If you have read ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ series of books you might already know who Mark Victor Hansen is. Along with his business partner Jack Canfield, Mark created this phenomenal piece of literature which sold more than 500 million copies internationally. The book has been translated in 54 languages. Besides being a well known author Mark is a much sought-after keynote speaker and successful marketing entrepreneur. Time and again, Mark have received accolades from his audiences for his dynamic lectures whereby he not only communicates wisdom but is also able to reach the hearts of his audience with his unique teachings. Till date, he has given speeches to over 6,000 audiences and has received high accolades for sharing his experience, knowledge and wisdom in a style that remains unmatched till today. His works and articles has featured in many of the leading newspapers and magazines like TIME, US News and World Report, USA Today, The New York Times and Entrepreneur.
In the year 2004, Mark Victor Hansen was inducted into the Hall of Fame – Sales and Marketing Executive International when he received the Ambassador of Free Enterprise award. He also received the 2004 Visionary Philanthropist for Youth Award from Covenant House of CA. Other distinguished honors given to Mark were the doctorate from University of Toledo – an Honorary PhD in Business Administration and The Horatio Alger Award as an American leader with virtues and principles – per the stories of Horatio Alger, Jr. in the nineteenth century. In 2000, Mark was honored as the Outstanding Business Leader of the Year by Northwood University.
Born in 1948, Mark says his greatest joy is his wonderful soul-mate relationship he shares with his wife, Crystal Dwyer Hansen. The couple has 5 children and 3 grandchildren. They enjoy strong family bonds and often include the family members in their travels around the world. Mark Victor Hansen has been featured in several newspaper interviews and TV shows – such as Oprah, The Today Show and CNN. He is a dedicated philanthropist and humanitarian and his message to people is that if you have the right principles and mentors you can create the life of your dreams. Part of Mark’s philanthropic work includes Habitat for Humanity, March of Dimes, American Red Cross, and Childhelp USA. Creation of his Foundation named Mark Victor Hansen Foundation has always been a lifelong dream of Mark and the institution is dedicated to helping people achieve their goal through financial literacy and pursuing their entrepreneurial dreams.
Mark Victor Hansen has an extensive academic background. As an undergraduate Mark studied with Buckminster Fuller who was one of the greatest students of Albert Einstein. It was this experience that gave birth to many of Mark’s ideas on humanity’s comprehensive success. Mark has to his credit a lifetime of success as an entrepreneur and energy pursuits.
He has written several books which have inspired thousands of people worldwide to reach the millionaire mark. He has also released many videos and audio programs covering topics such as sales achievement, big thinking, personal and professional development and publishing success. Some of the most well known books written by Mark are ‘The Aladdin Factor’, ‘One Minute Millionaire’, ‘Dare to Win’ and ‘Power of Focus’. Other successful books written by Mark Victor Hansen are: ‘Cracking the Millionaire Code’ which he co-wrote along with Robert Allen; ‘How to Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life’ which he co-wrote with Art Linkletter. Mark’s latest book co-authored with Robert Allen is titled ‘Cash in a Flash’ – it is a sequel to ‘The One Minute Millionaire’ which was a best seller.
Overall, it can be said that Mark is one of those very few marketing, business and wisdom wizards this century has seen, who are not above the masses only because of their intelligence, knowledge or experience but also because of their uniqueness, contributions, individuality, out-of-the-box thinking and most of all, integrity and values, through which they have passed on their wealth of knowledge for generations to come. If you haven’t read through his books or gone through any of his products yet, sooner you start, the better it is and you will know why when you do.