Tony Robbins (February 29, 1960) is an American author, entrepreneur, philanthropist and life coach.Tony Robbins is known for his infomercials, seminars, and self-help books including Unlimited Power and Awaken the Giant Within. Approximately 4 million people have attended his live seminars. Tony Robbins is the founder of several companies which earn approximately $5 billion in annual sales. In 2015 and 2016 he was listed on the Worth Magazine Power 100 list.Tony Robbins is also an active philanthropist, partnering with organizations such as Feeding America.
Robbins was born Anthony J. Mahavoric in North Hollywood, California, on February 29, 1960. His surname was originally spelled ‘Mohorović’ and is of Croatian origin. Tony Robbins is the eldest of three children and his parents divorced when he was 7. His mother then had a series of husbands, including Jim Robbins, a former semiprofessional baseball player who legally adopted Anthony when he was 12.
Robbins was raised in Azusa and Glendora, California, and attended Glendora High School. Tony Robbins was elected student body president in his senior year. While growing up, Robbins worked as a handyman to help provide for his siblings.
During high school, Robbins grew ten inches, a growth spurt later attributed to a pituitary tumor. Tony Robbins has said his home life was “chaotic” and “abusive.” When he was seventeen years old, he left home and never returned. Robbins later worked as a janitor, and did not attend college.