Robin Sharma Biography, Age, Parents, Philanthropy, Bestselling Books

Robin Sharma

Robin Sharma Biography

Robin Sharma is a former lawyer turned book author from Canada who is well known for his “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” book series. He is a speaker on Leadership and Personal Mastery and has often been invited by top organizations like Nike, YPO, GE, FedEx, Microsoft, PwC, HP, Oracle, Yale University and NASA, to present in their most important events.

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Robin Sharma Age

Sharma is 55 years old as of 16th June 2019. He was born in Uganda, East Africa in 1964 to Canadian parents.

Robin Sharma Parents | Family

Born in Uganda, Robin is the son of Shiv Sharma, a physician and his wife Shashi Sharma, a teacher. The family lived in Uganda at the time and relocated to Hawkesbury, Canada on his first birthday.

He has always loved reading books since he was a young boy. He topped in his high school education and proceeded to Dalhousie University, Canada where he undertook a law degree and Masters of Law, graduating in 1991.

Robin Sharma Ex-Wife

Sharma was married to Alka Sharma. The couple divorced as he led an imbalanced life in pursuit of his career as a lawyer. The two have two children whom he raised after his divorce. The children are Bianca Sharma and Colby Sharma.

Robin Sharma addressing his listeners
Robin Sharma addressing his listeners

Robin Sharma Publishing Career

He self-published his first book in 1994 at the age of 25 by the title MegaLiving. This was during his years as a litigation lawyer. It is a book on spirituality and stress management.

He also self-published The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari book, which was then picked up for wider distribution by HarperCollins after Ed Carson, HarperCollins’ former president discovered Robin in a bookstore. As of 2019, Robin has had 12 books published and he is the founder of Sharma Leadership International, a training company.

Robin Sharma Philanthropy

Sharma loves helping children in need to lead happier and healthier lives. For this cause, he founded The Robin Sharma Foundation for Children (RSFC) which is a registered charitable foundation that raises funds from around the world and donates them to children’s causes.

Robin Sharma Books

Some of Sharma’s books are:

♦ 1996 – The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
♦ 1999 – Who Will Cry When you Die? Life Lessons from the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
♦ 2002 – The Saint, the Surfer, and the CEO: A Remarkable Story About Living Your Heart’s Desires
♦ 2003 – Megaliving
♦ 2004 – Discover Your Destiny with the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

♦ 2006 – The Greatness Guide
♦ 2008 – Extraordinary Leadership
♦ 2010 – The Leader Who Had No Title: A Modern Fable on Real Success in Business and in Life
♦ 2011 – The Secret Letters Of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

♦ 2011 – Daily Inspiration From The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
♦ 2015 – The Mastery Manual
♦ 2016 – Little Black Book for Stunning Success+ Tools for Action Mastery
♦ 2018 – The 5 AM Club: Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life

Sharma Robin’s Honors

♦ He was ranked among “The Top 5 of the world’s leadership gurus” along with Jack Welch, Jim Collins and John Maxwell.

♦ Speaking.com voted Robin one of “The Top 5 Leadership Speakers in the world”.

♦ Robin’s runaway bestseller “The Leader Who Had No Title” was the #1 Business book on amazon.com