About Adam Khoo

Adam Khoo is an award-winning Singaporean entrepreneur, best-selling author and peak performance trainer. A self-made millionaire by the age of 26, he started and runs several businesses in education, training, learning centres, pre-school education, fund management and advertising, all with a combined annual turnover of $50 million. He is the Executive Chairman and Chief Master Trainer of Adam Khoo Learning Technologies Group Pte Ltd and a director of seven other private companies. Adam is also a member of the Singapore Chapter of the Young President’s Organization (YPO).

He is also the best-selling author of 13 books, which includes:
I Am Gifted, So Are You! that was ranked MPH#1 best-seller in 1998 and 1999. His other books include ‘How to Multiply Your Child’s Intelligence™’ & ‘Clueless in Starting a Business™’.

His book ‘Master Your Mind, Design Your Destiny™’ which was the second highest selling book in Singapore in 2004, was on the best-sellers list for 36 consecutive weeks. His next two books ‘Secrets Of Self-Made Millionaires’ and ‘Secrets of Millionaire Investors’ both listed and stayed on the Number One spot on the Straits Times Best Sellers List for more than 52 weeks. He also authored ‘Nurturing the Winner and Genius in Your Child’, published in April 2008, ‘Secrets of Building Multi-Million Dollar Businesses’ launched October 2008, ‘Profit from the Panic!’ launched in January 2009, ‘Secrets of Successful Teens’ in June 2009. In 2010, he wrote ‘Profit from the Asian Recovery’ co-authored by Jason Wee, CFA, to share powerful investing strategies on profiting from Asia stocks. His latest book released in late 2011 is titled ‘Winning The Game of Life!’ that hit number 5 on the National Best Sellers list.

Adam holds an honors degree in business administration from the National University of Singapore. As an undergraduate, he was ranked among the top one percent of academic achievers and became a pioneer in the Talent Development Program, which is the university’s Gifted program.

He is also a licensed Master Practitioner and Trainer in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP). In his transformational Patterns of Excellence (POE) program, he shares the powerful NLP techniques such as ‘Anchoring’ to help participants access their resourceful state and tap into their personal power to achieve excellence in their various fields of endeavor. Over the last 15 years, he has trained over 500,000+ students, teachers, professionals, executives, managers and business owners.

Some of his corporate clients include ST Engineering, Singapore Police Force, F&N Coca Cola, Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), Ministry of Defence, AIA, Prudential Assurance, Ernst & Young, Exxon Mobil, Unilever, Citibank, UOB, ABN Ambro, NETS, Great Eastern Life, Hewlett Packard, Sun Microsystems, Texas Instruments, Mediacorp, Apple Inc, Accenture Consulting and many more.

His success and achievements are regularly featured in regional media like the Straits Times, the Business Times, the New Paper, Lianhe Zaobao, Channel News Asia, Channel U, Channel 8, Newsradio 938, The Hindu, The Malaysian Sun and many more. In 2007, he was ranked among the top 25 richest Singaporeans under the age of 40 by The Executive Magazine. In 2008, Adam was awarded the NUS Business School Eminent Alumni Award for being one of Singapore’s most successful and prominent business leaders.

 

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  1. iyyho on April 28th, 2012

    Hi Adam,,,I really inspired by you,,I am one of trainer in Indonesia,,And I just Write my second book,,could You give me your e mail so You can comment mine?
    My Best Regard
    Iyyho Singaraja

  2. Adam on May 2nd, 2012

    You can send me a message on Facebook

  3. Eric on June 17th, 2012

    Hi Adam,

    I’m impressed with what you are doing in the youth industry especially with IAG program.

    I’m 27 this year. Doing my part-times studies. I have real difficulty in studying. Am very interested in learning mind-mapping, memorizing techniques and etc. Can you coach me or refer me to someone who can coach me in that area?

    Thank you. Eric

  4. Sergio Felix on July 12th, 2012

    Hey Adam,

    I see you have plenty of books on Amazon but they are all paperback.

    Do you have any plans to start selling them for Kindle as well any time soon?

