Robert Greene: Biography, Career, Books & Net Worth (2024)

Tomas Laurinavicius
Updated on April 23, 2024

Robert Greene is noteworthy for writing books on life lessons, inspiration, romantic seduction, human nature, business, and daily life psychology.

Robert Greene was born on 14th of May, 1959, therefore is of age 64, as of 2024. He has sold million copies of his books. Robert Greene net worth in millions.

He has worked eighty odd jobs before becoming a writer, and working in varied fields has given him the chance to gather precious life experiences reflected in his works.

Robert Greene Biography

Robert Greene has immense psychological insight into human mind and shares best ways to improve one’s lives. Robert Greene net worth is as high as seven million USD.

Full nameRobert Greene
Born14 May 1959 (Los Angeles, California, US)
Pen name(s)
GenresInspirational, Psychology, Business
Net worth$7 million

But Robert Greene’s success story is not a rosy path as one might think. Robert Greene was born to Jewish parents, and not much is known about his personal life.

Robert Greene Early Life

Robert Greene’s early life was in Los Angeles, California.

He went on to pursue classical studies in University of Wisconsin-Madison, and later went to work at an art and media school called Fabrica in Italy. This was the turning point in his life.

Robert Greene Personal Life

Robert Greene currently lives in Los Angeles with his girlfriend Anna Biller, who is a filmmaker. Robert Green does mountain biking, swimming, masters in five languages and is also a Zen Buddhism student.

He is a supporter of Barack Obama and speaks against Donald Trump’s ideas of power.

Robert Greene Books

Robert Greene Career

In Fabrica, he met a book packager called Joost Elffers, to whom Robert Greene pitched the idea which later became The 48 Laws of Power. At that time he was also working as a Hollywood movie writer.

Greene published this book in the year 1998. It talks about power dynamics, deriving from historical figures and famous personalities like Alexander the Great, Thomas Alva Edison, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Darwin, Sun Tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, Henry Kissinger, Queen Elizabeth I, P.T Barnum, etc.

Robert Greene released his second book The Art of Seduction in 2001 which gained him a large seduction community.

Robert Greene’s Net Worth

Robert Greene’s net worth is in millions. As of 2023, a rough estimated net worth is 7 million dollars. He also has wealth invested in property and has assets worth a lot. But that information is not disclosed to public.

Robert Greene net worth can come as a surprise to many but they are not familiar with the power of writers. His best selling books have made him a millionaire.

Famous Robert Greene Quotes

“…But the human tongue is a beast that few can master. It strains constantly to break out of its cage, and if it is not tamed, it will tun wild and cause you grief.” – The 48 Laws of Power

“The future belongs to those who learn more skills and combine them in creative ways.” – Mastery

“Lord, protect me from my friends; I can take care of my enemies.” – The 48 Laws of Power

“Strike the shepherd and the sheep will scatter.” – The 48 Laws of Power

“No one is really going to help you or give you direction. In fact, the odds are against you.” – Mastery

“When you show yourself to the world and display your talents, you naturally stir all kinds of resentment, envy, and other manifestations of insecurity… you cannot spend your life worrying about the petty feelings of others.” – The 48 Laws of Power

“Understand: people will constantly attack you in life. One of their main weapons will be to instill in you doubts about yourself – your worth, your abilities, your potential. They will often disguise this as their objective opinion, but invariably it has a political purpose – they want to keep you down.” – The 50th Law

“When our emotions are engaged, we often have trouble seeing things as they are.” – The Art of Seduction

“People are more complicated than the masks they wear in society.” – The Art of Seduction

“Grand strategy is the art of looking beyond the present battle and calculating ahead. Focus on your ultimate goal and plot to reach it.” – The 33 Strategies of War

“He who poses as a fool is not a fool.” – The 48 Laws of Power

“Do not fight them. Instead think of them the way you think of children, or pets, not important enough to affect your mental balance.” – The 33 Strategies of War

“Your fears are a kind of prison that confines you within a limited range of action. The less you fear, the more power you will have and the more fully you will live.” – The 50th Law

“Desire is both imitative (we like what others like) and competitive (we want to take away from others what they have). As children, we wanted to monopolize the attention of a parent, to draw it away from other siblings. This sense of rivalry… makes people compete for the attention.” – The Art of Seduction

“Fools say that they learn by experience. I prefer to profit by others’ experience.” – The 48 Laws of Power

“Sadness of any sort is also seductive, particularly if it seems deep-rooted, even spiritual, rather than needy or pathetic—it makes people come to you.” – The Art of Seduction

“You must understand the following: In order to master a field, you must love the subject and feel a profound connection to it. Your interest must transcend the field itself and border on the religious.” – Mastery

“Events in life mean nothing if you do not reflect on them in a deep way, and ideas from books are pointless if they have no application to life as you live it.” – The 33 Strategies of War

“Power is a game, and in games you do not judge your opponents by their intentions but by the effects of their actions.” – The 48 Laws of Power

“Do not wait for a coronation; the greatest emperors crown themselves.” – The 48 Laws of Power

“Any man who tries to be good all the time is bound to come to ruin among the great number who are not good.” – The 48 Laws of Power

“It is not much good being wise among fools and sane among lunatics.” – The 48 Laws of Power

“It is your own bad strategies, not the unfair opponent, that are to blame for your failures. You are responsible for the good and bad in your life.” – The 33 Strategies of War

“Oysters open completely when the moon is full; and when the crab sees one it throws a piece of stone or seaweed into it and the oyster cannot close again so that it serves the crab for meat. Such is the fate of him who opens his mouth too much and thereby puts himself at the mercy of the listener. Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519.” – The 48 Laws of Power

“Boldness makes even the smallest animal dangerous.” – Robert Greene


Robert Greene is a proud alumni of University of Wisconsin Madison. He calls himself a successful non fiction author, and rightfully so.

He has written six international bestsellers, focusing on best military strategies and great military leaders, world’s masters, human nature, and earning money online.

He has been a mentor to Ryan Holiday. Robert Greene books Greene’s are read by famous personalities like Jay Z, Kanye West, and are a great influence on the modern world. Robert Greene net worth is also a matter of awe to his followers.

Robert Greene books are now a worldwide phenomena.

Tomas Laurinavicius

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