Bestselling author and philosopher known for How Proust Can Change Your Life from 1997 and The Architecture of Happiness from 2006.
He obtained his Master's in philosophy at King's College. His first bestseller Essays In Love was published in 1993 when he was 23.
He helped found a new architectural organization, Living Architecture, in May 2009.
His father was not impressed when he wrote his first bestseller, even though it sold two million copies. His stepmother was Janet de Botton.
He studied how the works by people like Friedrich Nietzsche could be applied to modern-day life.