    Thanks in advance,
    Sergio

  5. Tam on July 18th, 2012

    Hey Adam,

    I see you have plenty of books on Amazon but they are all paperback.

    Do you have any plans to start selling them for Kindle as well any time soon?

    Thanks in advance,
    Sergio

  6. Adam on July 21st, 2012

    Yes. We will be launching versions for Kindle soon. Look out for it!

  7. chandu on July 26th, 2012

    sir iam chandu from india i am hear to thanq for studing great leaders like u sir , iam a bussiness man i am very sucess in business from the starting to today i loved my bussiness but now i am not interested in my bussiness which business given me a great futtune and name ,why i dont know iam very confused in my way my business is restaurent business in small town sir iam confused please help me

  8. Reshad on August 9th, 2012

    hi adam, I read about you alittle here in internet, but I wanna know can I get your book in my country Afghanistan in any bookstores?? I can’t buy it online or from other internet sources coz i wanna have the hard copy!! Wish u can reply me: nezam.reshad@yahoo.com

  9. Reshad on August 9th, 2012

    My name is Reshad, I am 20 years old junior of English department at university, and also work in a radio station(with 120$ per month salary that only i use it for my university expensis)..unfortunatly I Life in a family that our income is not more than 300$. I know that am talented and I am able to do my works, like really i wanna make something utta myself and wanna be a popular person, tell u the truth I wanna be a rich person and serve my family, people.I don’t know where to start and what to do?? the economical situation of our country is also not good people like me are alot here facing economical prblems! I have set my goals but the situation, the possibilities and facilities in my country differs than other parts of the world and thats how am not sure can i reach my goals or not?? Reading your advices am hopeful in my future, but where to start for being rich, happy and popular?? Please reply me here or my email:
    nezam.reshad@yahoo.com
    nezam.reshad@gmail.com
    helping me would be ur kindness Mr. Adam!

  10. Akm on August 18th, 2012

    Hi Adam . Pls give some tips for studying to improve on my subjects:) . Thks!!pls reply…

  11. Phuc Bui on August 22nd, 2012

    I am Phuc Bui
    I’m from Vietnam
    You ,Adam Khoo ,you are my idol
    I really meet you in future

  12. Nicole on September 3rd, 2012

    Hi Adam,

    Im interested in the inverse ETF which you shared. What is the inverse ETF for Hang Seng Index and the Shangahi A Shares Index? Where can I buy these inverse ETFs? Thanks for sharing!

  13. Adam on September 3rd, 2012

    You can go to http://www.proshares.com where there is a list of inverse ETFs you can look at

  14. Peter Khoo on September 9th, 2012

    Dear Adam, Firstly, thank you so much for the great coaching and guidance for my daughter whom attended your first few batches of classes many years back. She had achieved very good results and she is now in her 3rd year of university. With this great trust, I recently sent my son for your classes and hope that he will gained as much from your great coaching and guidances too. I would like to share my feedback on some improvement areas with you personally if you are ok to connect with me directly. Thanks again and I look forward to talk to you.
    Best Regards, Peter

  15. Adam on September 11th, 2012

    Hi Peter
    Thank you for your kind compliments. You can reach me at adam@akltg.com

  16. nico on September 9th, 2012

    hi

    can you give me your name in Facebook. i wanted to add you

  17. Camilia Grace Tessensohn on November 24th, 2012

    Hi, Mr Adam Khoo,I am Camilia and I am a primary student I would like to attend want of your training programs but I am worried that my parents would think that it is expensive…you see I am not doing too well in school since when I was in Primary 2 and I REALLY REALLY REALLY need your help because I will be primary 6 next year I don’t want to repeat my PSLE next Please help me

  18. Andy on December 8th, 2012

    Hi Adam, as I have medical conditions about my eye sight due to a brain tummoa pressing down my nerves in 2006 when I am in primary four, So, I am consider as low-vision. I used to scan all my school textbooks and workbooks in order to have a full colour image for me to study and to enlarge the font size by percentage. I had tried to use the books in the library to scan them, but is too thick for me. Is it ok that I have all the books written by you as I can cut them into pieces to scan them easily. Besides, I also have finacial problem too. I seek your reply to me, thank you so much.

