Jay Shetty

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Jay Shetty
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OccupationInternet personality

Jay Shetty is an British Internet personality, and motivational speaker.[1][2] He has appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show[3] and The Today Show.[4]

Early life[edit]

Shetty attended Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet[5] then went on to graduate from the Cass Business School at the University of London.[1] He spent four summers in India interning at corporations and training with a Vedic monk.[6][7]


Shetty is a Huffington Post vlogger[8] and created the most viewed Facebook video of 2018.[9] Topics of his video include relationships, wellness, mental health, and purpose.[1][10] Shetty has interviewed Russell Simmons, Deepak Chopra, Kobe Bryant, and Tim Ferriss.[11][12]

Shetty was included on Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe in 2017. Shetty was recognized on the National Geographic Chasing Genius Council 2017[13] and the Asian Media Awards 2016 Best Blog.[14] Shetty has been featured on the BBC and has spoken to audiences at Google, Nasdaq, HSBC, and Barclays.[15] Shetty was the recipient of awards at the 2016 ITV Asian Media Awards[16] and the 2018 Streamy Awards.[17]

In April 2019, Shetty was honoured with the Outstanding Achievement Online Award at The Asian Awards.[18]

In August 2019, Shetty was accused of repeatedly plagiarizing other people's work.[19][20][21][22]


  1. ^ a b c "Facebook Goes Global in Courting Creators, Including YouTubers". Variety. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Facebook Goes Global in Courting Creators, Including YouTubers". India Times. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Motivational Speaker Jay Shetty Stops by the Ellen Show for the First Time!". EllenTube. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Meet Jay Shetty, a former monk making 'wisdom go viral'". Today. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Award-winning vlogger, filmmaker, online personality and former monk Jay Shetty (OE 1999–2006) has now been named in the 2017 Forbes European 30 Under 30". Queen Elizabeth’s School. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  6. ^ "These 3 Indian-origin men are set to change the world for the better". Vogue India. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  7. ^ "12 easy habits that will keep you happy, every single day". Vogue India. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Jay Shetty". Huffington Post. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Surprise: A New Analysis of 777 Million Facebook Posts Reveals Positivity Outperforms Negativity". INC. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Jada Pinkett Smith Discusses Love Relationships with Jay Shetty". People. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe: Media". Forbes. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Meet Jay Shetty, the Motivational Vlogger and Ex-Monk Who Has Fans in the Kardashians & Ellen DeGeneres". People. Retrieved 19 Feb 2020.
  13. ^ Nunez, Christina (July 27, 2017). "An Ex-Monk's Advice on How to Follow Your True Path". National Geographic News. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  14. ^ "Jay Shetty: How He's Mastered The New Media Landscape". Forbes. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  15. ^ "Jay Shetty". Huffington Post. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  16. ^ "Jay Shetty Wins Espoke Living Best Blog Award 2016". Asian Media Awards. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  17. ^ "8th Annual Nominees & Winners". Streamys. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  18. ^ "Winners of the 9th Asian Awards". The Asian Awards. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  19. ^ "Internet Celebrity Nicole Arbour Exposes Popular Guru And Ex Monk Jay Shetty As Plagiarist?". Ed Times. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  20. ^ "Internet Star 'Exposes' Award-Winning Life Coach Jay Shetty for Plagiarizing Quotes". News 18. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  21. ^ "Internet influencer and motivational speaker, Jay Shetty, exposed for plagiarism". Commdiginews. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  22. ^ "'Jay Shetty Is Full of Shi*t', Says Nicole Arbour Accusing the Internet Guru and Ex-Monk of Plagiarism!". Latestly.com. Retrieved 25 August 2019.