World’s Best Selling Non-Fiction Author; also known as one of the best speakers in the world; is a passionate entrepreneur and owner of Hansen House Publishing; a big investor of alternative energy (Natural Power Concepts); and Purposeful Philanthropist.
Mark founded and co-created the Chicken Soup for the Soul series among others, which in total have sold over 500 million books. With over 305 best sellers, he has spoken to over six million people around the world at over 5,000 events. He is a successful business owner with companies in the USA and China. He is a passionately dedicated philanthropist, recipient of the prestigious award Horatio Alger Award for Distinguished Americans, and the Sales Marketing International Salesman of the Year Award. Mark has also been awarded eight honorary doctorates from prestigious universities.
In addition to his varied business accomplishments, Achievers International recognizes Mark as one of the top five speakers in the world based on their worldwide survey. Mark has hosted two number one infomercials that were viewed over two years by over ten million people per day.
The Mark Victor Hansen Foundation that is dedicated to helping young people become financially literate, and to turn their entrepreneurial dreams into business achievements.
Mark is universally known for his almost 40-year career as a professional inspirational and educational speaker. His honors include founding member of the National Speaker Association and having achieved the coveted designation as a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP).