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Jesse Itzler

Jesse’s mission is to continually raise the bar and build his Life Resume. He is an Emmy-award-winning artist, former Run-DMC manager, bestselling author, ultramarathon runner, entrepreneur, Atlanta Hawks co-owner, and keynote speaker.

Meet Jesse Itzler

Jesse Itzler’s remarkable journey is defined by taking an unconventional approach. An Emmy-award-winning artist, former Run-DMC manager, bestselling author, ultramarathon runner, entrepreneur, and Atlanta Hawks co-owner, he has mastered the art of success. Now, through his keynote speaking, you can discover the exact tools, systems, and practices he employs in life and business, empowering you to achieve your own remarkable feats. Jesse Itzler is available to be booked for corporate and private events. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group today to inquire about Jesse Itzler’s fees.

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Jesse’s mission is to continually raise the bar and build his Life Resume. Unsurprisingly, it has led to a career unlike anyone else’s. He always says, “you don’t have to be the smartest in the room, but you have to be the most passionate.”


He started as a rapper on MTV in 1991 and was featured in the soundtrack of the 2004 movie White Chicks. Then in 1992, Jesse wrote and sang the New York Knicks theme song “Go NY Go” as well as original songs for more than 50 other professional teams. Additionally, he wrote and sang the Emmy Award-winning song “I Love This Game” and also produced the theme song for Inside the NBA. Eventually, he would become the manager of one of the greatest hip-hop bands ever, Run-DMC.


Apart from his career in hip-hop, Jesse is a successful entrepreneur. Jesse’s mission is to continually raise the bar and build his Life Resume. In 1996, Itzler co-founded Alphabet City Sports Records which was known for mixing classic arena songs with highlights of historical play-by-play calls for professional sports teams. By 1998, the company was sold to SFX. In 2001, he co-founded Marquis Jet, one of the largest private jet card companies in the world. With Marquis Jets, Jesse served as the company’s Vice Chairman until the company was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway in 2009. That same year, Itzler created the 100 Mile Group, a brand incubator and accelerator. The company partnered with ZICO Coconut Water and in 2013, ZICO was acquired by Coca-Cola.

Health & Wellness

Jesse also maintains a steadfast passion for health and wellness. Specifically, he loves endurance challenges. He’s run over 50 marathons, has finished several 100-mile running races, and recently rode his bike across America. In 2022 he completed an Ultraman at the age of 53. In total, an Ultraman entails a 6.2-mile open water swim, 261.4-mile bike, and 52.4-mile run.

When he’s not training with Navy Seals (check out his book, Living with A Seal) or learning from monks (check out his other book, Living with Monks), you can find him plunging in cold water and sweating in hot saunas as part of his latest venture, All Day Running Co., a brand built on the foundation of combining race-like challenges like half-marathons with retreat-like experiences such as cold and heat exposure.

How to Hire Jesse Itzler

Find out how to hire Jesse Itzler to appear at your next event. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group to inquire about Jesse Itzler’s availability and cost. When booking Jesse Itzler for an event, we need to know the type of venue and location the event will take place. Jesse Itzler is a popular choice for corporate events, private events, and virtual events. So, you can click the Check Availability button or contact us and an MPG Jesse Itzler booking agent will get back to you within 48 hours.

Jesse Itzler Booking Price

How much to book Jesse Itzler depends on the type of event. So, the cost to hire Jesse Itzler for corporate or private events is available by contacting a Mollie Plotkin Group Agent. Notably, Jesse Itzler is available for conferences, festivals, private parties, and events. Just contact the Mollie Plotkin Group and tell the booking agent the proposed date, time, and location.

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Upcoming Engagements

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Apr 16 2024

Yvonne S. Boice STEAM 2024 Luncheon – Guest Speaker Gary Vaynerchuk – West Palm Beach, FL

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 16 2024

AMCP 2024 – Keynote Speaker Jon Dorenbos – New Orleans, LA

Apr 18 2024

SolarCon 2024 – Headline Speaker Gary Vaynerchuk – Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Palace Convention Center, Halls 4 & 5
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Key Audience Takeaways

Build Your Life Resume

We put so much emphasis on our traditional resume. What if we flipped that model upside down and focused on building our Life Resume instead? Jesse shares the key lessons he has learned throughout his humorous, unconventional business journey and life adventures. 

Always living his life outside the box, Jesse was a rapper on MTV, co-founded the world’s largest prepaid private jet company, helped pioneer the Coconut Water craze, ran a 100-mile race, and has spent time living with a group of monks and a Navy SEAL. Since few are ready to take on these challenges themselves, learn valuable life lessons from Jesse’s experiences and how you can build your Life Resume.

From the specific habits he practices to the motivating rules he lives by, Jesse will leave you with actionable steps you can take to design your most rewarding life.

Ignoring the Tap on Your Shoulder

One of the biggest regrets we can ever have is not living up to our true potential. The good news is, it’s preventable. Jesse Itzler takes us on a humorous ride that spans business, wellness, and mindset. In the end, you will walk away with actionable steps to help you start over-indexing in the key buckets of your life.

The Spiritual Billionaire

Being an entrepreneur is a personal journey. In this speech, Jesse shares stories from his own path – brought to life with the help of DJ Dee Wiz. Through humor, music, love, loss, and knowledge, Jesse distills lessons he’s learned.

By breaking down the hours in a day, knowing you need a lot of soul, creating your own luck, and learning the power of the spoken word you can get exactly what you want, without having to give up what you have.

Ready, Fire, Aim!

Accompanied by DJ Dee Wiz, Jesse combines music and dramatics in this presentation encouraging audiences to aim high by maintaining perspective and taking risks. In this motivational, inspirational, emotional, and energetic talk, Jesse shares stories from his years as a serial entrepreneur, competitive runner, and professional rapper to illustrate how you can change your mindset to achieve anything.

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Living with a SEAL Book Cover

Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet

Entrepreneur Jesse Itzler chronicles his month of living and extreme fitness training with a Navy SEAL in the New York Times and #1 LA Times bestseller Living With a Seal, now with two bonus chapters.Entrepreneur Jesse Itzler will try almost anything. His life is about being bold and risky. So when Jesse felt himself drifting on autopilot, he hired a rather unconventional trainer to live with him for a month-an accomplished Navy SEAL widely considered to be “the toughest man on the planet”!Living With a Seal is like a buddy movie if it starred the Fresh Prince of Bel- Air. . .and Rambo. Jesse is about as easy-going as you can get. SEAL is. . . not. Jesse and SEAL’s escapades soon produce a great friendship, and Jesse gains much more than muscle. At turns hilarious and inspiring, Living With a Seal ultimately shows you the benefits of stepping out of your comfort zone.

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