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Jay Shetty Biography: Age, Career, Wife, Book, Children, Parents & Net Worth

Jay Shetty is English author, former Hindu monk, and life coach of Indian descent.

Jay Shetty has appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, A Little Late with Lilly Singh and Today to discuss mental health and life purpose.

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Early Life

Jay Shetty is a English author, former Hindu monk, and life coach of Indian descent, He was born on 6 September 1987 in Barnet, North London, London, England, United Kingdom.

Jay Shetty Wife

Jay Shetty is married to Radhi Devlukia Shetty. Jay Shetty lives together with his wife in Los Angeles, California.

Career

In business school, Jay Shetty met Gauranga Das, a monk invited to speak at the school on selflessness and living a minimalist lifestyle.

Jay Shetty spoke with Das after his talk and followed him for the remainder of Das’s lecture circuit around the United Kingdom.

He spent four summers in India interning at corporations and training with the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, known as the Hare Krishna movement or Hare Krishnas, and three years living a Vedic monk lifestyle at an ashram in Mumbai, India.

Jay Shetty began his career at Accenture, working on digital strategy and as a social media coach for the company’s executives.

His work caught the attention of Arianna Huffington, who hired him to produce videos for Huffington Post in New York, during which time he created the most viewed Facebook video of 2018.

Topics of his video include relationships, wellness, mental health, and purpose.

Jay Shetty has interviewed Russell Simmons, Deepak Chopra, Kobe Bryant, and through Huffington Post, Tim Ferriss.

Jay Shetty was included on Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe in 2017. Shetty was recognized on the National Geographic Chasing Genius Council 2017 and the Asian Media Awards 2016 Best Blog.

Jay Shetty has been featured on the BBC and has spoken to audiences at Google, Nasdaq, HSBC, and Barclays.

Jay Shetty was the recipient of awards at the 2016 ITV Asian Media Awards and the 2018 Streamy Awards.

The host of the podcast On Purpose, Jay Shetty reached 64 million downloads in his first year. On Purpose became the number one health podcast in the world according to Forbes.

In April 2019, Jay Shetty was honoured with the Outstanding Achievement Online Award at The Asian Awards and in May 2019 he won Best in Health & Wellness at the 11th Shorty Awards.

In 2019, when accused of plagiarizing quotes, 113 posts were removed from Shetty’s Instagram. Since the accusation, Shetty has been more careful with attribution.

Jay Shetty was the cover story of AdWeek magazine’s Young Influentials issue in 2019.

Jay Shetty is the cofounder of a video production company, Icon Media, along with Alex Kushneir.

In 2020, Jay Shetty released the book Think Like a Monk through Simon & Schuster.

The book offers advice on reducing stress and improving focus, based on Shetty’s experiences from the ashram.

In September 2020, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Amazon named the book on their bestseller lists.

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Education

Jay Shetty attended Queen Elizabeth’s School, Barnet then went on to graduate from the Cass Business School at the City, University of London.

Net Worth

Jay Shetty is English author, former Hindu monk, and life coach of Indian descent. He has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

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