  19. mich on January 3rd, 2013

    Hi Adam!

    I’m currently doing a project on you as a successful entrepreneur and I would really like to interview you. However, I understand that you are busy and so, I would do it here with only a few questions. You can briefly answer them. :)

    1) What are your comments to the importance of the following skills to an entrepreneur?

    – Leadership Skills
    – Networking Skills
    – Communication Skills
    – Marketing Skills

    2)What are the best and worst things about being an entrepreneur?

    I hope this is not too much for you to reply and really appreciate and look forward to your help in answering them asap :)

    Any inconvenience, you can reply to my email.

    Thank you!

  20. Ivy on January 16th, 2013

    Hi

    I would like to find out the cost of having Adam to speak during our town hall session for about 30 min?

    Thank you
    Ivy

  21. Skynova on January 22nd, 2013

    Dear Adam, I have recently gone through your book “secrets of millionaire investors”. However, I have little money and i would be grateful if you could show me some online brokers who charge the lowest. Thank you very much

  22. Adam on January 23rd, 2013

    The cheapest US online broker is http://www.interactivebrokers.com

  23. Skynova on January 24th, 2013

    Thank You very much Adam :)

  24. erwin susetya on February 5th, 2013

    haii adam, i have just read your book, self made milionare. thsk for inspiration

  25. Roberto on March 4th, 2013

    Hi Adam,
    I recently purchased your: “Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires” and was totally engrossed and immersed from start to finish. I must compliment you for such mastery in your writing and the valuable techniques that you share so openly and graciously with your readers e.g. in picking top funds with the lowest risks, stable returns and best P/E ratios, Beta etc. I found the Morningstar exercises particularly interesting. One question I have is if you are not a US resident are you able to buy US mutual funds? If so how is this done as most US prospectuses do not allow you to register without US credentials?
    A million thanks and all the best!
    Kindest regards,
    Robert

  26. phuc on March 14th, 2013

    hi Adam. I’m planing to start a business. May I contact you via e-mail for advices or suggestions?

  27. Roberto on March 18th, 2013

    Hi Adam,
    I would be extremely grateful if you would kindly assist me with some advice on my last query on how to purchase US mutual funds?
    Many thanks,
    Kindest regards,
    Roberto

  28. Loan Nguyen on April 16th, 2013

    Dear Adam,
    Firstly, I would like to say thanks so much for your inspiration and great contribution to our lives through all your books such as “I am gited, So are you” ‘Nurting your Winner and Genius in your Child” “Secrets of Successful Teens” “Master your Mind, Design your Destiny” I am really admired of all methods and learning to learn techniques in books about how to get high marks at school for pupils at primary, secondary, high schools and even students at universities.
    I am in Vietnam,and I find the fact that students who spend over 10 years learning English, but now they can not communicate or take part international exams or they are “zero” now in English subject.
    My passion is designing a special curriculum about teaching English which uses accelerated learning techniques, whole -brain learning, super memory techniques, speed reading, as well as exam tactics for high marks as mentioned in your book. I find your books also indicate some methods to memorize english vocabulary or increase the number of vocabularies every day and revision plans for the best memory.
    I am considering important factors in improving our curriculum which help students learn effectively with exciting environment and also get high marks at school. Could you please help suggest me some ways or methods or important factors which should be emphazised to help our students (including students from primary, secondary and high schools) successful in learning English.
    What is more, I also want to write a books on how to get high marks in English Subject at school. So could you share some experience you have when you write all your books. I want this book also a great reference books for all students as well as parents or other teachers who are interested in learning and teaching English.

    Thanks so much. I should be grateful for your soon response.

    I do hope to see you in the near future in Vietnam or Singapore.

  29. Kumaran on April 23rd, 2013

    Hi Adam,
    I am from chennai( India)
    I have read all your books, I can say that I read your books again and again and it is my bible.
    I want to be in touch with you
    All your books are excellent and it has changed the way I think.

