James Altucher

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Birth Name

James Altucher

Place Of Birth

New York City, USA


54 years old

Birth Date

January 21, 1968

Star Sign


James Altucher Facts

Child Star?



Hedge Fund Manager, Author, Entrepreneur

Education & Qualifications

Cornell University

Net Worth

$50 million

Current Partner

Robyn Samuels


Sarah Altucher, Josie Altucher, John Altucher, Molly Altucher, Lily Altucher


1.7m (5'7"")



Chinese Year

Year of the Monkey

About James Altucher 

James Altucher is a hedge fund manager, venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and chess master, with a huge net worth.

James is now the M.D. of a management organization. He has written for Seeking Alpha,, 'Daily Finance', and 'The Financial Times'.

James Altucher has founded and sold multiple businesses. He now owns and advises over 30 companies, in fields including technology, energy, healthcare, and biotech.

James is also a podcaster who conducts two popular podcasts. One of them is 'The James Altucher Show', in which he interviews comedians, politicians, and business owners. The other is 'Ask Altucher', in which he responds to direct questions from the audience. His podcasts have been downloaded 12 million times in total.

James Altucher has had professional success in numerous fields and has published 17 books on business to date.

James started his career by working in the IT department of HBO. He founded a company in 1996, which marked the start of his entrepreneurial career. Con Edison, Wu-Tang Clan, BMG, Time Warner, and American Express were among his clients. He then sold his business for $10 million. He also quit his job at the time and put $15 million into other companies. However, he lost it all within two years., Acebucks, and Optimal are among the companies in which James has invested. He was also a co-founder of Buddy Media, which was eventually acquired by James was a weekly contributor for 'The Financial Times'. He has also published several pieces for and 'Daily Finance' have rated James as one of the top 100 most influential business journalists in the world.

In this article, we will learn about James Altucher, his net worth, income, professional life, career, and family life.

James Altucher Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is James Altucher’s net worth?

James Altucher is a hedge fund manager, author, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist from the United States. He also hosts podcasts and on his weekly show, he interviews entrepreneurs, public personalities, and comedians. He has an estimated net worth of $50 million. James earns most of his net worth from his investments and his books.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is James Altucher?

James Altucher is 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) tall.

How old is James Altucher?

James Altucher was born on January 22, 1968, so he turned 54 in January 2022.

Childhood And Education

James Altucher was born in New York and raised in North Brunswick, New Jersey. He grew up there with his parents.

Altucher graduated from North Brunswick Township High School in 1986. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Cornell University in 1989.

After graduation, Altucher got a position at HBO in the IT department. Altucher hosted an HBO show called 'III:am' at one time.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is James Altucher's family?

James Altucher was born in New York. Not much information is available about his family.

Who is James Altucher’s partner?

James Altucher married his wife, Robyn Samuels, in 2019.

Robyn was widowed in 2015 and has three children from her previous marriage. Florence Welch, the lead vocalist of Florence and the Machine, is Robyn's aunt.

James and Robyn have a total of five children. They are Sarah, Josie, John, Molly, and Lily. They live in New York City.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

James Altucher quit HBO in 1998. He started Reset Inc. and sold the firm for $15 million. He used the funds to finance new internet investments.

Altucher has said that he started this era with $15 million and lost it all in two years, prompting him to reconsider his company and personal strategies.

Altucher was hired by Jim Cramer of around this time. Altucher began writing about stocks and trading for hedge funds.

He traded for various hedge funds from 2002-2005. From 2004, he led a fund for hedge funds.

James Altucher started StockPickr, a financial social network, in 2006. 'Time' magazine named the website one of the 50 best websites of 2007. In 2007, Altucher sold the firm for $10 million.

Altucher condemned Bitcoin in 2013 as a hoax. However, he started advising on cryptocurrency trading in 2017.

James created a shop in May 2013. He sold his book, 'Choose Yourself', for Bitcoin a month before it was available on Amazon. 'Business Insider' later asked him why he changed his mind about Bitcoin.

James is the author of the 'Wall Street Journal' best-selling books 'Choose Yourself' and 'The Choose Yourself Guide To Wealth'. He has co-authored the book 'The Power Of No'.

Altucher was a venture investor in Buddy Media. acquired it for $745 million in 2012.

James Altucher has started or co-founded several businesses.

James has written over 20 business books. Altucher has written for 'The Huffington Post' and 'The Financial Times', among other media publications.

Other Interesting James Altucher Facts And Trivia

  • He earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Cornell University and Carnegie Mellon University, respectively.
  • James's podcast often features special guests, such as Mark Cuban, Peter Thiel, and Tony Robbins.
  • James always carries a waiter's pad with him. He records 10 ideas every day and attributes much of his personal and professional success to his ability to come up with new ideas for himself and others.
  • His book 'Choose Yourself' was voted second among the 12 Best Business Books of All Time by USA Today.
  • The book 'Choose Yourself' has enabled individuals to network and develop ideas. They also help to actively contribute to another's success.
  • 'Choose Yourself' Meetups have cropped up all over the globe due to the popularity of the book.
  • As of 2022, James Altucher serves on the board of a public corporation with a billion-dollar revenue. He also serves on the advisory boards of numerous others.
  • His work has been published by 'The Financial Times', 'Forbes', 'The Wall Street Journal', and 'The Huffington Post'.

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