James is a prolific writer, successful entrepreneur, chess master, and venture capitalist. He has started and sold several companies and is actively invested in, or advises, over 30 different companies in areas ranging from tech to energy to healthcare to biotech.
He is the author of the Wall Street Journal Best Selling books: ‘Choose Yourself’, and The Power of No (co-author), as well as “The Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth” (most recent book), “The Choose Yourself Stories”, SuperCash, Trade Like Warren Buffett, Trade Like A Hedge Fund, The Forever Portfolio, 40 Alternatives To College, and I Was Blind But Now I See.
Because of the popularity of the book “Choose Yourself”, Choose Yourself Meetups, helping people network, come up with ideas, and actively contribute to each other’s success, have sprung up all over the world.
USA Today ranked James’: ‘Choose Yourself’ second among the 12 Best Business Books of All Time.
James is the Co-founder of 20 companies, including some that have sold for large exits. Previously he was a hedge fund manager.
He is currently on the board of a public company with a billion dollars in revenue and advises several others.
James’ writing has been featured in The Financial Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, and The Huffington Post.
He hosts two highly ranked podcasts: The James Altucher Show (which include guests such as Mark Cuban, Peter Thiel, and Tony Robbins etc) and, Ask Altucher, in which he answers direct questions from the audience. Collectively the shows have been downloaded 12 million times.