Jay Shetty is a global bestselling author, award-winning podcast host of On Purpose, Chief Purpose Officer of Calm, and purpose-driven entrepreneur, who has made an indelible impact on hearts and minds worldwide. With an astounding following of over 50 million across social media platforms, Jay Shetty possesses a talent for making purpose and ancient wisdom not only relatable but also practical and easily accessible. His journey of transformation and inspiration has touched the lives of millions across the globe.
Born and raised in London to his Indian parents, Jay Shetty was a shy and introverted young boy who always yearned to make a positive difference in the world. His life took a remarkable turn when he received a last-minute invitation to listen to a monk speak. In that moment, Jay Shetty began to question and redefine the very essence of success, aspiring to a life of service, impact, fulfillment, and passion. However, he grappled with the challenge of integrating these aspirations into his life while pursuing a path in university. During his school years, Jay Shetty spent vacations living with monks in India, immersing himself in their wisdom and teachings.
After graduating from Cass Business School in 2010 with a 1st Class Honors Degree in Management Science, Jay Shetty remained driven by a deep desire to positively impact those around him. He felt uncertain about how his degree aligned with his purpose. It was then that Jay Shetty made the decision to embark on a three-year journey as a Hindu monk in India and the UK. He traded his suits for robes, shaved his head, and embraced a minimalist lifestyle. Waking up at 4am, taking cold showers, and simplifying his diet became his new normal. Through dedicated study and up to 8 hours of daily meditation, Jay Shetty delved into the ancient practices of breath and mindfulness, immersing himself in the timeless philosophies and sciences of the East. During this transformative period of self-discovery, Jay Shetty realized that his life's calling extended far beyond himself—he was determined to help others find their purpose.