Tim Ferriss Net Worth 2023, Age, Wiki, Height, Wife, Forbes, Quotes

Timothy Ferriss net worth

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Tim Ferriss is an American entrepreneur, investor, author, and lifestyle guru. He became well-known through his “4-Hour” self-help book series that focused on lifestyle optimizations, but he has since reconsidered this approach.

Early life

NameTimothy Ferriss
Net Worth$52 million
ProfessionEntrepreneur, Investor, Author
Age44 years
Tim Ferriss net worth 2023

Timothy Ferriss was born on July 20, 1977 (age 44 years) in East Hampton, New York. He grew up in East Hampton, New York. Throughout childhood, Ferriss experienced poor health, sparking an interest in self-improvement. After graduating from St. Paul’s School, Ferriss matriculated at Princeton University, earning a B.A. in East Asian studies in 2000.

His senior thesis was titled “Acquisition of Japanese Kanji: Conventional Practice and Mnemonic Supplementation”, under the supervision of Seiichi Makino. After graduating from Princeton, Ferriss worked in sales at a data storage company.


In 2001, Tim Ferriss founded BrainQUICKEN, an internet-based nutritional supplements business, while still employed at his prior job. He sold the company, then known as BodyQUICK, to a London-based private equity firm in 2010. He has stated that The 4-Hour Workweek was based on this period. Ferriss has been an angel investor and advisor to startups.

He invested or advised in such startups as StumbleUpon, Posterous, Evernote, DailyBurn, Shopify, Reputation.com, Trippy, and TaskRabbit. He is a pre-seed money advisor to Uber, co-founded by Garrett Camp, the founder of StumbleUpon, which Ferriss also advised.

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In 2013, Ferriss raised $250,000 to invest in Shyp by forming a syndicate on AngelList. Ferriss ended up raising over $500,000 through his backers, and Shyp raised a total of $2.1 million. In 2018, Shyp shut down and laid off all its employees.

In November 2013, Ferriss began an audiobook publishing venture, Tim Ferriss Publishing. The first book published was Vagabonding by Rolf Potts. Other books include Ego is the Enemy and 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.

In 2015, The New York Times listed Ferriss among their “Notable angel Investors” while CNN said he was “one of the planet’s leading angel investors in technology.”

Also in 2015, Ferriss declared a long vacation from new investing. He cited the stress of the work and a feeling his impact was “minimal in the long run”, and said he planned to spend time on his writing and media projects. In 2017 he stated one of the reasons he moved from Silicon Valley was that “After effectively ‘retiring’ from angel investing 2 years ago,” he had no professional need to be in the Bay Area.

Ferriss has written five books, The 4-Hour Workweek (2007, expanded edition 2009), The 4-Hour Body (2010), The 4-Hour Chef (2012), Tools of Titans (2016), and Tribe of Mentors (2017).

In December 2013, The Tim Ferriss Experiment debuted on HLN. The series focused on Ferriss’ life hacking and speed learning methods. Although 13 episodes were produced, only a portion was shown on television. Ferriss also hosted the 2017 TV show Fear{Less} with Tim Ferriss, in which he interviews people from different industries about success and innovation.

Ferriss has raised funds for the Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and for the Center for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London. Since 2016, Ferriss donated at least $2,000,000 for clinical research into psychedelic drugs.

In 2018, Jacobin Magazine critiqued his “4-Hour Workweek” book for advising readers to “become a fake expert.”


Tim Ferriss is currently single. He is not married from any previous relationship. However, in 2019, Forbes called Tim’s “4-Hour” advice “everything that’s wrong with the modern world” because it contributes to the idea that people’s success is about “[figuring] out how to most attractively package their shortcuts and fake-outs” more than actual accomplishment.

Tim Ferriss net worth

How much is Tim Ferriss worth? Tim Ferriss net worth is estimated at around $52 million as of 2023. His main source of income is from his career as an investor. His salary per month and other career earnings are over $5 million dollars annually. However, He reevaluated his earlier ideas in a 2020 interview with GQ, concluding that “not everything that is meaningful can be measured.” Ferriss continues to release episodes of The Tim Ferriss Show, an interview-centered podcast running since April 22, 2014.