Facts of James Altucher
|Full Name||James Altucher|
|Birth Name||James Altucher|
|Profession||Entrepreneur, Podcast Host, Author|
|Birth Country||United States|
|Relation With||Claudia Altucher (first ex-wife)|
|No Of Children||5|
|Education||Cornell University, Carnegie Mellon University|
|Date of Birth||22,1968|
How Much Net Worth Does American Entrepreneur James Altucher Own?
James Altucher, an American born entrepreneur has founded/co-founded more than 20 companies to date. Formerly a hedge fund manager, the Cornell University alumni own the net worth of $50 million as of February 2020.
Having worked as a contributor for The Financial Times and The Huffington Post, Altucher is also an author of 20 books, among which Choose Yourself became the Wall Street Journal Best Selling book.
His other books include The Power of No, Reinvent Yourself, and The Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth.
Apart from investments, James also serves as business consultants for many companies. Moreover, he also runs famous podcasts: The James Altucher Show and Ask Altucher.
Net worth of $50 million: Income Sources & Career As An Author
According to Celebrity Net Worth, James has an estimated net worth of $50 million as of September 2019. Undoubtedly, the major showers of his earnings come through business endeavors & investments.
For a fact, the American entrepreneur records a total foundation/co-foundation of more than 20 companies, of which 17 failed, as per his personal blog jamesaltucher.com.
Apart from investments in wide range ventures (from biotech to healthcare), his versatile career & prominence as an author & podcast hosting also grabs additional revenue.
Failure & Leap To Entrepreneurship Success
James Altucher professional career began, soon after his graduation as he worked in the IT department of HBO as an online producer (from August 1994 to August 1997).
In January 1995, he founded Reset Inc., a web design company, which the entrepreneur sold for $10 million in September 1999.
Soon after, Altucher invested those proceeds in internet investments: Vaultus (December 1999 - June 2001) and 212 Ventures (2000-2001), however, lost $15 million in the span of 2 years.
But of course, an obstacle of a failure never blocked his path.
Reportedly, he began to work as a columnist for TheStreet.com (October 2002- March 2009) and The Financial Times to re-evaluate his approach for the business.
Having traded hedge funds through 2002-2005, James also worked as hedge fund manager from 2004 to 2006. Moreover, he was the owner of Formula Capital (2004-2007).
Also, the founder of the financial social network StockPickr, James sold the website to The Street.com in 2007 for $10 million.
Did you know? James Altucher was a seed investor for Buddy Media, which the Salesforce.com owned for a reported $745 million.
Cryptocurrency Influence & Career As Author
Although in 2013, James had condemned Bitcoin as a scam, later, he took stance for the Bitcoin; released a book Choose Yourself for featuring cryptos in May 2013.
The book became the 2nd most successful among the 12 Best Business Books of All Time as per USA Today.
In 2017, he began advising on cryptocurrency investing & inspiring others to earn through cryptocurrencies.
Till date, James Altucher has published over 20 books, among which best-selling includes: Choose Yourself, The Power of No (co-author), The Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth and The Choose Yourself Stories.
Well, Altucher runs two very famous podcasts: The James Altucher Show and Ask Altucher.
Since the launch of The James Altucher Show in January 2014, it has earned over 40 million downloads. The podcast features about peak performers' story of achievements and has featured guests like Danica Patrick, Richard Branson, Tyra Banks, Tony Hawk and 500 more.
In addition to that, with Stephen Dubner, co-author of Freakonomics, he launched a podcast Question of the Day on August 31, 2015.
Interesting Fact: James is the founder of Choose Yourself Media, founded in January 2015, which features a collection of his books, podcasts & courses.
Does Altucher Have Endorsements?
Meanwhile, the American entrepreneur, podcast host & author does not have personal endorsements. But his growing fame, without a doubt, can earn him a hefty sum from sponsorship.
Well, James Altucher is an avid user of Instagram with over 66.1K followers and while Twitter followers are over 200K, as of September 2019.
As per Influencer Marketing Hub, his Instagram can sum up to $264 - $440 per sponsored post.
Moreover, the podcast host also has a self-titled YouTube channel, where he has over 16.8K subscribers and a total of 337,354 views.
Residence & Assets: Lifestyle & Expenses
Currently, James lives in his house in New York City, New York, with his wife Robyn Samuels.
Well, the average house price in NY City is $671,700, that comes with an additional $1,287 per year for insurance premium.
However, it's an irony that his blog features a topic "Don't Buy A House" describing the maximum chances (percentage) of loss for house-owners as they have to tackle stuff like tax, mortgage & maintenance.
Surely, Altucher lives a lavish lifestyle, making expenses on luxury including from expensive attires to travels.
He Pays Tax Responsibly
Apart from these, the millionaire personality's tax bills take out lumps of money from his account.
For a fact, the property tax in New York is 1.925% of asset's assessed value, while the income tax levied lies in the range of 4%- 8.82%.
James Altucher's Age, Family Education, Wife, Children & Relationship
James was born on January 22, 1968, in the United States, in an American family. Altucher holds American nationality & is of mixed ethnicity.
He attended Cornell University and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science in 1989. Moreover, the entrepreneur also went to Carnegie Mellon University.
What Is James Altucher's Age?
As of September 2019, Altucher's age is 51.
Is The Entrepreneur & Podcast Host Married?
Yes, James Altucher is currently married and lives with his third wife Robyn. Many online tabloid sources cite that the entrepreneur exchanged vows with Robyn Samuels in 2019.
For a fact, Robyn is the aunt of Florence and the Machine lead singer Florence Welch.
Together, Altucher & Samuels shares 5 children: 3 of them are from Robyn's first marriage until her husband died in 2015 and the rest 2 from James previous marriages.
Previous Wives & Marriages
Well, back in 2017, the entrepreneur & author via Facebook claimed that he was divorced twice.
His blogs often feature about his married life with first wife Claudia, their courtship & divorce.
Well, in one of his blog FINANCIAL FRIDAYS: DIVORCE SUCKS. A HOW-TO, James described his divorce proceedings with Claudia, stating a fee of only $1,000, avoiding expensive lawyers for property stake battle, to prevent their children from legal troubles.
Instead, they went with a 50-50 settlement with ease.
However, Altucher keeps his further relationship detail including his second wife & children low-key.