James Altucher Biography

Updated On Nov 22, 2018 Published On Apr 24, 2018
Facts of James Altucher
Date of Birth: 1968 , January-22
Birth Nation: United States
Name James Altucher
Birth Name James Altucher
Nationality American
Birth Place/City United States
Ethnicity White/Native American
Profession Author, Venture Capitalist, Entrepreneur
Net Worth $20 million
Famous for Books: Choose Yourself
Married Yes
Married to Claudia Azula
Children 2
Divorce from first wife
Education Cornell University
Online Presence Instagram, Twitter
Books Choose Yourself, I was Blind but now I see
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James Altucher is one of the famous hedge fund manager, best-selling author, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and podcaster from the United States. He is the founder as well as co-founder of more than 20 companies like Reset Inc. and StockPickr and is mostly known for his books especially, Choose Yourself

James Altucher was born on January 22, 1968, in the United States. As of 2018, he is 50 years old, and his birth sign is Aquarius. He grew up together with his family and friends. 

Altucher attended Cornell University where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science in 1989. Altucher is an American by nationality and belongs to the North American ethnic background.

After completion of his graduation, James Altucher joined HBO, an American premium cable and satellite television network and began working in the IT department. He also hosted HBO television show called III: am. 

In 1998, Altucher left HBO and also sold a company initially owned by him, i.e., Reset Inc. for approximately $10 million, and used the proceeds to fund new internet investments. James Altucher invested more than $15 million for Internet fund; however, he lost it all in two years.

It was then; he was appointed by Jim Cramer of TheStreet.com to write about stocks. He began trading for hedge funds, which later became a tremendous backing to his net worth. 

Later, James Altucher founded a financial, social networking site called StockPickr, a community-based trading website that offers stock picks and forums. In 2007, the website became one of the 50 Best Websites, and it was sold to TheStreet.com for $10 million

Apart from his involvement in such fundings and venture capitalism, James Altucher is also an author of a number of books. In 2011, his book, I was Blind But Now I See raked to a number 1 position in Amazon's motivational books section.  

Another one of his books called, Choose Yourself is also one of his most popular publications. His book, Choose Yourself was written to help its readers build a bright future out of the wreckage of the old. 

Likewise, James Altucher has also launched his own podcast. He launched his podcast with Stephen Dubner on August 31, 2015. His podcast titled, Question of the Day, was based on the questions from Quora

Talking about James Altucher' personal life, he has been married twice in his life. James and his first wife got divorced after they had two children. James kept all the information about his married life and children secretive.

After divorcing his first wife, James Altucher married his girlfriend, Claudia Azula Altucher. The couple has not shared any information about their children. He lives a prosperous life together with his wife in New York, and there is no sign of divorce between them. 

The 50 years' old James Altucher is also active on social networking sites like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. He has more than 196K followers on his Twitter account and over 44.2K followers on his Instagram account. He regularly updates his social account and posts pictures and videos on it. 

As an entrepreneur, best-selling author, and hedge fund manager, James Altucher earns a chunk of money. He sold his website StockPickrit to TheStreet.com for $10 million. As of 2018, James Altucher' net worth is reported to be around $20 million.

However, according to an answer in Quora by the writer himself, he has a net worth of infinite and 0. According to him, he has everything he could ever possibly want. He has not disclosed his salary. 

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Born in United States

January 22 , 1968

James Altucher was born in the United States. He grew up together with his family and friends. As of 2018, he is 50 years old and his birth sign is Aquarius.

Formed a website StockPickr


James Altucher found a financial social networking site called StockPickr, a website which community-based trading website and offers stock picks, and forums. After a year, the website became one of the 50 Best Websites and it was sold to TheStreet.com for $10 million

Net worth around $20 million


As an entrepreneur, best-selling author, and hedge fund manager, James Altucher earns a chunk of money. He sold his website StockPickrit to TheStreet.com for $10 million. As of 2018, he has been able to bank $20 million amount of net worth. He has not disclosed about his salary.