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Eckhart Tolle is the name that is always remembered by the peoples during the need for spiritual guidance. And it should be because he is the leading visionary spiritual teacher and no one can replace him. His life story is such an inspiration that can change your life within the next minute. So, begin this motivational biography of Eckhart Tolle and achieve your dream defeating the problems.

Eckhart Tolle Biography, Education, Wife, Net Worth, Childre, Wiki
NameEckhart Tolle
Real NameUlrich Leonard Tolle
Birth Date16 February 1948
Birth PlaceLunen, Germany
Age (as in 2021)73 Years
Net Worth$85 Millions
Height5'8'' Feet
ProfessionSpiritual Speaker and Author
UniversityUniversity of London
Cambridge University (Drop Out)
EducationPhilosophy, Psychology, and Literature
Martial StatusMarried
WifeKim Eng
Children0
ResidenceVancouver, British Columbia

Who is Eckhart Tolle?

Eckhart Tolle is one of the famous inspiring and visionary spiritual teachers on the earth today. Apart from this, he is a well-known author who writes physiological books. Tolle had a very terrible childhood as he spent it in a very deep depression and anxiety. But his comeback after his hard work and effort led him to achieve his success. He has not an ordinary success but differs from all and at another level. Let you know about Eckhart Tolle below in his life story.

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Early Life of Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle was born on 16 February 1948 in Lunen, Germany. He had passed with an unhappy childhood as his father and mother had frequent fights. The fight later resulted in their separation and thus the couple decided to not live together anymore. After their separation, Tolle used to spend his time with his mother. He was living in post-war Germany during his childhood which was the sight of destruction. And this introduced a sense of fear and insecurity in Tolle’s mind. Even in schools, he had faced a hostile atmosphere.

In 1961, Tolle started living with his father in Spain. But there he lost his formal schooling. Instead of this, he used to study literature, astronomy, and languages at his home. When he was 15, he read a book authored by the famous German mystic poet, Joseph Anton Schneider Franken, which inspired him a lot.

Education of Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle didn’t do any formal education during his childhood. It’s all because of the unstable atmosphere in his family. He tried to learn the basics at his home with the help of general books. When he turned 19, he went to London and taught Spanish and German for a small period. He was in search of a good life by defeating his depression, anxiety, and fear.

Following this, he decided to continue his research, thereby he joined the University of London to study philosophy, phycology, and literature. As soon he graduated from there, he was offered a scholarship to do postgraduate research at Cambridge University. He accepted the offer and joined it in 1977 but shortly he dropped out for some reasons.

Career of Tolle

In 1997, Tolle passed from a very terrible night when he was suffered from a long period of depressions. He has told that he was experiencing an inner transformation. He describes that night dreadful but thereafter he experienced a life-changing epiphany. Later he became a spiritually enlightened person for being a depressed man and even who was consisting suicidal tendencies. It was like an accidental achievement for him.

After this tragedy, Tolle said no to study and almost gave up on it. In those days, he was mostly spending his time sitting in a park in Russel Square, London. He was a great follower of the German philosopher, Meister Eckhart. In respect of him, Tolle changed his first name to Eckhart from Ulrich Leonard. He was living a simple and humble life and sometimes stayed at Buddhist monasteries.

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Later, Tolle’s friends approached him for guidance and thus he became a spiritual guide and a counselor. In 1995, Tolle went to Vancouver, Canada, and started writing his very first book. Two years later in 1997, he released his first book and titled, The Power of Now. In starting, he published only 3000 copies of the book. Next year, looking at the demand, he republished the book on a very large scale.

In the year 2000, the same book was recommended by Oprah Winfrey in her magazine. This gains immense fame in all over the countries her magazines run. Following this success, the book was featured in the bestseller list of the famous company, New York Times. The book has been translated into over 33 languages since its first publishing. Moreover, it appeared in the list of the top ten best-selling Paperback Advice Book.

