Simon Sinek Ted Talk, Book, Books, Quotes, Age, and Wife

Simon Sinek Biography

Simon Sinek is a popular English-born American writer and motivational speaker on business leadership. His novels include Start with Why published in 2009 and The Infinite Game released in 2019. Simon started his career at the New York ad agencies Euro RSCG and Ogilvy & Mather and later launched his own business, Sinek Partners.

Being an inspirational speaker, he has spoken at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit in 2016, and at TEDx conferences many times, starting in 2009. Simon’s 2010 “How Great Leaders Inspire Action”, coming out of his number one memoir, Start with Why, became one of the most-viewed TED talks, and his next book, Leaders Eat Last, listed on the bestseller lists of The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

Simon has also worked at Columbia University as an instructor of strategic communications and was a RAND Corporation adjunct staff member. Publishers Weekly announced in November 2018 that he would start Optimism Press, a new imprint of Penguin Random House. Simon later began a digital learning platform titled The Optimism Company.

Quick Facts

Born October 9, 1973 (age 51)
Birthplace Wimbledon, London, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (178m)
Education Brandeis University, City, University of London
Occupation motivational speaker and author
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Simon Sinek Age

Simon was born on October 9, 1973, in Wimbledon, London, England. He is 51 years old. Simon celebrates his birthday on October 9, every year.

Early Life And Education

Simon was born in Wimbledon, London, England to his parents Steve Sinek and Susan Sinek. He relocated with his family during his childhood years to subsequently settles in New Jersey, USA. Simon’s father worked as an academic who afterward became a judge while his mom Susan is a writer. Susan is of Hungarian Jewish ethnicity. He has two sisters.

Simon studied at Northern Valley Regional High School in New Jersey and graduated in 1991. Later on, he attended Brandeis University where he received a BA in cultural anthropology. He also studied law at the City, University of London.

Simon Sinek Wife

Simon is unmarried. There are also no details of him dating or being engaged to anyone. Simon is busy concentrating on his professional authoring career.

Simon Sinek Author

He is an author who wrote his first book, Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action. His first book was based on a popular TED Talk he gave in 2007, and it brought him into the public eye as a best leader in leadership and inspiration.

Simon’s second book, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t was released in 2013. And his other book Together is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration was released in 2016. All three of Simon’s books are New York Times Bestsellers, having gone all the way to the Wall Street Journal.

Ted Talk

In 2009, Simon gave a TEDx talk at TEDxPugetSound titled “How Great Leaders Inspire Action” which went viral on YouTube and has been viewed more than 18 million times.

The Golden Circle

Simon’s Golden Circle theory encourages action and drives leadership success. His Golden Circle theory consists of 3 components: Why, How, and What. By beginning with “why” and getting to understand the purpose behind their actions, leaders encourage their teams and develop a strong foundation for success.


In 2009, Simon published his book Start with Why which begins with comparing the two main ways to sway human behaviour: manipulation and motivation. He argues that motivation is the more powerful and endurable of the two.


– Start with Why in 2009.
– Leaders Eat Last in 2014.
– The Infinite Game in 2019.
– Find Your Why in 2017.
– Together is Better in 2016.

Why How What

Simon talks of the 3 Pillars of the Golden Circle which include:
  • Why we do.
  • How we do.
  • What we do.


Simon has shared some inspirational quotes on leadership which include:

  • “Working Hard For Something We Do Not Care About Is Called Stress, Working Hard For Something We Love Is Called Passion”
  • “A Star Wants To See Himself Rise To The Top. A Leader Wants To See Those Around Him Rise To The Top”
  • “We Are Not Victims Of Our Situation. We Are The Architects Of It”
  • “Be The Leader You Wish You Had”


During an interview with Forbes magazine, he explained how he grew up shaped his views about leadership: The thing that Simon took away from his parents is the incredible sense of service. And what he realized is that it doesn’t matter where you come from or what you do or how much money you have. Everyone has a chance to contribute if they choose to see themselves not as consumers but as citizens.


Simon is the host of the podcast, A Bit of Optimism. In A Bit of Optimism podcast, he talks to inspiring guests who educate him more about life, leadership, and general nice topics.

New Book

Simon’s recent book is The Infinite Game which was published in 2019. In this book, he discusses the 5 important practices that leaders must practice to have an Infinite Mindset.


Besides writing books, Simon is also a sought-after inspirational speaker. His lectures focus on topics like leadership, workplace culture, marketing, and inspiration. Simon has spoken at events for companies like Microsoft, Intel, Google, X, FedEx, Nike, and others. His talks have taken to the big stage including various TED conferences and also the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit on occasion.

Do You Love Your Wife

He develops a simple analogy about how you fall in love with your wife or significant other and what you do to form the same connection between a leader, company, and employee.


Simon is a man of above-average stature who stands at a height of 5ft 10in (approx.1.78m).

Net Worth

Simon has garnered a net worth of $18 million from being an author and motivational speaker.

How Old Is Simon Sinek

Simon is a 51-year-old who was born on October 9, 1973, in Wimbledon, London, England.

Is Simon Sinek  Married

As of now, Simon is not married to anyone.

Where Does Simon Sinek Live

Simon resides in New York, United States.

Where Is Simon Sinek From

Simon hails from Wimbledon, London, England.

Who Is Simon Sinek Married To

He is unmarried and not in any romantic relationship.

Who Is Simon Sinek Wife

He does not have a wife at the moment.

Who Is Simon Sinek

Simon is a novelist recognized for his memoir Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action. He has a TEDx talk “How Great Leaders Inspire Action” that became position 7 most viewed video on Simon has appeared on MSNBC and Marketplace.

Social Media Accounts

Twitter – @simonsinek

Instagram – simonsinek