Mark Victor Hansen is a veteran business thought leader who draws from his mega success to empower audiences to become better leaders and entrepreneurs, as well as better people.
Mark is universally known for his career as a professional inspirational and educational speaker as well as being a major bestselling author. He founded, co-created and authored Chicken Soup for the Soul and several other book series, which in total have sold over 500 million copies, making him the World''s Best Selling Non-Fiction Author with over 305 best sellers. Mark has spoken to over six million people around the world at over 5,000 events. He is a successful business owner with over a dozen companies in the USA and around the world.
Mark is a recipient of the prestigious Horatio Alger Award for Distinguished Americans, the Sales Marketing International Salesman of the Year Award, is a founding member of the National Speaker Association and achieved the coveted designation as a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP). Achievers International recognizes Mark as one of the top five speakers in the world based on their worldwide survey. He has also been awarded eight honorary doctorates from prestigious universities.
Mark is a passionately dedicated philanthropist and his own foundation, The Mark Victor Hansen Foundation, is dedicated to helping young people become financially literate, and to turn their entrepreneurial dreams into business achievements.