young men and women. He is also a professor at Columbia University, teaching graduate-level strategic communications. Sinek has written four more books, including The Infinite Game which will be released in October 2018.
His Net Worth
Since his first book and popular TED Talk, Simon Sinek has earned an amount in the region of $15 million. His different approach and ideas to business questions have attracted and keep attracting a lot of interested organizations who are willing to pay for his ideas.
Family – Is Simon Sinek Married or Gay, Who Is His Wife?
Despite his popularity, Simon is a private man who has kept information about his family private. Even though it is easy to assume he has his own family, there is no information on him being married or having any relationship. This has triggered speculations about him being gay. The motivational speaker is yet to comment on this, he prefers to focus on his work rather than feed the gossip tabloids.