Seth Godin is a famous American author, marketing consultant, and entrepreneur. He is well-known for making a fortune after selling his Companies. He is most renowned for authoring his 18 books on advertising, business venturing, marketing, and leadership. Continue reading to find the net worth of Seth Godin as of 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Seth Godin was born on 10th July in the year 1960 in Mount Vernon, New York, in the US. Seth Godin attended Williamsville East High School. He finished his graduation with a degree in Computer Science and Philosophy from Tufts University (1979). He got his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the Stanford Graduate School of Business (1984).
In 1986, Seth Godin and Helene married. They have two sons. Currently, the family resides in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, the US.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Seth Godin was a brand manager at Spinnaker Software (1983-1986). Using $20,000 from his savings, he launched ‘Seth Godin Productions,’ book packaging NYC-based Company (1986). A few years later, Seth Godin sold it to his employees. After meeting Mark Hurst, Seth Godin founded ‘Yoyodyne,’ online Company for promoting Companies amongst targeted audiences (1995). It attracted giant Companies like Microsoft, Sony Music, and Volvo. ‘Yahoo!’ bought it for $30 million and made Seth Godin the Vice President of permission taking (1998). In 2005, Seth Godin launched ‘Squidoo’ website encouraging users to share information and links on various topics. It was bought as ‘HubPages’ (2014).
In the 2000s, Seth Godin authored his free e-book called ‘Unleashing the Ideavirus.’ This was available online at no cost. This book was downloaded for record-breaking times. Also, the book has been translated into ten different languages. Seth Godin has authored 18 published books on advertising, business venturing, marketing, and leadership.
His top 8 books include: ‘Permission Marketing: Turning Strangers Into Friends and Friends Into Customers,’ ‘The Dip: The Extraordinary Benefits Of Knowing When To Quit (And When to Stick),’ ‘Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? How To Drive Your Career And Create A Great Future?’, ‘Tribes: We Need You To Lead Us,’ ‘Poke The Box,’ ‘The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly? ’, ‘Purple Cow: Transform Your Business By Bing Remarkable,’ ‘What To Do When It’s Your Turn (And It’s Always Your Turn).’
‘Free Prize Inside’ was FORBES Business Book of the Year (2004). ‘The Dip’ was Business Week and New York Times bestseller. Business Week named ‘Linchpin’ as one of the ‘20 best books by the most influential thinkers in business’ (2015). Seth Godin was introduced to the American Marketing Association’s Marketing Hall of Fame (2018).
Net Worth & Earnings:
As of now, the net worth of Seth Godin is $55 million. Most of Seth Godin’s wealth comes from launching and selling his Companies. These include: ‘Seth Godin Productions,’ ‘Squidoo’ and ‘Yoyodyne.’ He earned $30 million when the latter was sold to ‘Yahoo!’ Company. Also, Seth Godin earned his salaried income serving as Vice President of Yoyodyne-Yahoo! Company. Since the 1990s, Seth Godin wrote a series of children’s books with video-game plots. After the 2000s, Seth Godin earned from the sale of his 18 best-selling books on various topics for adults.
In the early 1990s, Seth Godin had written 10-book series for children entitled ‘Worlds of Power.’ The plot of each of these books is based on a video game.