In success stories we take a look at some of the most successful people in history and breakdown their lives and tips to success. In this post we’re taking a look at Mr Knowledge himself Tai Lopez.



NAME: Tai Lopez




MENTORS: Alan Nation, Joel Salatin

This profile is a lesson within itself. Many things are known about Tai, but his net-worth, age and other personal details are not. Being rich is great, but having privacy is essential to living a normal life.


Early Life

  • Dad was in jail, so he was brought up by his mom and his Grandma
  • Tai realized at a young age that life was tough. He wrote to his Grandfather for help. His Grandfather sent him 11 books which gave rise to Tai’s love of books
  • Tai dropped out of college even though he was a member of Mensa (high IQ group)
  • Tai went to live with the Amish for two and a half years, then to India to help lepers for a shorter amount of time
  • He went to work for Joel Salatin his first true mentor, on Joel’s farm. Tai managed to earn $13k from working with Joel, he used this money to go around the world in order to meet more mentors and learn more about life
  • When he arrived back he found himself broke, living on a couch with $47 dollars in his bank account. However he had the knowledge that most others didn’t
  • Tai decided to seek out employment. He came across a large ad and guessed the guy who posted it must be wealthy due to the size of the ad. Tai went to meet this man, Mike Steinbeck, who offered Tai a job.
  • Tai shocked everyone after making over $70k in a month working for Mike Steinbeck due to a course he took, that educated him in Google Ad-Words. To this day Tai swears that he was one of the first people in the world who used this system



  • Tai later became a certified financial planner where he made most of his early wealth. He dealt with clients from all over the globe
  • Tai eventually began to digress in terms of business. He opened up multiple night-clubs and began to look for ways to maximize his wealth
  • Tai started to appear on radio shows and TV shows (millionaire matchmaker) due to his growing credibility
  • Tai’s name really went global after two major events. Number one his Ted-talk and number two his YouTube advert (here in my garage)
  • Tai’s Ted-talk has racked up the most views of any Ted-talk with roughly 3m views
  • Tai’s viral YouTube advertisement was viewed by millions of people, with his YouTube total views reaching over 1 billion this year


Current Life

  • Tai has gained somewhat of a celebrity status due to his constant YouTube presence. This has also allowed him to build up a social following on multiple forms of social media
  • Tai is a mentor to millions of people worldwide, hosting live calls and selling courses to help the next generation of people, just like his mentors helped him
  • Tai currently lives in the Hollywood hills, but owns other houses that he resides in less frequently
  • Tai describes himself as an investor, which is backed up by the fact that he’s involved in over 20, million dollar businesses
  • He has the second largest book club in the world behind Oprah
  • It’s no secret that Tai aspires to become a billionaire in the upcoming years
  • Tai is an advocate of the good-life, a term he coined revolving around health, wealth, love and happiness
  • He’s a respected keynote speaker with notable appearances such as London business school and of course Ted-talks
  • Tai has started the knowledge society in an attempt to educate the world
  • Reads 3 books a day


Top Traits

  • Intelligence
  • Logical thinker
  • Good understanding of the world and peoples worldviews
  • Thirst for knowledge
  • Curiosity
  • Confidence
  • Great teacher
  • Expert speaker
  • Likability
  • Ability to stay ahead of the curve
  • Humility
  • Marketing genius


Top Tips For Success

  • Rule of 33% – Hang around with people on your level, below your level and above your level for 33% each to get a great overall picture
  • 5% rule – Only the top 5% succeed in any field, learn how to make it there
  • Read as much as possible
  • Continually educate yourself
  • Do the opposite to everyone else
  • Learn how to spend your money the right way – such as spending it on education and not on luxuries
  • Get mentors that are ahead of you in life
  • Invest heavily in yourself
  • Start young
  • Clear your mind of clutter and outdated views
  • Learn from the mistakes of others


Best Quote

Don’t chase what you want, simply upgrade yourself until what you want chases you