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1 Biography2 Early Life3 Education4 Career5 Personal Life6 Net Worth
Emanuel James Rohn (born September 1930), simply known as Jim Rohn, was a renowned American entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker.
He is considered by many to be one of the most brilliant public speakers of all time.
The late entrepreneur left a legacy that cannot be neglected for a long time and a ground that keeps on inspiring even today’s generation.
|Full Name:||Emanuel James Rohn|
|Stage Name:||Jim Rohn|
|Born:||17 September 1930 (age 91 years old)|
|Died:||5 December 2009|
|Age:||79 years old|
|Place of Birth:||West Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Parents:||Emanuel Rohn, Clara Lois Rohn|
|Height:||5 feet 5 inches|
|Spouse • Wife:||Judy Rohn Yvonne|
|Occupation:||Entrepreneur • Author|
|Net Worth:||$500 million|
Jim Rohn was born in the ancient city of Yakima, Washington, on 17 September 1930.
He was the only child of Mr. Emmanuel Rohn and Mrs. Claire Rohn.
His family owned one of the largest farms in Yakima during the 90s, not far from Jim Rohn‘s residence.
The farm served as Jim Rohn‘s primary source of livelihood, so he shared responsibilities of tendering for the farm between the family members and relatives who benefited from the farm produce.
Jim Rohn‘s father lived an exemplary life characterized by hard work and productivity. Jim’s success could be credited to the legacy his father lived.
Jim Rohn started his primary education at a local school to gain knowledge of good conventions.He was admitted into secondary school after completing his primary education, still in his hometown but dropped out few years in.
His reason for dumping school, according to him, was because he wasn’t getting the knowledge that he had looked for.
Nonetheless, he got into college a few years later but dropped out on year one to pursue “a better course.”
Jim Rohn started his professional career working as a human resource manager for a department store known as Sears. It was just a year after he left college.
A friend invited him to a lecture hosted and lectured by famous entrepreneur, John Earl Shoaff during this period. In 1955, Jim Rohn joined John Shoaff‘s direct selling venture AbundaVita as a distributor.
Two years after, Jim Rohn resigned from his job as a distributor with AbundaVita and immediately joined Nutri-bio, another direct selling business company.
Observing his growing success, John Shoaff, in conjunction with the company’s founders, put it upon themselves to mentor the young Jim Rohn.
After months of mentorship, he proved the mentorship results by building one of the largest organizations in the company,y and 1960. The Nutri-bio company expanded its base to Canada, where John Shoaff and other shareholders chose Jim Rohn as the vice president of the organization.
A few years later, Nutri-bio went out of business due to organizational reasons. Nonetheless, the company’s loss was a gain for Jim as he was invited as a guest speaker for a rotary club where he delivered excellently.
It propelled him into numerous public speech invitations, luncheons, and special events. He presented in his first-ever public seminar in 1963 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
He started presenting seminars all over the United States, speaking on his personal experiences and lecturing his development philosophy.
With each seminar, his confidence grows to make him one of the country’s most popular and renowned public speakers.
Jim Rohn was a recipient of the prestigious 1985 National Speakers Association CPAE Award for excellence in Speaking. He is also responsible for authoring 17 books, audio, and video media. Some of which is The Power Of Ambition, Take Charge Of Your Life, The Day That Turns Your Life Around, and a host of other best sellers.
Many of his inspirational and productive speeches are available on the internet for free download and can also be streamed on social media platforms like YouTube and Instagram.
Jim Rohn‘s height is approximately 5 feet 5 inches, and he weighs 60kg.He was married to Judy Rohn Yvonne between 1972 and 1984. The union produced two beautiful daughters.
Jim Rohn is dead. He died of pulmonary fibrosis in the winter of December 5, 2009, in West Hills, California, United States. He is buried deep in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park located in Glendale, California.
Jim Rohn‘s estimated net worth was $500 million. He had abundant sources of earnings which were majorly from his businesses and books. He also earned through events, programs, and adverts.
He was considered one of the wealthiest American motivational speakers globally, even though he never intended to get rich.
Instead, he preferred to live an everyday life which was why several percentages of his earnings went to charity works and donations to vulnerable people.