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James Ray Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Place Of Birth
66 years old
Birth Date
November 21 1957

James Ray Facts

Child Star?
Motivational Speaker, Businessman, Author
Education & Qualifications
Net Worth

About James Ray 

James Ray is a famous American motivational speaker, businessman, and author.

Arthur was born on November 22, 1957, in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. The real name of James Ray is James Arthur Ray, and he is a former telemarketer. 

In Tulsa at the Red Fork Church of God, the father of James Ray was an Oklahoma preacher. James has described his childhood as impoverished and claims that the toughest part was to see his father putting his heart to work. 

James Ray saw him help so many people, but still, he was unable to even pay while getting a haircut for James and his brother.

James Ray's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is James Ray’s net worth?

The net worth of James Ray stands approximately at $1.5 million. 

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is James Ray?

James Ray is 6 ft 8 in (208 cm) tall. 

How old is James Ray?

James Ray is 64-years-old as of 2022. 

Childhood And Education

In 1978, James Ray dropped out of college. After that, he initially started working at AT&T as a telemarketer and moved to become a trainer and sales manager. 

The November-born personality started his motivational speaker events and seminars in the '90s, and in 1992, he launched his own company. In Las Vegas, he set the James Ray International, Inc. in 2000. 

James is a lawyer of the pseudoscientific Law of Attraction, and his teachings were described as an amalgamation of motivational speaking, spirituality, and quantum physics.' 

The New Thought belief has been advocated by James, who states that positive thinking can assist in healing physical ailments. To stay away from all kinds of diseases, he seems to have used willpower. 

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is James Ray dating?

James Ray is reportedly single. He has also kept his personal life away from the media. Also, he does not have any children.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

James Ray was the subject of a documentary telecasted on CNN Films, named 'Enlighten Us: The Rise And Fall Of James Arthur Ray'. It shows the rise of Ray to fame in the self-help industry and his entire life. 

The director of the documentary, James Carchman, revealed the origins of the self-help industry, the things that had attracted followers, and says why devotees are interested in taking risks

After working at AT&T, he worked at Covey foundation for two years. But the fact is there are no records in the company that he has worked as a contractor or employee. 

In 'Larry King Live', a CNN show, he appeared in 2006 and was one of the narrators in 'The Secret', a film. Other shows that he appeared in are 'Oprah' and 'The Today Show'. 

James Ray is also known for writing books that have been published. It includes 'Practical Spirituality: How To Use Spiritual Power To Create Tangible Results' and 'The Science Of Success'. These books were published by SunArk Press in 2003.

Other books published by Hyperion Books are 'The Seven Laws Of True Wealth: Create The Life You Desire And Deserve' and 'Harmonic Wealth: The Secret Of Attracting The Life You Want'. The 'Harmonic Wealth' book became a New York Times bestseller. 

What awards has James Ray won?

The award won by James Ray is the distinguished Toastmasters for Outstanding Communication and Leadership in 2009. In 2008, an article was also written by Fortune Magazine on him revealing his performance and leadership being a new frontrunner. 

Other Interesting James Ray Facts And Trivia

  • His zodiac sign is Capricorn. 
  • On November 25, 2013, the star re-launched 'Piers Morgan Live', a self-help business telecasted on CNN. In the interview, James stated that no one else could take part. 
  • On December 4, 2013, John Ferriter, the manager of Piers Morgan, became the media contact and manager of James Arthur Ray. The parents of Kirby Brown, one of the victims, have challenged the self-help gurus and motivational speakers to sign The Seek Safely promise, an integrity pledge. But the person who gives business seminars refused.
  • In 2000, at business conferences, James Ray consulted Grant Cardone for different methods to increase sales. In 2006, the participants of Spiritual Warrior, a James ray exercise, were asked to put a sharp point used in archery. 
  • Colleen Conaway hosted a seminar in July 2009, which James Ray International, Inc. has hosted. Here the attendees were directed to dress up as homeless people, and in San Diego, Colleen jumped from the Horton Plaza Mall.
  • On October 15, 2009, in extensive interviews with ancillary witnesses and participants, an investigation took place to find the details of the homicide. This incident happened on October 8, 2009, and three individuals died after they took part in a ritual organized by James. The Print media revealed that he conducted a conference call with different victims during that time.
  • Following this cult ceremony, James Ray was arrested on February 3, 2010, and was set a bond of $3 million. However, the attorney fighting the case claimed that he could not pay such a huge amount. 
  • This event didn't take place as per expectation and went wrong. On February 26, 2010, Ray was released after the amount was reduced to $525,000. James has also served in the state prison of Arizona for two years, and on 12th July 2013, he left this place near Phoenix after serving his sentence.  
  • An injured attendee from Canada, Dennis Mehravar, joined the Spenser Suit on November 10, 2009. Sweat Lodge was one of the stages in the Spiritual Warrior. 
  • At the Spiritual Warrior of New Age hosted by James on October 8, 2009, near Sedona, Arizona, at the Angel Valley Retreat Centre, two persons died allegedly because of non-traditional sweat lodge exercise for a long time. 
  • James Ray has also worked in 145 countries with one million people through video, audio, coaching, business, and life leadership programs. He was a life coach, and his events were attended by more than one million people across the world. 
  • In 2020, 'The Business of Redemption, his new book, was released, and his company hit the 500 Inc. and one of became the fastest-growing firms in the United States in 2009. 
  • Presently, James Ray resides in Henderson, Nevada, United States, and tries to impact others' lives positively. 

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