Thom Hartmann Behind All The Radio Show And Programs! A Man Of Perseverance
Talking about a successful career; this person has already over five different careers with the taste of success in each of it. Excelling in every field he walked, the multi-talented personality, Thom Hartmann is known for his determination and constant hard work.
He had garnered every kind of extraordinary feats and wonderful honors from the engineering graduate to well-known talk show host. So today, let's unfold all the pages of Thom Hartmann’s professional life, where we take a sneak peek into the constant diligence of his works!
A man of Radio shows and Programs!
Writer, entrepreneur and humanitarian for nearly 30 years, Thom Hartmann is the heartthrob of live radio shows and programs boasting the listeners of over 1.5 million. His programs usually depict the power-packed politics open debate based on a divided mix of progressive and conservatives.
Hartmann believes that media has the power to change the skeptic views into progressive ones through open discussion and sensible arguments.
Caption: Thom Hartmann on "The Big Picture"
Photo Credit: politico.com
He believes live debate is about change and to connect the voice to people as he explains,
"I think many of them come for the same reason that I'm having them on, which is that they believe in their cause and they know that having a debate is one of the most effective ways to get the word out, because...people love genuine debate."
Thom is commonly known for inviting guests with anti-political views; he even explained why such guests still come to his talk show, despite their opposing thoughts. He affirmed,
"This isn't gratuitous bullshit debate like 'Crossfire' [the famed CNN show of the 1990s] used to be. We try to do genuine debate about real issues that we really care about. It's not just Republicans and Democrats throwing talking points and politicians yelling at each other. And...I think they do our show because they know that I don't do ad hominems."
His argument style is filled with intellect and reasoning, so there is no chance for those who only pretend to know about the issue. However, he calmly engages all the guests and callers having disagreeing thoughts with hints of perseverance.
Thom's multi-talents and energy have been at its peak throughout his life; his talk shows are not the only scope to showcase his creativity, as his writing is one of his best skills as well.
Thom has published more than twenty books on diverse topics, with the book winning the most critical acclaim “The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight” as his best. He even won the Project Censored Award in 2004 for his book "Unequal Protection."
His writing's even inspired the minds of greatest personalities like Dalai Lama, Pope John Paul II, Leonardo DiCaprio, eventually assisting them in their profession.
As for business, he was an avid entrepreneur with various successful business ventures like International Wholesale Travel along with its retail subsidiary Spray berry Travel. His companies in Atlanta was successful to generate over a quarter of billion dollars in revenue. He sold the shares of his business in 1986 to work with the international relief organization Salem International to continue his humanitarian work.
Hartmann’s career list keeps on adding to the success in every career he chose. He was splurged in psychotherapy too, where he authored in the area of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and AADD (Adult Attention Deficit Disorder). His theory on the subject is relevant and considered important even in the present context.
Besides his talents and wits, his determination to serve the community, to continuously contribute to humanity has been his key to the success. Thomm's career is the long run of perseverance with many ups and downs with incredible feats of achievements!
Born on May 7, 1951, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the American host was one of four children of Jean and Carl Thomas Hartmann. He initially enrolled at Lansing Community College and later transferred to Michigan State Univesity. He met his wife, Louise Hartmann at a college party, and as for now, he has the family of five with a wife and three children.
As for his finances, his nationwide favorite talk shows surely brings him the good fortune and amazing net worth. While his salary figures are still a mystery, it is no doubt he has kept the sound finance for his family of five!