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October 1, 1991 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The seminar has just begun, and Anthony J. Robbins is on a roll. "How many of you have ever had a business idea, or an idea for a gadget that you thought everyone in the world would use?" Robbins' voice is a rapid baritone, his tone that of a pumped-up cheerleader. His eyes scan the crowd. "How many of you, six months later, have walked into a store, and someone had stolen it? There was your gadget, right on the shelf!" Eyes flutter in confirmation. Heads nod. Shoulders slump.
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October 2, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Author Wade Cook was awarded $655,900 by a federal jury in Tacoma, Wash., in his copyright infringement suit against motivational speaker Tony Robbins. Cook accused Robbins and his company, San Diego-based Robbins Research International Inc., of stealing two sentences and two phrases from his best-selling book "Wall Street Money Machine." The material appeared in a workbook distributed by Robbins at his Financial Power seminars. Wade's attorney had asked the jury for $1.8 million.
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BUSINESS
October 2, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Author Wade Cook was awarded $655,900 by a federal jury in Tacoma, Wash., in his copyright infringement suit against motivational speaker Tony Robbins. Cook accused Robbins and his company, San Diego-based Robbins Research International Inc., of stealing two sentences and two phrases from his best-selling book "Wall Street Money Machine." The material appeared in a workbook distributed by Robbins at his Financial Power seminars. Wade's attorney had asked the jury for $1.8 million.
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October 1, 1991 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The seminar has just begun, and Anthony J. Robbins is on a roll. "How many of you have ever had a business idea, or an idea for a gadget that you thought everyone in the world would use?" Robbins' voice is a rapid baritone, his tone that of a pumped-up cheerleader. His eyes scan the crowd. "How many of you, six months later, have walked into a store, and someone had stolen it? There was your gadget, right on the shelf!" Eyes flutter in confirmation. Heads nod. Shoulders slump.
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September 9, 1991 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Anthony J. Robbins, millionaire and founder of fire walking, strolls along marble floors in his Spanish-style castle in Del Mar. He speaks with ease about how different his life once was, when a succession of stepfathers passed through his lower-middle-class household. At the age of 17, he lived in the back of his car after his mother kicked him out of the house. Later, he lived in a 400-square-foot apartment, washing his dishes in the bathtub and gaining 38 pounds.
BUSINESS
May 17, 1995 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Infomercial king Anthony J. Robbins has agreed to pay more than $200,000 to settle charges that he violated federal franchise rules, the Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday. Robbins, best known through late-night television commercials hosted by former football star Fran Tarkenton, is a self-help lecturer to prominent entertainment and sports personalities. Robbins, author of the bestseller "Personal Power," trekked to Camp David, Md., in January to give President Clinton a pep talk.
NEWS
January 10, 1995 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Anthony J. Robbins, a Del Mar motivational guru and king of late-night infomercials, was summoned to Camp David, Md., recently for a consultation with President Clinton, the White House confirmed Monday. Reports of the Robbins-Clinton meeting were the talk of Washington after talk show impresario Rush Limbaugh joked about it on his daily show. Robbins' office also acknowledged the Dec. 30 meeting on Monday, but beyond that, offered a terse no comment.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 1993 | TERRY PRISTIN
TriStar Pictures' hit film "Sleepless in Seattle" probably seems like a love story or romantic fantasy to most moviegoers. But not to Jeff Arch, the movie's original screenwriter, who is featured in a current television infomercial for multimillionaire motivational guru Anthony Robbins. For Arch, "Sleepless" is a metaphor for the inspiration he got from Robbins, whom he credits with giving him the tools to transform his screenwriting career from "almost" to "yes."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1992 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Anthony J. Robbins, the multimillionaire Wunderkind who lives in a castle overlooking the surf at Del Mar and who made a fortune teaching people to walk barefoot on hot coals, has settled four lawsuits against him and his La Jolla-based research institute.
REAL ESTATE
March 22, 1998 | RUTH RYON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
WINONA RYDER, who played an action hero for the first time while co-starring with Sigourney Weaver in the recently released movie "Alien Resurrection," has purchased a Beverly Hills house for $2.5 million, sources say. Ryder, 26, is a two-time Oscar nominee, in 1994 as best actress for her portrayal of Jo in the remake of "Little Women" and in 1993 as best supporting actress for her performance in Martin Scorsese's "The Age of Innocence."
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