James Whittaker was born in Australia and currently resides in Los Angeles, California, with his wife Jenn and their daughter Sophie. After a successful career in financial planning, where he ran a company with more than $2 billion under management,

James has been featured extensively in television, print and digital media around the world, including The Today Show, Success Magazine, and The Sydney Morning Herald.

James also appeared on 300+ podcasts and radio shows and spoken to audiences of 2,000+ people. In 2018, he authored Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy as the official companion to the multi-million-dollar film based on Napoleon Hill's timeless classic. James is also a proud co-executive producer of the film. Today, through his various books, speaking, and education projects, he shares the lessons of high performers to help people all over the world take ownership of their financial, physical, and mental health.