Aaron Sansoni, aka ‘Mr Empire’ has built a fortune in business by starting, building, and investing into over 100 companies to date. He’s also an international-acclaimed speaker, best-selling author and nominee for Australian of the Year 2017 and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2016.
Featured in over 50 publications around the world, Aaron runs successful private equity firms with interests in Media, Technology, Ecommerce, SAAS, Education, Venues, Retail, Aerospace, Health and many more.
Aaron has spoken at some of the most exclusive venues around the world and shared the stage with business icons, including billionaire Sir Richard Branson, Hollywood A-Lister Arnold Schwarzenegger & world-leading speakers Tony Robbins, Gary Vee, Tim Ferriss and Dr Eric Thomas to name a few. Having reached the lives of 250 million people, Aaron has personally trained 500,000 students in 132 countries from over 100 industries, on and offline, through his training spanning almost two decades of mentoring.
As the #1 global authority on empire building, he’s authored two books, including Think Like, which has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide.
Aaron was also recently named the #1 Mentor in Australia in Forbes Magazine.
But where did it all start?
Growing up in a disadvantaged environment and a broken home in the outer suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, Aaron grew up one of seven children cramped under the same roof. He spent most of his time playing basketball and thinking of inventions and business ideas that he hoped would change his life. He was told he had attention deficit disorder in his early school years and was often told by his teachers that he wouldn’t amount to anything.
By age 9 Aaron was doing a regular paper round. By 12 he had started his first business, a local car wash for the neighbours. At age 16 Aaron realised his passion for sales and went on to work in everything from door to door, over the phone and face to face sales achieving phenomenal results along the way. By the age of 23 he had amassed over a decade of sales experience, knowledge, training and world travel and opened his first consulting firm with the goal of helping business owners and entrepreneurs across the world realise their full potential, a goal he still has to this day.
Aaron now splits his time between running his successful investment firm Paragon Global Investments and traveling the globe to educate business owners, sales professionals and entrepreneurs on how to build their own business empires. He is also a dedicated husband and a father to a son and daughter.
Recently Aaron has taken his philanthropic endeavours to a new level with the creation of the Aaron Sansoni Foundation, a charity setup to help those in need in Australia and abroad. This came about after years of personally donating to, and helping raise awareness for other charities including the Kathleen Keegal children’s fund which oversees two orphanages in Sri Lanka that care full time for children who are orphaned or in need of a stable home. Aaron and the orphanage help in providing a safe and loving environment.
Aaron is a mentor to top CEO’s, athletes and celebrities and has helped his clients to make billions of dollars in sales from his four award-winning global education brands.