TONY ROBBINS FACTS: HIS GRANDFATHER CREATED THE ‘YOGI BEAR’
Tony Robbins is a best-selling author, philanthropist, and the nation’s #1 life and business strategist. Here are 13 Tony Robbins facts you won’t believe:
1. TONY ROBBINS GRANDFATHER CREATED ‘YOGI BEAR’ AND ‘HUCKLEBERRY HOUND’ CARTOONS
Tony Robbin’s grandfather, writer Charles Shows, created the ‘Yogi Bear’ and ‘Huckleberry Hound’ cartoons. The Huckleberry Hound Show was an animated series that began airing in 1958. Yogi Bear was a segment in the show and became Hanna-Barbera’s first breakout character, eventually becoming more popular than Huckleberry Hound. In January 1961, Yogi Bear was given his own show, The Yogi Bear Show, sponsored by Kellogg’s.
2. TONY ROBBINS IS A REALLY BIG GUY
Tony Robbins stands at a towering 6-foot-7 and he wears a massive 16-size shoe. In an interview with Playboy magazine, Tony said “I grew almost 10 inches my junior year of high school, but I didn’t discover why until I was 31 and a doctor told me I had a tumor in my brain. That was a brutal day, a moment of humbling disbelief, anger, and doubt. I’d been healthy as a horse but was told I had a rare disorder called Acromegaly, which caused the excessive growth spurt in my teens.”
3. TONY ROBBINS WAS ONCE HOMELESS
Tony Robbins has built a $6 billion empire, but he grew up poor and left home at 17 after years of protecting his younger brother, sister, and himself from his alcoholic mother, who was often abusive. Tony told Ocean Drive magazine, “I grew up dirt poor—‘when you went out to get the car, and it was gone’ kind of poor. I went through four fathers, or my mother did, and in my mind, it was all tied to finance.” Tony lived in a 1968 Volkswagen for a short time before he invested $35 in a Jim Rohn seminar that helped turn his life around. Jim Rohn taught him that happiness and success are not a matter of how much a person has got, it depends on what he does with the available resources in his life. Robbins took inspiration from him and began life coaching.
4. TONY ROBBINS IS A DOG LOVER
Tony Robbins is a big-time dog lover and has had many different breeds of dogs through the years, including a Great Dane named Arthur, a Pit Bull named Buddha, and a Yorkie named Missio. We love this Tony Robbins fact!
5. TONY ROBBINS IS NOT YOUR GURU
Academy-Award nominated filmmaker Joe Berlinger produced and directed “Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru.” The Netflix documentary follows participants of Robbins’ Date With Destiny seminar and shows how their lives are changed by the event. Filled with transformational moments that bring participants to gleeful tears, the documentary is designed to inspire.
6. TONY ROBBINS HAS A LATE-NIGHT GUILTY PLEASURE
Tony Robbins has been known to sneak out at night to indulge in the guilty pleasure of slurping down an ice-cold slushie from the local gas station. He has gone on record stating that he mixes his drink with 80 percent Coke slushie, and 20 percent Cherry slushie. I think we need to try this!
7. TONY ROBBINS LIKES EATING PLANTS
Tony Robbins mostly enjoys a plant-based diet. He loves the plant-based lifestyle so much that he created The 10-Day Pure Energy Challenge to get people to think more about what they’re eating. We’ve tried it and the results are amazing.
8. TONY ROBBINS HAD A DIRTY JOB
At the age of seventeen, Tony Robbins got his first job as a janitor after school and helped people move on the weekends. Tony made $40 a week and credits this job with giving him the money to attend his first Jim Rohn seminar.
9. TONY ROBBINS IS A NHL CHAMPION
Tony Robbins worked with the Washington Capitals and helped them win the 2018 NHL Championship. When they won the Stanley Cup, he got a Championship Ring, and with the size of his hands, we’re guessing it was the most expensive NHL Championship ring ever made.
10. TONY ROBBINS BOUGHT A SOCCER TEAM
In 2014, Robbins, along with a group of investors including Magic Johnson, Mia Hamm, and Peter Guber, acquired rights to launch a Major League Soccer franchise in Los Angeles, California, currently referred to as the Los Angeles Football Club. The soccer team began competition in 2018.
11. TONY ROBBINS PAYS TRIBUTE TO HIS MENTOR
In a video tribute to Jim Rohn after Rohn’s death in 2009, Tony Robbins said it all began with his mentor. “He gave me a way of looking at life that allowed me to not ask life to be easier but to ask that I be better. He got me to realize that the secret to life was to work harder on myself than on my job or anything else because then I’d have something to give people. And he really shaped me.”
12. TONY ROBBINS WAS A FAT KID
Tonny Robbins has admitted that he struggled with his weight as a kid, so he embraced working out in his early 20s to boost his confidence. After some time, he was able to get washboard abs, which he thought looked incredibly cool — but his flexibility was dreadful, and he had little muscle balance. Robbins decided that rather than being motivated by vanity, he wanted to prioritize energy supply above all else. Robbins hired Billy Beck III as his full-time personal trainer in 2013, and Beck has helped him accommodate an increasingly busy schedule as he gets older.
13. TONY ROBBINS SON IS AN INSPIRATION
Tony Robbins has an awesome son, and the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. In 1984, his ex-girlfriend, Liz Acosta, gave birth to a son named Jairek Robbins. Jairek is a successful motivational speaker and performance coach. He is actually Tony’s only biological child.
These Tony Robbins facts prove that he is the greatest motivational speaker of all time. We’ve never seen anyone like him, and we probably will never see someone like him again. We salute Tony Robbins for his philanthropy and thank him for motivating us to be our best! Thank you, Tony!
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