Tim Ferriss Biography, Age, Podcasts, Philanthropy, Books and Profession

By | April 7, 2024

Tim Ferriss Biography

Tim is an American podcaster, book author and entrepreneur. His full names are Timothy Ferriss, he is the CEO of BrainQUICKEN that was later renamed to BodyQUICK. He is as well a #1 New York Times best-selling author with books like The 4-Hour Chef, Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World and 7 other books under his name.

How old is entrepreneur Tim Ferriss?

He was born in 1977 in East Hampton, New York, U.S. Ferriss is 43 years old as of July 20th 2020.

Tim Ferriss Education

Being raised in East Hampton, Ferriss schooled at St. Paul’s School, Concord, New Hampshire and after his graduation, he got admission at Princeton University. He completed from the institution in 2000 with a degree in East Asian Studies.

Tim Ferriss Profession

After graduating from Princeton, he landed a job as a salesman at a data storage company. While still serving at the company, Tim started an internet-based nutritional supplements business called BrainQUICKEN in 2001. He run his company until 2010 and sold it to a London-based private equity firm, and it was then called BodyQUICK. He has severally said that his first book, The 4-Hour Workweek is focused on this time.

Tim Ferriss Podcast

After selling his company, he got into podcasting. He airs his own podcast called The Tim Ferriss Show that covers topics like morning routines, personal and character development, meditation habits of celebrities, sportspeople and CEOs. Occasionally, he as well talks about practices such as venture capital, writing, acting/movies and metaphysics.

Tim Ferriss as an Entrepreneur

Ferriss loves investing in startups and also gives advice to the businesses. Some of the organizations he has invested as well as been an advisor to include Shopify, StumbleUpon, DailyBurn, Posterous, Evernote, Reputation.com, Trippy, and TaskRabbit. He as well has invested in Uber with pre-seed money and acts as an advisor to the company. Uber was co-authour by Garrett Camp who is as well the CEO of another company he used to advise, StumbleUpon.

Ferriss came up with $250,000, in 2013, in less than one hour and made an investment in Shyp by starting a syndicate on AngelList. He at the end raised over $500,000 via his backers and the company collected $2.1 million in total. By bad luck,, Shyp closed up and send home all its employees in 2018. Ferriss was recognized as one of their “Notable Angel Investors” by The New York Times while CNN called him “one of the planet’s leading angel investors in technology.”

Come 2015, Ferriss made it public that he was going on a long break in investing, stating a feeling that his impact was “minimal in the long run”, the hardship of the job as well as his plan to have quality time on his writing and media projects. In 2017 he said that one of the reasons he relocated from Silicon Valley was that “After effectively ‘retiring’ from angel investing 2 years ago,” he had no professional reason to be in the Bay Area.

Tim Ferriss Book Publishing

Ferriss got into publishing by establishing an audiobook publishing business called Tim Ferriss Publishing, in November 2013. The first book published was Vagabonding by Rolf Potts. The publishing job has seen the publishing of several other books such as The Obstacle Is The Way by Ryan Holiday, Daily Rituals by Mason Currey, and What I Learned Losing A Million Dollars by Jim Paul and Brendan Moynihan.

Tim Ferriss’s Books

Since he started writing books, Ferriss has five books to his name. They include:

  •  2007 – The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich. The 4-Hour Workweek
  • 2009 – (expanded and updated edition) The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
  •  2010 – The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman.
  •  2012 – The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life.
  •  2016 – Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers.
  •  2017 – Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World

Tim Ferriss Television Career

The renown angel investor made a pilot called Trial by Fire that was aired on History Channel in December 2008. In the pilot, he had to try and learn a skill that takes years to acquire in exactly one week. He practiced the Japanese art of horseback archery which is known as yabusame. He also wrote a TV series titled The Tim Ferriss Experiment that premiered in December 2013 on HLN.

In the series, Ferriss tries learning punishing skills like surfing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, foreign languages and professional poker, in record time. In 2017, he hosted the television show Fear{Less} with Tim Ferriss. In the show, he interviews industrialists on innovation and success.

Tim Ferriss Philanthropy

Over the years, Ferriss has become a well-known individual and has used his position to raise funds to boost psychedelic studies at institutions such as Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. One of his well-known donations was made in 2016 when he gave out $100,000 to research psychedelic drugs for the treatment of major depression.

How much money is Tim Ferriss worth?

Mr Ferriss has an estimated net worth of about $100 million. He has worked with several well-established companies such as Uber, Facebook, Twitter, and Evernote, as well as having some of his books being featured on USA Today, the New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

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