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Mark Victor Hansen

January 1, 2000

President Mark Victor Hansen & Associates Chairman Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises, Inc. – Costa Mesa, California

Mark Victor Hansen has been called “America’s Master Motivator”, and for good reason. He is in great demand as a keynote speaker by many of North America’s top corporation and professional associations. In more than 2,500 presentations since 1974, his message has reached more than 2 million people in 35 countries and virtually every major city across America. Mr. Hansen’s credentials include a lifetime of entrepreneurial successes in addition to an extensive academic background. He is the co-creator of the widely successful Chicken Soup for the Soul series of books. The series, which Time magazine has called “the publishing phenomenon of the decade”, has collectively sold more than 40 million copies in North America alone, making it one of the most successful publishing franchises in America today. He has been seen by millions of televison viewers on such shows as Oprah, CNN, Eye to Eye, The Today Show, Hard Copy, and PBS and has had his autobiography produced and aired on Nostalgia Good TV. He has been featured in, or appeared on the cover of, dozens of national magazines and newspapers including Entrepreneur, Success, Time, U.S. News and World Report, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Dallas Morning News, Chicago Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times. Mr. Hansen lives with his wife and two teenage daughters in Southern California.