  30. Cheryl on April 24th, 2013

    Hi Adam,
    May I know if you have development course or class for children from Malaysia? Please let me know if there is any upcoming class in Singapore as well.

    My nephew, from Singapore attended your classes and had achieve good results.

    thanks and looking forward to your favorable reply.

  31. Steve Phoi on June 26th, 2013

    Hi Adam ,

    Can I check with you about the Wealth EXpo 2013, I am in the alternative investment, my purpose of writing to you is asking whether I could rent a booth together with your this event.

    Your assistance is deeply appreciated.

    Regards,

    Steve Phoi

  32. Adam Khoo on June 27th, 2013

    Hi Steve, thanks for asking. My Wealth Expo team will get in touch with you.

  33. Joseph on August 2nd, 2013

    Dear Adam,

    My partner and myself have been running an education business for 7 years and we are keen to start seminars to educate people on starting a successful education business.

    May i ask if there is any way we can work together?

    Looking forward to your favorable response.

    Thank you

    Joseph

  34. Adam Khoo | Your Infinite Growth on August 29th, 2013

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  35. Farrukh Mansoor on August 31st, 2013

    Sir i am from Karachi, Pakistan.
    Love to get read your books and want to study your experiences but i cant get these 2,3 books here.
    Can you please guide me or send me the details from where i can buy 2 major books i want.

    *) Secrets of self-made Millionaires
    *) How to Multiply your child intelligence

  36. Adam Khoo on September 2nd, 2013

    Hi Farrukh, thanks for your support. My products team will get in touch with you via email. Cheers.

  37. Zaid ibrahim on September 20th, 2013

    Hi Adam,I’m interested to attend your seminar or short course so can email to me tentative program or date to me.tq

  38. Admin @ adam-khoo.com on September 20th, 2013

    Hi Zaid, thanks a lot for your interest! Our team will contact you via your email. You can also reach us at info@akltg.com.

  39. edmund on October 2nd, 2013

    hi Adam

    I wish I had red your books 10 years ago…how amazing you can earn your wealth at the age of 26!!.. is really admire you
    I’m 35 this year , living without any savings and working in an organization with the operation of sales support .. what I earn is just only keep me ‘surviving’ because I can’t really do saving that I need to spend on my parent and other stuff like the monthly expenses ..
    this also cause me difficult to start an relationship because the other half believe is what ‘secure in life’ is very important and this I also realized since day one but I really can’t make it happen …my life just got no hope anymore

    I got a passion on drawing like comics, after I red one of your book recently I thought of something that I can increase my earning from it, actually I got an idea but not sure it work or not ?

    please help … really desperately ..

    I hope to receive an email from on advice …

    Edmund , Malaysia

  40. edmund on October 2nd, 2013

    hi Adam

    my name is Edmund , i left a message for you but is not posted .. i wonder why ?

    I’m 35 years old , living a life without saving and currently working in an organization with the operation of sales support

    i need to support my parent and also monthly expenses until i can’t do for saving

    i also have the difficulties to start a relationship due to my financial support because i cant provide a ‘secure’ for starting up a family .

    i really need your help ..so desperately …

    thank you

    Edmund, Malaysia

  41. Adam Khoo on October 2nd, 2013

    Hi Edmund

    It is never too late to start. Start saving money and investing in your education first. As you keep building your knowledge, skills and strength, you will become worth more to your company and can command a higher salary. You can then eventually get a higher position in another company or even start your own business

  42. edmund on October 4th, 2013

    hi Adam

    thanks for your reply.

    actually i got an degree in Accounting and Finance, just i didn’t fully practice it. what I’m doing now is totally different.

    after 1 year and 6 months in this company, I’m thinking to request for a internal transfer to another department to learn something on what i have studied.

    I really did research on some business opportunities out there to find something that suit for me..

    Edmund.

  43. arini on October 12th, 2013

    Mr Adam
    You are my role model ^^
    I am on my way to achieve my goal. Thanks

  44. Adam Khoo on October 13th, 2013

    Hi Arini, good to hear that. Stay focused on your goal and share with me when you achieve it!

