Author who has found a sizable following with his books about romantic seduction, power dynamics and other subjects. His most popular works are The 48 Laws of Power (1998), The Art of Seduction (2001) and Mastery (2012).
He grew up in Los Angeles, California and earned a B.A. in classical studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
He has been in a long-term relationship with filmmaker Anna Biller.
His book The 50th Law was co-authored with rapper 50 Cent.