James Whittaker

James Whittaker was born in Australia and currently resides in Los Angeles, California. After a successful 10-year career in financial planning, he began his own entrepeneurial journey. Today, James draws on his diverse experience to help people reach their potential in all areas of their lives.

James has been featured extensively in television, print and digital media around the world, including The Today Show, Entrepreneur, Money Magazine and The Sydney Morning Herald. He has also appeared on 100+ podcast and radio shows, and spoken to audiences of 2,000+ people.

He is the author of bestselling personal finance and motivation book The Beginner’s Guide to Wealth, named Money Magazine’s book of the month for March 2010. In 2018, his second book Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy was released as the official companion to the multimillion dollar film based on Napoleon Hill’s timeless classic. James is also a proud co-executive producer of the film.

With a diverse entrepreneurial background, James has launched successful companies and products across a range of industries including health/fitness, film, activewear, social media and publishing. He is in demand internationally as a keynote speaker and is a frequent guest in media and on podcast shows.

James has interviewed more than 100 of the world’s most revered entrepreneurs, business icons and athletes to unlock their keys to success, including:

Rob Dyrdek

Skateboarder, entrepreneur and business mogul

Lewis Howes

NY Times bestselling author and School of Greatness host

Tim Storey

Motivational speaker, author and 'Pastor to the Stars'

Barbara Corcoran

Venture capitalist, author and star of television's Shark Tank

Ocean Ramsey

Shark conservationist and media personality

Tia-Clair Toomey

Winner of the 2017 CrossFit Games and Olympian

Grant Cardone

Property magnate, sales expert and author

Daniel Negreanu

Widely regarded as the greatest poker player of all time

John Lee Dumas

The Entrepreneur on Fire

“My mission is to share the success habits of high performers to give younger generations the tools to take ownership of their financial, physical and mental health.”

— James Whittaker —

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Episode 1998: Featuring James Whittaker, author of Think and Grow Rich The Legacy

This episode of EOFire features James Whittaker, author of international bestselling book Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy. James is also an acclaimed speaker, entrepreneur and film producer. In this episode, JLD and James talk about what extraordinary achievers do that others don't, why Think and Grow Rich is still so popular today, how people can take ownership of their own lives, and much more!