About Robert

Robert Ringer is an American icon whose insights into life have helped more people transform their aspirations and goals into reality than perhaps any other author in history.  For more than three decades, his works have stood alone as the gospel when it comes to conveying worldly wisdom that translates into tangible results.

Daring to buck the publishing establishment, Ringer self-published his first book, Winning Through Intimidation, after it was rejected by twenty-three publishers.  Through his own marketing efforts, the book ultimately became a New York Times #1 bestseller, which he quickly followed with another New York Times #1 bestseller, Looking Out for #1.

Long considered classics because of the timeless wisdom they impart to readers, both works have been listed by The New York Times among the 15 best-selling motivational books of all time.

Ringer’s political/ideological classic, Restoring the American Dream, was originally published in 1979 and reached #3 on the New York Times bestseller list.  The book was completely revised and updated in 2010, with a Foreword by Wall Street Journal editorial board member and Fox News contributor Stephen Moore.

In the early 1980s, Ringer published a number of other authors’ books, and at one time had a string of four New York Times bestsellers in a row, including one book that was #1 on the New York Times bestseller list for 15 consecutive weeks.

His success created such a stir in the mainstream publishing industry that The Wall Street Journal ran a front-page article about his marketing feats, and Fortune magazine followed that up with a three-page article about how he had shocked the New York publishing establishment.

During the 1980s, Ringer also published The Tortoise Report, a highly acclaimed monthly newsletter that espoused laissez-faire capitalism and provided readers with insights and advice on how to achieve their personal and financial goals.

As a result of his research for The Tortoise Report, Ringer also became a pioneer in the cellular-telephone industry at a time when most people had not yet heard of the technology.  His unequivocal recommendations to invest in cellular-telephone lotteries made millions of dollars for many of his subscribers.

Robert Ringer has appeared on numerous national television and radio shows, including The Tonight Show, Today, The Dennis Miller Show, Good Morning America, The Lars Larson Show, ABC Nightline, and The Charlie Rose Show, as well as Fox News and Fox Business. 

He also has been the subject of feature articles in such major publications as Time, People, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Barron’s, and The New York Times.


"Robert Ringer is in a class by himself when it comes to combining wit, wisdom, and integrity. His Million Dollar Habits holds the answers for anyone ... rich or poor ... who wants to find out how to unlock his or her true potential. I wish I had read this book when I was just beginning my career."

Dr. Jerry Buss
Owner, Los Angeles Lakers


"I get a more than a hundred emails a day, including dozens of essays from experts I know and respect. I try to keep up with all of them but can't. But I never fail to read anything I get from Robert Ringer because I know I'll always be amply rewarded for my time."

Mark Ford
Editor, The Palm Beach Letter
Founder, Early to Rise


"What I like about Robert Ringer's teachings is that his unique ideas and insights can be employed immediately. Every corporate executive, sales and marketing person, small business owner, and entrepreneur can reap immediate benefits from his wisdom."

Harvey Mackay
Author of Swim with the Sharks without Being Eaten Alive