James Altucher Net Worth

Net worth

James Altucher is an American author, entrepreneur and hedge fund manager. He has written over 20 books. According to ‘wealthygenius.com’ his net worth is about $50 million USD as of 2022. 


James Altucher is an american popular author who has written over 20 books. He is also an entrepreneur and hedge fund manager. James also contributes to publications in The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch and The Huffington Post. He is a podcaster too. Over 20 companies have been founded or co-founded by him so far.

James Altucher

Main earning sources

James Altucher’s main earning source is his book sales. He has founded or co-founded at least 20 companies so far and sold many of them. Trading of hedge funds is also his earning source. He also has a self titled website through which he sells his books, podcasts his pogramms. This website is also one of his earning sources.


James Altucher studied Computer Science in Cornell University. From there he earned his bachelor degree in computer science in the year 1989. After graduation he joined the IT department of HBO. A program titled III:am in HBO was hosted by him. He founded a company named Reset Inc and sold it for 12 million USD in 1998, the same year he left the job of HBO. He traded and ran hedge funds and fund of hedge funds from 2000 to 2006. In 2006 he founded a finance based social network called ‘StockPickr’. The website was listed in The Time Magazine’s top 50 websites of 2007 and sold for 10 million USD in the same year. In 2017 he started investing in cryptocurrency, specially in Bitcoin. Altucher is also one of the seed investors of  Buddy Media which was sold for 745 million USD to ‘salesforce.com’ in 2012.

Altucher has written at least 20 books so far. Reinvent Yourself (2017), My Daddy Owns All of Outer Space (2016), SuperCash: The New Hedge Fund Capitalism (2006)Trade Like Warren Buffett (2005), Trade Like a Hedge Fund: 20 Successful Uncorrelated Strategies and Techniques to Winning Profits (2004) are some of his mentionable books. His works were listed in the Wall Street Journal’s best seller list and USA Today’s best business books list of all time in 2014. 

James launched a podcast called ‘Question of the Day’ in August, 2015 with Stphen Dubner, who is a co-author of ‘Freakonomics’. He also hosts ‘The James Altucher Show’ which has featured many celebrities including Tim Ferriss, Mark Cuban,  Ariana Huffington.

Early life

James Altucher born in january 22, 1968 in the USA. He grew up in the USA. His parents are unknown to the public. He completed his graduation in Computer Science from Cornell University and earned his Phd in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. 

Personal life

James Altucher’s first wife is Claudia Azula Altucher but they got divorced. His current wife is Robys Samuels who is the aunt of Florence Welch, a rock band member of Florence and the Machine. Altucher has five children. 

Legal Issues

From our research we have found no legal issues he has faced so far.  

Interesting Fact

James Altucher is also a stand-up comedian. He is the co-owner of Stand-up NY. He is a national chess master with Elo Rating 2204 (2012).