Mark Victor Hansen

Founder and Author of Chicken Soup for the Soul Book Series, Voted as one of the Top Five Speakers of all Time. Mega-Entrepreneur, Devoted Philanthropist


Empowerment, Goal Setting, Image/Self-Esteem, Motivation

Full Bio

Mark Victor Hansen is probably best known as the co-author for the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series and brand, setting world records in book sales, with over 500 million books sold. Mark also worked his way into a worldwide spotlight as a sought-after keynote speaker, and entrepreneurial marketing maven, creating a stream of successful people who have created massive success for themselves through Mark's unique teachings and wisdom. With his endearing charismatic style, Mark captures his audience's attention as well as their hearts. Having spoken to over 6,000 audiences world-wide with his one-of-a-kind technique and masterful authority of his work, time and again he continues to receive high accolades from his audiences as one of the most dynamic and compelling speakers and leaders of our time.

He is also a prolific writer with 307 books authored or co-authored. Many popular books such as the Power of Focus, The Aladdin Factor, Dare to Win, One Minute Millionaire which has inspired and helped thousands of people the world over to become millionaires. Mark has also made a profound influence through his extensive library of audio programs, video programs and enriching articles in the areas of self-development, life mastery, leadership, exponential business growth, big thinking, sales achievement, and publishing success. His knowledge is a culmination of 44 years of cross-disciplinary research, international travel, media and consultations.

Mark's energy and exuberance travels still further through mediums such as television (Oprah, CNN and The Today Show), print (TIME, US News & World Report, USA Today, The New York Times and Entrepreneur) and countless radio and newspaper interviews as he assures people everywhere that "with the right principles and mentors, you can easily create the life of your dreams." He has been in two movies—A Fuller Life—the story of Dr. R. Buckminster Fuller and The Shadow Effect with Debbie Ford. He was the host of two top TV infomercials.

He is also known as a passionate philanthropist and humanitarian, working tirelessly for organizations such as: The Horatio Alger Association, Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, March of Dimes, Childhelp USA, the March of Dimes, among others. Mark is the recipient of ten honorary doctorates and countless awards, his favorite being the Horatio Alger Award for Distinguished American's that gives deserving "at risk students" scholarships to college (so far Horatio Alger Association has over 10,000 student scholars recipients'.)

Mark is Co-Founder of Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises, Inc. and President of One Minute Millionaire, LLC, and co-owner and founder of Natural Power Concepts see the video: He is on the board of advisors of Principle Solar, WET—Waste Water Technologies, and Cariloop. Currently, Co-Chairman of one the fastest growing alternative energy companies see: His massive transformative purpose: "To create energy independence for everyone, everywhere."

Two of his famous quotes include: "The size of your network determines the size of your net worth." "I am dedicated to making one hundred percent of humanity economically and physically successful, in my lifetime. I plan to live 127 years with options for renewal."


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