Werner Erhard

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Birthday
5, 1935
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
5, 1935 (age 83)
Birthplace
Pennsylvania

About

Known best for founding Erhard Seminars Training, Werner Erhard & Associates, and The Hunger Project, this leadership expert and self-help author has delivered lectures at Harvard, Yale, and other prominent universities. 

Before Fame

Before becoming an entrepreneur and author, he worked as a car salesman and an Encyclopedia Britannica employee. Later, he became Vice President of the Parents Magazine Cultural Institute. 

Trivia

He was greatly influenced by the 1937 Napoleon Hill book Think and Grow Rich, as well as by Maxwell Matz's 1960 work Psycho-Cybernetics. His publications include Handbook For Teaching Leadership: Knowing, Doing, and Being and Putting Integrity Into Finance: A Purely Positive Approach. 

Family Life

Born John Paul Rosenberg, he grew up in Philadelphia and Norristown, Pennsylvania as the son of a Jewish father and an Episcopalian mother. His first marriage, to Patricia Fry, resulted in four children; after marrying his second wife, June Bryde, he changed his name to Werner Erhard.

Associated With

In the late 1970s, he and the famous singer & songwriter John Denver co-founded The Hunger Project.