There is an abundance of ideas in the world. There is no shortage of it for those who are looking. However, not many people have the skill and creativity to market their ideas to the world in a way that commands respect and interest. This is a skill that Simon Sinek, a national and internationally recognized motivational speaker possesses.
Simon Sinek came onto the limelight off the back of a TED Talk he gave that spurred the release of a book called, Start with Why. It was his first published book and although the book itself went on to be a bestseller, the transformation it brought to Simon Sinek’s career is much more significant.
Today, he is now a globally recognized organizational consultant and an author with multiple published books. Learn more about Simon Sinek by reading below.
Simon Sinek Biography
Simon Sinek looked set to live a life working corporate life in the Advertising industry until his ideas and his expression of them launched him into a career of his own as a motivational speaker.
The writerl was born on the 9th of October, 1973 in Wimbledon, London to parents whose identities are yet to be disclosed. Another detail that is unknown is their profession but we know it required international travel as Simon lived in Johannesburg and Hong Kong before he and his family settled in America.
He was born into a Jewish family and he attended Northern Valley Regional High School, graduating in 1991 after which he enrolled and began his higher education at City University in London, where he studied law and then Brandeis University where he studied cultural anthropology. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University.
Following the completion of his studies, Simon Sinek joined Euro RSCG and Ogilvy & Mather, choosing to start a career in advertising despite studying law and cultural anthropology. Eventually, after some time working at the advertising agencies, feeling confident in his knowledge and skill, Simon established his own business, Sinek Partners.
A decision to host a talk at a TED Talk launched Simon Sinek’s name in the world of business. The talk, which was titled How Great Leaders Inspire Action remains the third most popular TED Talk of all time. The talk went on to spark the writing and publishing of his first book, Start With Why. The book was published in October 2009 and quickly became a New York Times bestseller.
Since he published his first book, Simon Sinek has not only become a leader in organizational consulting, but he has published at least four more books, all of which have been New York Times Bestsellers. As a motivational speaker, he has been contracted for talks at The UN Global Compact Leaders Summit, the US Congress, Microsoft, and at multiple TEDx Conferences
Simon Sinek has also worked with several government entities, including the U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He is also an instructor of strategic communications at Columbia University.
The transformation that has occurred since he gave the TED Talk has made him a staff member of RAND Corporation, a prominent Think Tank in the world. In broadcasting, he has appeared as a guest on MSNBC and he is a featured writer for publications like The New York Times, FastCompany, the Wall Street Journal and a few others.
From the sale of his books, which have reached bestselling status on The New York Times multiple times to several contracts he has gotten from big corporations and government entities to give answers to several business questions, Simon Sinek has been able to accrue a sizeable net worth of $15 million. He is also the founder of Sinek Partners.
He continues to be a prominent name among business leaders, leaving room for him to grow his net worth.
Is He Married? Who is His Wife?
For a man like Simon Sinek, one would expect the details of his marital status to be public information, but that has not been the case. Simon Sinek, in addition to being a great speaker, has mastered the art of keeping his private life away from the public, resulting in a lack of confirmation on whether the popular motivational speaker is married or not.
The lack of information regarding his personal life has led many to conclude that he might be single or gay but as mentioned earlier, neither of those assertions have been confirmed by the man himself.
Other Facts To Know About Simon Sinek
- His mother’s name is Susan Sinek
- He works alongside Education for Employment Foundation in the creation of opportunities in the Middle East for young men and women.
- He is 5 feet 10 inches tall.