  45. Hoang Khang Nguyen on November 17th, 2013

    Hi Adam Khoo!
    I am Khang, I am Vietnamese and I am 13 years old. I read ” i am gifted, so are you, i am gifted, so are you 2…” your book, and i like it. I also dream of a millionaire in 26 years as you but I do not know what to start first. You can share your secrets for me

  46. Bin Naive on December 13th, 2013

    Hello Mister.Dread!
    At first, let me call you like that. Secondary, I want to say “I’m sorry” for my bad English, so I can’t explaint all my thinking in English (maybe incomplete, maybe dictation/grammar fail/wrong) but hopefully that you could understand the gist generally).

    I’m from Vietnam and I’ve read your both books: Secrets Of Self-Made Millionaires & Secrets Of Building Multi-Million Businesses.
    I’m very very interest & respect of you, of your all (once again, sorry for my bad English, I can’t explain anymore…). You gave me the hope and power to keep attempting in everything, in my future plan… You charged me to fully ready status, so I can see & keep walking to my future. First, let me tell you a little sad story of me.

    Used to be a foregin student in Japan, yeah, my family let me & my sister to go to Japan to study, for our future, with the hope that we could earn money from part-time-job to pay for study fee, subsistence costs… and be able to finish studying – as what the brokers companies in Vietnam told every customers. But, like many others, when we arrived at Japan, we recognized every thing’s a lie: companies lie, they only want us to register their plan, to earn money from us. Life’s not like a dream, we can not earn enough money for studying. Many families even loan a lot of money for their child, but now the dream was broke.

    After many torment & many nights awake, I choose to go back to Vietnam, to let my sister stay there, let my family only needs to help her. I became hopelessly: family’s debt, no reason to stay ’til I read your books.

    I want to say, I was empty and you CHARGED me again, now I’m going to do something to make things better. Everything’s seems to be still so hard, but I’ll keep trying.

    Thank you, Mister Dread!

  47. Adam Khoo on December 20th, 2013

    Hi there Bin Naive,

    Thank you for sharing your story. It heartens me to know that my books have given you motivation and hope. I hope that 2014 will be a better year for you and that you will strive towards your future against the odds. I want you to remember this:

    When we set a goal, we have a dream.
    When we start to plan, our dream becomes possible.
    When we schedule it and do it, our dream becomes real.

    You will succeed if you give it enough heart. All the best for your future.

  48. sean sutrisno on January 27th, 2014

    mr. adam khoo i just want to ask how can you be a millionere when your old life are so down? because i want to know that iam a lazy student can change myself to be success and change the world.

    i always mad and not smart enough. i just want to be success but many student are beating me. and my math and english was bad .

    i always hate to study , i always hate when listening to teacher. my character was very bad .

    mr adam i just want to know to be success man.

  49. Adam Khoo on January 27th, 2014

    Hi Sean, thanks for your message. When I was young, I was a lazy and unmotivated student addicted to television. I was expelled from primary school for my bad behaviour and almost no school wanted to take me in. However, I want you to know that we all have the potential and capacity to change for the better, and turn our life around. I made a decision to leave my past behind and started modelling the success principles of successful people. I reprogrammed all my bad habits and turned them into good ones.

    My success was not by chance; it was the result of discipline and hard work. I want you to know that you too can become a success if you put your heart to it. Read my book Master Your Mind, Design Your Destiny to find out how to develop the mindset of successful people. http://www.successwithnlp.com.

    All the best to you.

  50. Monicharya on March 24th, 2014

    Dear Adam Khoo,

    I am a Cambodian girl who prefer to make my own business. I have idea but no budget and no brave enough with 500$. But actually I love to read every business book.
    I know my Country is a developing Country that easy to make business for the business maker like you. If you interest to make business in Cambodia could you tell me I want to join with you with my idea not money yet.

    Best Respect,
    From Cambodia ( Siem Reap) Angkor of Wonder

  51. Piseth Kham on March 29th, 2014

    We are excited that Adam Khoo will speak in Cambodia for the first time on 4th May 2014.

