From Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul

Who Is Mark Victor Hansen?

Mark Victor Hansen was born to Danish immigrants, Una and Paul Hansen, in Waukegan, Illinois. He began working at nine. He also had his own newspaper route, and by age sixteen was an assistant supervisor at that newspaper.

When Mark was a sophomore in high school, he watched the Beatles premiere on TV. He called his best friend, Gary Youngberg, and said, “Let’s start a rock ’n’ roll band!” Within two weeks, they had a five-member group called The Messengers. Because of the band, Mark made enough money to pay his own way through college.

Mark went on to become a professional speaker who, in the last twenty-four years, has made over four thousand presentations to more than 2 million people. His presentations cover sales excellence and strategies, and personal empowerment.

His mission to make a profound and positive difference in people’s lives continues to be his main focus. Throughout his career, Mark has inspired hundreds of thousands of people to create a more powerful and purposeful future for themselves.

A prolific writer, Mark authored Future Diary, How to Achieve Total Prosperity and The Miracle of Tithing. He is co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Dare to Win and The Aladdin Factor (all with Jack Canfield) and The Master Motivator (with Joe Batten).

Mark has also produced a complete library of personal empowerment audio- and videocassette programs that have enabled his listeners to recognize and use their innate abilities in their business and personal lives. He has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, HBO, PBS and CNN.

Mark lives in Costa Mesa, California.

For further information about Mark contact:

Mark Victor Hansen & Associates
P.O. Box 7665
Newport Beach, CA 92658
phone: 949-759-9304 or 800-433-2314
fax: 949-722-6912
Website: www.chickensoup.com

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