James Altucher

James Altucher

Formal First Name
1968 - present

James Altucher is a prolific writer, entrepreneur, bestselling author, venture capitalist and podcaster. He is the Founder and Host of The James Altucher Show, a successful podcast which has had over 80,000,000 downloads. His blog,, has attracted more than 20 million readers since its launch in 2010. Altucher has founded over 20 companies and sold some of them for large exits. Today, he is an active investor and advisor to over 30 different companies in areas ranging from technology to energy, to healthcare and biotechnology. He is currently on the board of a public company with a billion dollars in revenue and advises several others.

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  • Altucher is a Top 10 LinkedIn influencer and chess master.

  • He has started and sold several companies and is actively invested in, or advises, over 30 different companies.

  • He has also run venture capital funds, hedge funds, and angel funds. 

  • USA Today ranked "Choose Yourself" second among the 12 Best Business Books of All Time.


  • The show brings you into the lives of peak-performers: billionaires, bestselling authors, rappers, astronauts, athletes, comedians, actors, and the world champions in every field.

  • The interviews people who have forged their own paths, found financial freedom and harnessed the power to create more meaningful and fulfilling lives.

  • He has featured guests ranging from Richard Branson, to Tyra Banks, to Mark Cuban, and many bestselling authors such as Ken Follet, Judy Blume, Chuck Pahlaniuk, Tim O'Brien, and many many more.