    Thank you for coming to inspire and motivate our friends here to become more and have more.

    Best regards,

    Piseth

  52. Habeebah Speight on April 5th, 2014

    Hello, Mr. Khoo
    My names is Habeebah, I’m 16, and I’m a huge fan of yours. I read your book “Secrets Of Successful Teens” and LOVED IT. It was amazing and it help me understand my self.
    But you see I still have a lot of problems, and one of my problems is that I don’t Know how to get started on my why to success. so I was wondering if you could help me out with that.

    I would like to till you about all of my problems but I think I should address one at a time.
    Please wright back soon because I’ve tried too ask for help from other people, but no one seems to understand me.
    Please wright back soon I really need you.

    (Mind my spelling and grammar mistake I’m terrible in grammar, and worst in spelling).

  53. gracia on May 19th, 2014

    dear Adam Khoo,

    I am from indonesia. i just came to your preview your camp. i just want to know about your opinion about home schooling. because i have a son is going to go to sec-2 , and i have a plan to put my son to go home schooling. my son interest is art . so i can prepare my son to.improve his ability more thAn in the regular school.
    i am very pleased to hear your opinion. thank you.

  54. Adam Khoo on May 23rd, 2014

    Hi Gracia,

    Home schooling can be a good option if you are confident to teach yourself or are able to get good teachers with a strong curriculum that meets international standards.

  55. Anna on August 25th, 2014

    Dear Mr Khoo,

    My Sociology class and I have just come across your books and new learning methods. However, we find that it works better for history or science subjects, and are not sure how your mind map method can work for long abstract passages from our sociological textbook. For example, if we are learning about Emile Durkheim’s “Social Facts”, how could this be drawn up visually when it’s so abstract? His theory says that society is a system of complex social facts, which are external to and coercive over the individual and have to be studied like an objective thing… So my question is, is it possible to translate this into a more understandable visual method? Or is your Mind Mapping not suitable for such a concept?

    Many thanks Mr Khoo and I wish you all the best for your future endeavours.

    Kind regards,

    Anna

  56. Lê th? thu hi?n on September 4th, 2014

    Hi you,
    I’m from VietNam. I’m a student and i’m 15 years old. My mother said me that i’m a bad girl, lazy girl, ….etc. Really, i tried my best so much but my mom always contented with me. I feel very bad and sad so much…
    But after i had read your book “I’m gifted, so are u”. I think its my effort to try my best more and more. And i hope i can do, i can succeed in my way, i can make my mom proud of me
    Thank you so much…^^

  57. Karyanto Chandra on September 15th, 2014

    I had bought the Book – Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires”. In pg 169, which you had provided a”Great Tool – Profit Potential Formula Calculator”. However, i can’t such free tool at your wedsite. Would appreciate your assistant by replying to my email.

    Regards,
    Karyanto

  58. Nguyen Minh Hoang on November 3rd, 2014

    Hi Mr.Adam Khoo,
    I was read all 3 of my books was wrote by you, and i just tell you: i’m Vietnamese and i’m 11 years old.Thank you so much by teaches me about Mind Map and now, i have a goal for myself-become #1 of Doan Thi Diem High School.

  59. Tr?n Thanh Thúy on January 26th, 2015

    Dear Adam,
    I have a daughter. she really smart but see has a little lazy. She don’t want to study and she drawing all the day. What should I do to make she hard-working?

  60. Tr?n Thanh Thúy on January 28th, 2015

    Dear Adam, My daughter is one of your fans. She always study hard and always ask me how to see you. Do you have some plan for teaching in Vietnam. When and where? Can I give my daughter for you?

    My daughter: Hello teacher Adam Khoo, I very want to learn with you. I have read your book: I am gifted, so are you! It very interesting.
    see you soon.

  61. Vonne on February 7th, 2015

    Hi Adam

    Can you provide full detail about your motivational course & NLP? As we would like to send our teen for the above programme.

    Thank you.

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