The rise in Tolle’s Success

Tolle’s second book, ‘Stillness Speaks’ was published in 2003. After two years, he released his third book and titled ‘A New Earth: Awakening to your Life’s Purpose’. The book later resulted in one of his biggest successes as an author. In fact, the books reached the first spot in the ‘New York Times Best Seller’ list. Later, it was selected for the segment, Orpha’s Book Club by Winfrey Orpha in her talk show, The Orpha Winfrey Show.

Orpha has shown very strong support for Tolle’s from his initial writing days. Even Tolle’s partnered with Orpha in 2008 and thought to start webinars session upon his book, A New Earth. He used to discuss a particular chapter from his book in every seminar. He scheduled his seminars weekly where he put his point of view along with Oprah and also answers the questions asked by the fans.

Tolle’s biggest happiness is when he started the company, Eckhart Teachings, in order to sell his teaching products. Following this, he led to the creation of a website named Eckhart Tolle TV where he provides meditations and spiritual videos. Tolle does not work on a national level only but he is also an international speaker. He primarily used to travel to several countries to give lectures. He uses English as his primary language but sometimes speaks in German and Spanish occasionally.

Eckhart Tolle created a YouTube channel on 16 January 2008 and started posting meditation-related videos. He didn’t get more attention in the beginning but later grown a lot. He has currently more than 1.27 million subscribers and has posted over 320 videos.

Eckhart Tolle Wife and Marriage

Eckhart Tolle married her girlfriend and now wife Kim Eng who is also a spiritual teacher. She is the creator of a powerful practice for emerging mindfulness through the body and movement known as Presence Through Movement (PTM). The couple first met in 1995 during the work of Tolle as a spiritual guide. His wife, Kim Eng is also an author and has written several books related to meditation. As of 2021, Eckhart and Kim Eng have no children.

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Eckhart Tolle Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Eckhart Tolle is $85 million. It looks too much but this is the reality. He mainly earns from his books. He has written numerous books and has also distributed them in many countries. This has become a major reason behind his net worth. However, Tolle’s also earns by guiding peoples, attending events, advertisement, and through his YouTube channel.

Eckhart Tolle on Social Media

Eckhart is well celebrated social media influencer too. He has a very large follower community on social media. And why not as he regularly used to post amazing contents that help his followers mentally. Currently, Tolle has over 1.5 million followers on his Instagram profile and over 2.2 million followers on his Facebook page. And on Twitter, Tolle has more than 705K followers. In fact, he has the verified blue tick on all of his social media profiles.

Eckhart Tolle Books

As we already know that Eckhart is an author and has written numerous books. His books came in almost every language where its demand is. Even his book has been translated into Hindi for the Indians. Let you take a glance below at the major book of Eckhart Tolle.

Book Name Publishing Year
The Power of Now 1997
Shaktiman Vartaman 1997
El Poder Del Ahora 1997
The Power of Now A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment 1997
Practicing the Power 1999
Practicing the Power of Now 1999
Gateways to Now 2003
Antar Shanti Ki Awaaz 2003
Stillness Speaks 2003
La Quietud Habla 2003
Living a Life of Inner Peace 2004
The Flowering of Human Consciousness 2004
New Earth Awakening To Your Life’s Purpose 2005
Eckhart Tolle’s Findhorn Retreat 2005
Una Nueva Tierra 2005
Oneness With All Life 2008
Guardians of Being 2009
Touching the Eternal 2016
Becoming a Teacher of Presence 2017
At the Source of Being 2018
For Those Who Serve 2019
Essential Meditation with Eckhart Tolle 2020

The Bottom Line

Eckhart Tolle grew up in a very tough condition that can’t be expressed in words. His childhood spent in a troubled well where he had no way of getting out. But things changed in respect of his hard work. Eckhart Tolle made the belief that he can change his life and he had to. And thus, he followed his dream and achieved it.

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Reading his life story isn’t enough for you but need to be inspired. Hope you did the same and enjoyed the story. Let you know us in the comment section that how you feel after reading the biography of Eckhart Tolle.

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